You know how I can’t pass up a bargain, right? So I have about three packs of this Back to School 4.5 x 6.5 card stock that was on clearance at Michaels. Every time I went into Michaels, there it was. I figured I work at a school, so I could really make use of it. I bought it every time . . .
I was determined to make a dent in it, so I decided to make a little mini-album for our school principal using this card stock. The little accents were leftovers from Echo Park Paper and Glue pack, which I also had on hand. (I used the cover from the EP pack to make these cards.)
I again drew my inspiration from Ginger from My Sister’s Scrapper. I incorporated several of her design ideas in this mini, and I’ll describe them below.
This mini album is a pocket page style album. Each page has a little pocket on the side with an insert that looks like this:
Little triangles hold other elements, such as tags from the EP pack. I made a little fold-out book and put a belly band around it for the page on the right.
Here are the next two pages, which incorporate another of Ginger’s ideas — gluing an element on two sides so you can tuck other things behind it. Following Ginger’s lead, I adhered the elements to card stock for added strength and definition.
The last pages are plain to add photos and journaling:
Other ideas of Ginger’s that I incorporated are 1) using black card stock for the base, and 2) the idea of using all the papers and elements in the pack. I had made a mini album for my student teacher using the Echo Park papers and had leftover elements that I challenged myself to use up!
I’m on a mini-album kick, totally inspired by Ginger from My Sister’s Scrapper. If you haven’t discovered her already, you should go and check out her blog. She’s so generous with her tutorials! Thanks for the inspiration!!