Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Family Heirlooms Mini Album with Denise

Hello BoBunny Fans

It's Denise here today with a mini album that I created from scratch, using the awesome Family Heirlooms. I absolutely love this vintage collection.

I used the beautiful rose paper to cover this album.

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There are many tutorials on the web on how to create these albums, so today I just wanted to share some tips and tricks with you.

The first tip is that I created this album with an insert, which I left loose. One can obviously adhere it to the cover, but it makes it so much easier to work in the album itself, if it is loose of the cover. 

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The second tip is about folding the corners in nicely. Remember to cut and allow enough paper to fold round the thickness of the board or card you have used for the base, so that you don't leave a little hole when folding the corners in.

I created the insert/booklet by using same sized, folded papers and adhering then front to back. This is one of the easiest ways to create a book. You will see I also used corrugated board to cover the book and spine. Corrugated board is ideal for this, since it allows easy opening of the book because of the little folds being flexible and not rigid. 

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Use old, co-ordintaing envelopes for design features. These can be used to store and keepsake special notes and treasures.

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When working in mini albums, one has always got to keep in mind that whatever you are adding is creating bulk and thickness. By using fussy cut bits and pieces, you can minimise bulk and still add pretty elements and layers.

Washi tape is also a great way to add prettiness to a page, without adding bulk. It is one of those products that we often forget about, but is so versatile and pretty.

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Since this album is in a vintage style, I wanted to use some old book papers to accent the styling. I used some old dictionary papers that were yellowing and a little torn. These are perfect for vintage.

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You will also see above that I used stamps to add another layer on these pages. Infact, on most of the pages I added stamping and I especially stamped  sewn edges for styling purposes, created with BoBunny stamps.

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The key to any little album is the various layers and accentuating the styling over and over with little bits and pretty elements. This does not mean one has to spend a fortune, just use the patterned papers thoroughly.

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I could keep on showing you photo's of the album, but I think it is easier to get a feel for it, by showing you a little video. So here is a flip through and I hope you enjoy it.

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I really hope you were inspired today and might try a little vintage project for yourself.

Have a fabulous day and we hope to see you back here tomorrow.
Denise x

BoBunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper: Heirlooms, Keepsakes, Trinkets, Generations, Ancestors, Origins, History, Documented, Lineage, Traditions / Family Heirlooms
Chipboard Stickers: Family Heirlooms
Stamps: Of Times Past, Family Heirlooms, To the Point, Postale, Stitches
Layered Chipboard: Family Heirlooms
Washi Tape: Family Heirlooms
Candy Dots: Family Heirlooms


  1. Absolutely stunning!! Thank you for all the tips as well

  2. All I can say is wow. I have to try this. Thank you so much.

    1. Thank you so much!! Would love to see what you create!! 😊

  3. WOW! What an absolutely gorgeous little album. Just so many beautiful details and so many little touches. I just LOVE your work, and this is perhaps one of my all-time best. Thank you for always inspiring me. <3