Saturday, January 16, 2010

Joakima's Chunky Mini a la Mariposa

My friend Melody is hosting a quick chunky mini album swap, and I'm partnered with my dear pal Joakima! So I made her mini using the coveted Mariposa stack from Die Cuts With a View. First, here's a video:



And now for the pictures! I had to download Picasa's free editing software since all mine is on my waterlogged laptop. It's pretty good for freeware!


A big Prima flower I got on clearance at Michael's, and a Prima purple gossamer butterfly. Kima loves butterflies, so I had to incorporate them! I kept the album closed with a Tim Holtz grunge board hinge and velcro.





For the left side I used a piece of overhead projector transparency paper for the pocket. The butterfly will hold a picture or a tag. On the right, I used lace from my friend Debbie, and I cut out a birdcage from the Mariposa stack. I love it!



Just a piece of paper and some lace from Deb.



I used an envelope mini (thanks Laura!) to add lots of space for pictures and journaling. There are two double sided photo mats and four tags, plus two one-sided photo mats.



I will post pictures of the accordion pullouts later, I forgot to photograph them! The right page is a double pocket card I made from a YouTube tutorial.





I cut the top note by hand, ran it through the Cuttlebug with the argyle embossing folder, and accented the raised stitches with a black Zig marker. Then I inked the edges. I heat embossed the swirls on the right side of the page.



A waterfall card. I learned how to make this by watching a tutorial from StampFest on YouTube.





I used an altered puzzle piece from my friend Lisa to act as a tag pocket.




You can slide a photo behind the frame.




I bought that flower on Etsy...so pretty!


That's all I have to share for now, thanks for stopping by. Feel free to comment!

3 comments:

  1. I love this mini Katie. Thank you. I cant wait to get it. =)

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  2. Katie this is Gorgeous. I love every page.

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