Today we have a special treat to share from Cycling Team Member Shellye McDaniel. We have to admit that we get really excited for her projects, because her craftmanship and attention to detail are some of the best in the business. Forgive us for so many photos, but we HAD to include detailed close ups so you could see all of the special techniques that she includes. But, let's have Shellye tell you all about her Just Because canvas mini album...
Love This Life Canvas Mini Album by Shellye McDaniel
I love giving mini albums as gifts; with the Just Because Collection you have so many avenues of themes to choose from! For this one, I kept it more of an everyday-life-theme so that the recipient can fill them with any kind of photos.
First, I started with Canvas Covered Chipboard Album and four of the chipboard inserts. I wanted to keep the album front clean-and-simple, so I flecked the canvas with just a bit of Sweet Cherry spritz. From the Chipboard Shapes, I chose the larger royal blue frame, which I backed with one of the 6x6 patterned papers and then embellished with other chipboard shapes, cardstock stickers, canvas borders and a few pearls and trim from my stash. When layering pieces, I like to use both thin and thick foam dots to achieve different levels of dimension.
For the inner pages I wanted to create areas for journaling, as well as places for a few small photos. The 6x6 paper pad makes this process so simple! After determining the base paper, I cut another 6x6 paper down to 5x5 and then machine-stitched the two together. When constructing a mini album, I try to keep in mind how the pages will lay against one-another, especially if you like chunky/layered embellishments like I do!
The Clear Cuts Shapes are among some of my favorite items from LYB! Because I'm a 'stitcher' at heart, I found it fun to attach them to the pages by machine-stitching across the design or hand-stitching them with X's. The glint of foil on the various embellishments adds a subtle pop.
I love, love, love Decorative Stick Pins! I used two of the pins to mimic a banner holder for the sweet canvas sticker that I used on page 7. To do so, I left one of the pins intact and to the other, I snipped off the 'pin' part with a pair of wire cutters. I attached them over the canvas sticker with glue dots.
Just Because Products:
Just Because- 6x6 Paper Pad; 6x6 Canvas Covered Chipboard Album; Chipboard Shapes; Paper Crafting Kit; Vellum Tape: Love; Vellum Tape; Cardstock Stickers: Fresh Verse; Cardstock Stickers: Favorite Pieces/Love; Cardstock Stickers: Favorite Pieces; 10 Things Pocket; Stick Pins; Journaling Cards; Clear Cuts Shapes; Canvas Stickers
Please visit Shellye's blog The Papered Cottage for more details about this album and more inspiring projects from her.
You can find this adorable canvas mini album at many of your local scrapbook stores of buy one from us at our online store HERE.
Have a wonderful day!