Monday, November 28, 2011

Blitzen Mini Album

Have you checked out the Bo Bunny Mini Albums?  

They are so terrific!  The different shapes of them make them so fun and I LOVE that they are ready to decorate!!  Isn't it great to start with perfectly coordinated minis that are ready to decorate? 

GOTTA LOVE THAT!

I chose to use the Blitzen Album for these precious pictures of a trip to Santa's Wonderland.

Santa's Wonderland
by Robbie Herring

There are a lot of pages in this mini, so I didn't do close-ups.  I'll be sharing some tips after each of the pages though, so just keep scrolling along.

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Tips: 
To make the scalloped border stickers follow the curve of the tree, I just used powder to get rid of the sticky backing and then gave a little pinch in the center of each scallop.
Attaching ric rac and trim is easy when you use the right glue!  Use Fabri-Tac by Beacon to attach.  It dries clear and it dries fast! 

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Tip:
You can see from this picture that there are a LOT of things going on with this album.  Sometimes, using a lot of layers, trims, bows and pop dots can make your album a bit difficult to handle and turn correctly.  If that is the case, the fix is simple!  Just get a larger ring to use at the top. 

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Tip:
To get the nice white outline on this page, I first used a white Souffle Pen and then added a thin line of glitter glue right over the top.

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Tip: 
Use foam dots to get the layers on the flower.  I cut and extra flower to give myself 3 layers.  The poinsettias are included in the awesome Noteworthy package.
I only put in four holes, one at each corner, for the black floss border.  Just use tape on the back to keep everything flat. 

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Tip:
Think about layering similar images.  I really liked how adding the chipboard reindeer using foam dots added interest to this page.  Using foam dots also allowed me to layer the twine and flourish chipboard more easily.

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Tips:
Use Souflee and Glaze pens to draw on stitches.  I also backe the large tag with patterned paper, so it would look nice when you flip to the next page.
Mix up letter stickers with rub-ons to easily tell the story.

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Tip:
To make the Blitzen letter stickers show better on the striped background, I stuck them to some lightly inked chipboard letter stickers from the Et Cetera collection.  The fonts are the same, but the size is a bit different so it worked perfectly.

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Tip: 
The die cut is from the Noteworthy.  Because it is the same on both sides, I just folded it in half so that the other side would look nice, too! 
I made a hole through the album page to attach the brad.  You will see on the other side that I cover the hole with a bow.

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Tip:
You can see the Noteworthy behind the wreath and see how the bow covers up the hole and the prongs on the brad.

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Tip:
To attach the twine, just pull up on the heart part of the layered chipboard, tie the twine and use a touch of glue to secure the heart back in place.

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Tip:
Why not use lots of different alphabets to tell part of the story?  I used Blitzen and Welcome Home stickers.  I also used Blitzen Rub-ons and a couple of misc. rub-ons, too.

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Tip:
Tie on little extras to the bottoms of bows.  Here I used a little Christmas heart and in other places, I used jingle bells.

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 Tip:
Don't forget to finish it off!  For the backside, I just used a bit more trim and ribbon and added the date. It's a nice way to add the date or any other little details that you might not have put inside.

Bo Bunny Supplies Used:
Patterned Paper:  Blitzen
Double Dot Paper:  Wild Berry Dot, Aquamarine Dot and Avacado Dot
6x6 Paper Pad:  Blitzen
12x12 Chipboard:  Blitzen and Et Cetera
Layered Chipboard:  Blitzen
Combo Stickers:  Blitzen and Welcome Home
Stickers:  Blitzen
Brads:  Blitzen
Buttons:  Blitzen
Noteworthy:  Blitzen
Rub-ons:  Blitzen
Jewels:  Blitzen and Welcome Home
Double Dot Ribbon:  Wild Berry, Chocolate, Aquamarine and Kiwi

Other Supplies:  Baker's Twine, Jingle Bells, Ric Rac, Pom Pom Trim, Misc. Word Rub-ons.

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12 comments:

  1. Sorry I have to use the same word.....ADORABLE.

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  2. Robbie, this is absolutely gorgeous! I can tell you spent so much time on this sweet album! I love all your different layers ,and the photos are so cute! Thank you for the inspiration!!!

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  3. I'll be number 3..... ADORABLE!!!!!

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  4. Oh my, this is totally gorgeous and so adorable too, Robbie! I just love the red polka dot ribbon, which matches so perfectly with her bow and dress.

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  5. just beautiful! i would LOVE to know how the paper is placed on the shape!!

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  6. Well I think I will add "ADORABLE" too. Because it really is.

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  7. This album is just so cute! Love the shapes and the pps here, and of course, those cute cute photos!

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  8. Soooooooo love love love love love this!! Absolutely GORGEOUS!!! Just WOW WOW WOW!!! Robbie.. you are AMAZING! :):):):):):):):):):):)

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  9. Great mini book. I love to make these. Always endless possibilities, and lots of fun. The "Blitzen" line would be great to work with.

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  10. thats my fav abut your books, each page usually is a different shape and gives such a great look. im still wanting the zoology, now this must go on the list too. oh and i adore when you can see the paper but the pic is still the main focus-great job1

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  11. This album is so cute. Love that every page is different.

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