Mini Album by Traci and Layout by Mendi

Here we go again, it is already the middle of the month. The best part is that it is Monday, which means our awesome Creative Team is here sharing inspiration with you. First we have an adorable mini album from Traci…
“Today is Always a Happy Day” when you get to create fun projects with Lori’s designs, and I had a lot of fun with this adorable mini album.  This album was created using Lori’s 5×5 album with box.  The pattern comes in two files, one for the box, and one for the album, and the whole project is a snap to put together.
For the base of the box, album pages, and title (which is also one of Lori’s designs and can be found here or at the Silhouette online store) I used heavy white card stock.  I wasn’t sure if it would be sturdy enough for the project, but once I layered all of the other papers and embellishments, it is very durable.
The paper is from the Here & Now collection by Echo Park and the little sun sticker is from  A Perfect Summer line.
The little birds on the branch are an SVG in Lori’s shop called Love Birds.  I chopped one of the little bird’s legs off (poor guy) so that he could sit lower on the branch.
I love how the design of this album has the ribbon/twine holes already punched for you.  I did, however,  use a 1/4″ hole punch to make them a little larger so that my thicker ribbon would slide through easily.
I will have a few more pictures posted over at Artsy Albums today, so please stop by my blog and say hello!
Thanks, and I hope your day is happy!
Next, is this beautiful layout by Mendi…
Today I turned to the Maggie Holmes collection by Crate Paper and a handful of complimentary cutting files designed by Lori.  I knew I wanted to do something fun with the 12×12 decorative tape sheet from the collection so I cut it into strips, mixing it with other paper strips and adhered them to printer paper.  I then cut my mouse ears out on my Silhouette by welding 3 basic circles together.

I took Lori’s “memories” title from a layout cutting file and paired it with one of her awesome banners which I enlarged to fit over my mouse ears and popped up with foam tape between the layers for some depth.
I also used her scalloped border which I cut twice (once from blue and another without the inside cuts from ivory).  I like to do this to minimize the visual distraction when a patterned paper is layered below my borders.  I finished off my layout with a layered tag to document the basic details of the day.  

To Create my layout I used the following cutting files designed by Lori Whitlock:
Memories Layout (for title)
5 Layered Labels (Silhouette Store only)

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Paula Gale - August 11, 2013 - 9:55 am


These projects are SO CUTE! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the colours and the papers (lucky I have them then eh?)… great little book – and love the mouse layout – so inspiring both of them!

Thanks for sharing with us.

Paula x x x

Brigit - July 16, 2013 - 7:40 pm

Love these projects ladies, the album is so pretty Traci, love the paper!! And the layout is just perfect Mendi, I love how you stitched the banner!!

Traci Penrod - July 15, 2013 - 4:41 pm

Mendi! How cute is your layout?! Ohmygoodness! Thanks for the idea about laying down washi tape and paper strips before cutting a shape…so fun! Totally doing this :)

Mendi Yoshikawa - July 15, 2013 - 11:14 am

Your mini album turned out darling Traci! Can’t get enough of these papers and I always have a soft spot for Lori’s birds. :)

Kathy Skou - July 15, 2013 - 5:38 am

such a cute mini and I love how Mendi put strips of paper to form her mouse!! So clever.

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