Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Mini Album for Flying Unicorn - Free Class

Hi everyone!  As promised on my show, I'm posting my mini album with all the inside pages and measurements.  If you missed the show, no problem!  You can watch the playback at Flying Unicorn.

This was a lot of fun and I want to thank everyone for watching!  

For a short re-cap, I came up with this idea as a way to use the canvases that we love to make in a different way.  I love to make them so much, but it gets hard to find a place to display them.  With a mini, they can be put almost anywhere!  They also make great gifts!

I used Prima's Butterfly Collection for the album.  You can find it in the Flying Unicorn Store along with everything else that I used that is in stock for 10% off this week!

The album was created using 2 5x7 canvases.  It is important to buy the flat canvases.


This is the spine.  Notice those gorgeous glass beads!  I am loving adding them to everything lately!

The spine is 1.5x7 inches.


For the back, I used paint instead of gel and texture sand.  It will lay nicely while still including the colors that are used on the front and spine. 

Now for the inside!

The inside is based on a 4x6" format.  I wanted most of it to sit inside the album with only a few select bits and pieces overlapping.

Everything in the album was first cut from chipboard and then paper was added.  The chipboard will keep your pages stiff to help them hold up to the handling that a mini album gets.

One of the papers included in the Butterfly Collection had all these little squares on it.  I chose to use them as added decoration for my album.  Those pieces are approximately 2x6".

As mentioned before, the inside pages are based on a 4x6 format, so the rectangular pages are 4x6"

For this page, I used a large tag and covered it with the Prima paper.  I purposely set it higher in the album so that it would be visible on the outside of the album.

Here the fairy is fussy cut, layered onto clear transparency and then attached to the tag.  Again, it's about standing up to handling without  bending.  Using a transparency sheet make it work.

This sweet butterfly girl was done the same way as the previous one.  She is also on a 4x6 background.

The shaped pieces were cut using a Spellbinders Grand Nestabilities Die.  I cut this one off to make it shorter, but left it long enough to overlap the album a bit, too.

Don't forget all that gorgeous chipboard!!  You want to make sure to use it in your album!  I've also left room for photos or journaling.

It's perfectly ok to repeat some pages in your albums.  I repeated a previous page here.

For this page, I used the same die and cut off the edge to make it sit nicely in my album.  In this case, I oriented the page vertically.  Again, it overlaps a bit to show on the outside.

Finally, I finished with a journal card that was cut from one of the papers.  It's a great way to finish an album and leave a message to your albums.  

If you would like to watch the show and see how the album comes together, here is the link!

Don't forget to check out the Flying Unicorn Store to get your supplies!


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