Hello friends! I am happy to be with you today to share my first project with the beautiful February kit, Bee You! Have you seen it? Here is a little look and you can check it and the add ons out in the shop here. Gorgeous, right?!
Today is all about playing with paper and what better way to play with paper than to make a little mini album. What I love about this mini is that the base is created using just one piece of paper! You can pick up this free cut file from Bea Valint here.
This is a look at the mini all put together. For my mini I cut the base 2x, once out of patterned paper and once out of plain white card stock. I adhered the two bases together so the arrows would be on the outside and the white would be on the inside. While this is not necessary, you can just use one piece of paper, I wanted the inside to be white.
I treated each set of flip outs like its own layout. For my first set of flip outs I did a spread about my 3 year old little guy. I added cork accents from the kit along with patterned paper from the cut apart sheet.
The next flip out is all arrows, that happens to be the outside of the box. These can be decorated but my box was already getting a little thick so I chose to leave them plain. (I also adore the arrows!)
On the bottom flip out I stitched the pocket together with white thread and tucked a tag and photo inside. For my title on this little spread I added a sentiment from the cut apart sheet and a little chipboard heart.
For the top flip out I added a photo and a little journaling. I love the flowers peeking out from behind the photo!
On the right side there is another flip out and pocket. For this side I added another sentiment from the cut apart sheet along with tags and another photo of one of my boys. On the cut file in this flip out there is a flower cut-out. I choose to take that out of the file because I knew that I wanted to use that area for a photo. You can choose to leave the flower cut-out in and create a sequin pocket or add a bit of hand-stitching!
For the last flip out I added a photo of some yummy cupcakes my husband brought me back from New York. I layered the adorable chipboard letters over the top of the photo and backed two of the squares with a little patterned paper.
Here is a look at the whole mini flipped out. This was such a fun mini album to put together! I love when I can sit down in my craft room and just play with pretty paper! Give this mini album a try! We would love to see what you create!
Thanks for stopping by today! Have a wonderful Sunday!