Thursday, March 10, 2011

Snip 'n Fold Swap mini

  This little mini was made for my friend Valentina based on Laura Denison's 12 days of Christmas tutorial.  We were to make a vintage inspired mini using the colours brown, cream and blue.  I added a bunch of gold as well as I loved the gold glittered motif on the paper I chose for my covers.  This is my first swap and it was so much fun I'm sure to try more.  I already received my beautiful little mini made by Valentina and flip through it each time I go to my craft room.  Hope she will enjoy mine.
  The roses on the front cover are made using Tim Holtz Tattered Flowers die and the grunge flower method.  I edged the flowers with gold pigment ink and added clear glitter.   Silk flower leaves left over from a wedding and inked in gold add the perfect backdrop to these pretty blooms. The closure is a piece of grungepaper covered in the same gold ink, and the brad was teal and silver so I used a gold leaf pen to colour the metal.  I love the antiqued little bird house I found at my local hardware store. 
  The inside pockets are created by the folding method used to make this mini and the strips of patterned paper that close the open edges.  Because these pockets are already sooo tiny you would not want to glue that edge together.  Each of the little pages has either a gold or teal glitter bird which I cut out on my cricut.  I added glossy accents to the glittered shapes to prevent the glitter from coming off and to add dimension and shine.
  I loved the colour of these gorgeous Webster's Bloomers which was the jumping off point for the colour choices in this album.  The trim is hotglued to both the front and back cover and hides the spine as well as preventing the tags from coming through.
  I created the tags in my Design Studio software welding two of the same shape together.  The stamped image is one of my favorite Stampin' Up wood mounts that I'd been hoarding in my craft room for sometime waiting for the perfect project.  The images are heat embossed in gold and the edges of the tags are inked in that same gold pigment ink.  The tags are rather tiny with just enough room to jot a tiny note.  This tiny mini would be fun as a brag album housing cropped wallet photos.
  I saw the tutorial for this Tri-Fold card on Splitcoast Stampers' YouTube and scaled it down to fit with the tiny mini.  The finished size is 3 by 3 and it opens up to 3 by 9.  I love the bright springy colours and the Stampin' Up image on the front is another of my favorites.  The Organza ribbon is another from my Stampin' Up I'm not a representative, I'm just an avid buyer LOL!
  Sorry about the lighting in these photos...its been rather dark in the mornings and a couple of my lights were burnt out!
Thanks for stopping by :O)


mustangkayla said...

What a beautiful mini and card! all the details! So pretty!

Anne said...

What charming albums and I love the colours and embelishments you used. Such a lovely gift.

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elvira said...

Your mini is sooo beautiful!!!

Lowri said...

This card looks fantastic. I love 3-d cards and I will definitely be trying this one!
Lowri :-)