Cork and Gold foil are two super hot trends in craft this year. Today, I'm on a blog hop with the Tombow USA team and Die Cuts with a View (DCWV), sharing all things cork and gold! You probably came here from Britt Bass, but if you happened to stumble across my blog, go to the DCWV Blog to start!
We received a mix of gold foiled patterned paper, adhesive cork sheets, and a mini album from DCWV. Since the kraft colored papers and album were neutral like the cork, everything was wide open as far as color.
I decided to go with a beach themed mini scrapbook, adding in elements of coral and turquoise with items from my stash to complete the look.
This mini beach album was built with the DCWV Insta Kraft Album, a perfect size for Instagram photos! I'm planning to add photos of my niece and nephews from beach trips to this album and give it as a gift to my sister.
To make the inner pages of the book, I cut chipboard to 4.5″ wide by 5″ tall and covered it with patterned paper from the DCWV The Gilded Stack, using Tombow Mono Aqua Glue to permanently apply the paper to the chipboard. I also cut some of the 6×6 pages from the DCWV Cork Stack to 4.5″ x 5″ and adhered more patterned paper to the backs of those sheets. I used a Crop a Dile to punch holes in each page to match the binder rings inside of the DCWV Insta Kraft Album.
For extra storage, I cut 5″ x 9″ strips of paper from the DCWV The Gilded Stack and folded them in half to make a 4.5″ x 5″ page. I applied Tombow Mono Permanent Adhesive along the bottom and the open side of the folded paper “card” to seal them shut. I used a 2″ circle punch to punch a hole in the top, open ed of the pocket. Then I used the Crop a Dile to punch holes in each page to match the binder rings inside of the DCWV Insta Kraft Album. I cut some of the journal blocks from the DCWV The Gilded Stack apart and slipped them into the pockets for journaling.
I posted a sneak peek picture of this album on Instagram and everyone wanted to know how to make the crepe paper ruffle. It's easy!
Learn the crepe paper ruffle technique and see the album assembly and decorating from start to finish in this video:
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To create this album, you need some basic supplies from DCWV and Tombow.
I supplemented these with various baubles and embellishments from my stash. Decorating a mini album cover in this way gives it a fun, eclectic, and dimensional look while also using up some of your stash. I like using some of my most prized embellishments on mini album covers becuase then I can see them more often that if they were closed inside of a 12×12 scrapbook album. Also, bulky embellishments don't work well in traditional scrapbooks so a mini album like this DCWV Insta Kraft Album is a great place to use them.
- The DCWV Gilded Stack
- DCWV 6×6 Cork Stack
- DCWV Insta Kraft Album
- Tombow Mono Permanent Runner
- Tombow Mono Aqua Liquid Glue
- Tombow Xtreme Tabs
- Tombow Xtreme Adhesive
- Tombow Dual Brush Pens
- From my stash – use similar items from your own stash to further embellish the album:
- Circle Die #1 by Sizzix
- Sizzix Big Shot Machine
- Pinking Shears
- 2″ Circle Punch
- Paper Trimmer
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