Hi everyone!  Nancy here today to share with you a mini album I made using the gorgeous Vintage Mint kit featuring the Hope Chest collection from Pink Paislee.

I have a lot of chipboard sheets lying around and thought it would be fun to create my own mini album.  I started with two sheets of 6×8 inch chipboard.

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I scored each at two inches along the long side.

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And then cut the center out of one of the sheets (approximately 4×4).

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I glued the two inch pieces together to create the binding of my album.

Then I poked holes with roughly a 1/2 inch spacing, one inch from the top and the bottom.

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and painted the chipboard.

I then created the registers by folding a two pieces of 6×12 patterned paper in half, one inside the other, and poked a hole one inch from the top and bottom in the center fold.

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I created four of these registers.  I then ran baker's twine , from the Hydrangea Hippo Etsy shop, from the back of the chipboard, through the registers and back through the chipboard.  I then tied the twine tightly.

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Once I completed all four registers I covered the chipboard with patterned paper and embellished it heavily.nancykeslin_hydrangea hippo_july kit_album tutorial9 nancykeslin_hydrangea hippo_july kit_album cover

This kit is full of so many gorgeous goodies; flowers, vinyl pieces, and the most beautiful feathers, not to mention the incredible trims.  Finally I  added a few butterflies that I printed and cut from the Internet.

I will be back in a couple of weeks to share with you some of the inside pages.




Items Used:

Vintage Mint Creativity Kit

Green and White Bakers Twine

Coredinations white cardstock

Ranger Liquid Pearls – Gold

DecoArt white paint




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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