July 18, 2020 2 min read

Hello friends, welcome back to another blog post with Neftali. I am back sharing a fun mini album using the very same paper pack that is directed towards winter projects. 

Have you ever bought something that was meant to be for a specific season, but then found yourself thinking you can manage to use it year-round?

Well, that’s exactly my thought when I saw in the shop the Winter Blues Multi-Pack Collection from the shop. Now that the weather is warming up every day, I was inspired to use those beautiful blue cardstock papers to create a fun ombre style summer book. 

Let’s gather our supplies to turn these winter blues into sunny blue skies…


SUPPLIES:

  • Papers: Winter Blues Multi-Pack
  • Summer Mini Album Cut File (I am using this one)
  • Embellishments of Choice: I am using Pinkfresh Studio “Stay Home” Collection and Hip Kit Club Exclusive Die Cuts 
  • Photographs
  • Adhesive

summer waves mini album tassles


So, it took me a while to figure out what to include in this little book. But the idea that popped out at me was to use the Winter Blues paper pack with all five colors included. There’s something about that blue paper pack that shoutedsummer wavesat me.  


So, I used this lovely mini album cut file here. I thought it was entirely perfect to use the paper pack because each letter would be a different color. I think it worked very well with the colors in the paper pack and the letters in “summer”. 

 


summer waves mini album letter pages


There was one little letter left, however, so I thought about just using white. But I decided that I would include the first letter “s” as a photograph just to give a hint as to what is inside the book. More photos!


 summer waves mini album first page photo


I used the same cut file to cut up my photographs so I could back each of the pages. This was really exciting to see cut. Have you ever used your die cutting machine to cut photographs into shapes? I would highly recommend trying this technique! 

summer waves picture on back of page

A trick to remember is that you have to switch the orientation of your original shape to “mirror” the image. This is how I was able to add it to the back of the flaps from my mini.


summer waves mini album


Check out a few closeups here of the inside of the Mini. For the most part, I just added embellishments that I thought accentuated the image on the left. I used some fun Pinkfresh Studio and the June  2020 Hip Kits. I also added a few strands of random trim and a tassel to add some fun and interest to the whole feel of the book. 


summer waves mini album page details

summer waves mini album page details

 

You can watch a video of the entire process on my YouTube channel! 

 

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you’re inspired to bring out your summer crafts on to the table and get crafty. Don’t forget to share your creations with us using hashtag #cardstockwarehouse on Instagram to be featured on our page! You can also follow us on FacebookTwitter, and YouTube. We’d love to have you join us!

I’ll see you in my next post, stay crafty! 

 

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