If you haven’t received your March 2013 scrapbook kit or you haven’t ordered it yet, you’re in for some fun! This month’s kit is called A Chance for Luck and you’ll feel your luck change as soon as you have it in hand. At Little Black Dress Kit Club we adore the mini album. So you can imagine how excited we were to see one of our LBD Kit Club Design Team Members sent in this adorable take on the mini album using the March 2013 monthly kit. There’s something about tiny things…they’re just cuter! Tiny feet are cuter than big feet. Tiny fruit are somehow more precious and adorable than regular sized fruit. Tiny books have a special quality that big books can’t hope to attain. It’s just a phenomenon that can’t be exactly pinned down. It’s best just to accept it.
The Hello Dear Mini Album by Valerie O’Neall:
Still not sure that you can get “on board” with corrugated cardboard as a staple in your scrapbooking supply. Use number 5,423: mini album cover of any size/shape. Don’t you just adore the sweet title embellishment Valerie created with a bit of trim, some stitching and a couple banner shaped embellishments from this month’s kit? Love it.
If you have a typewriter at home (or at a friend’s house…scrappers are good sharers), try using it to create custom “tags” and embellishments that fit right in with purchased scrapbooking items. The typewriter font is to die for right now. OR you can download a good typewriter font on your computer and get the look minus the texture that old school typing will add to your scrapbook papers.
Who says photos have to be the centerpiece for every scrapbook project? Words are amazing things…they can paint a picture so quickly if you pick the right ones. Here you can see how Valerie used her chosen cutting machine to create “baby girl” in a great font, and then stitch it directly to the mini album page. Love that little bit of pink thread!
Pockets and envelopes! I have an unhealthy love of them. One of my favorite mini album projects ever was an entire book (mini, but still) created from envelopes. I guess it’s the “secret” potential that they offer. Plus, it’s like the old pop up books with all the inserts and pull outs, etc. back in the days of my lovely childhood. Good stuff comes out when you pull on a tab, right?
Ack! Completely adore this miniscule page in Valerie’s mini album. The page covered in stamped quote look is fabulous. And to top it off with the threaded tag with the teeny heart is simply sweet and perfect for the gorgeous little project Valerie created here.
Must every baby book make me tear up? I love when moms and dads (and siblings, for that matter) record their thoughts and feelings and beliefs in connection to new little ones. On a scrapping note, make sure to check out how this page coincides the previous “word filled” page – coordinating font/color/page layout/pink thread, but notice how it’s just different enough to make its own mark on the mini album with the pink thread bordering the right side of the page this time as well as anchoring the words in the top left corner. I also adore the inclusion of a little bit of hand writing here. This is such an amazing project! Thanks for sharing Valerie.
Hello Dear Sweet Baby **mini album** supply list:
Little Black Dress March kit–patterned paper: Glitz Design | patterned vellum: Studio Calico | wood veneer: Studio Calico | washi: October Afternoon | corrugated cardboard, trim, tag, kraft bags
[non-kit items: Silhouette SD (fonts: Grand Hotel, Novocento Wide, Impact) | label stamp: Studio Calico | heart punch: Stampin’ Up | typewriter & sewing machine