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Each day now through Christmas I will share a mini book – a mini scrapbook – with you that I have created! This book is meant to serve as inspiration and along the way, I will share tips, tricks, techniques, and tutorials as well as the story behind the book. My hope is that these projects inspire you! Whether you're creating a gift for someone special or looking for ideas to use in your December Daily album, this series of posts can serve as a resource for ideas for years to come.

This album features one paper collection – collection packs are an easy way to build a mini album because a graphic designer has already done some of the work for you – making sure the colors and patterns in the papers compliment one another. But just because you use a paper collection pack, doesn't mean you also have to buy prepackaged embellishments. For this album, I chose embellishments that were similar to the colors in the papers. You can go a few shades darker or lighter on the embellishments and they will still work. Check out this tip for using embellishments in mini albums:

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This is definitely great stash buster too! Instead of using the exact color match, you can choose embellishments you already own to use with a project, even if they are a shade lighter or darker than the paper you've chosen to use.

Tomorrow, I'll be sharing our last mini album — woohoooo! I hope you've been inspired by these posts and bookmark them to use as a reference.

Thanks for stopping by!

 

 

Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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