Monday, July 15, 2019

AUTHENTIQUE PAPER: Scholastic One Page Mini Album

Hello! I know that summer is in full swing, and most everyone is still eating popsicles and hanging out in the sun, but school is coming soon for some. Since I'm a teacher, documenting those fun school events can be daunting, so I like to plan ahead. This one page mini album is a quick and easy way to document some small photos, or have my own kiddos write their own version of fun events. Our new Scholastic Collection is the perfect foil for this mini album.
I looked through Pinterest for some inspiration of mini albums. I liked the smaller ones, and chose to use the tutorial for THIS MINI ALBUM as the base of my mini. It's a simple one sheet mini, that is easily created using a scoreboard and a bone folder.
The main paper was Scholastic Two, scored and folded at the 3", 6", and 9" marks, twisted, then scored again at 5.75". This created the pockets that will hold each larger strip of paper. 
To create more interest with the pockets, I used my paper cutter to create two diagonal cuts on the edge sections, and two different punches to create interest on the inside pockets. 
Each of the pockets in the mini have simple strips of paper that are cut slightly smaller than the pockets. For these, I used Scholastic Five and Six.
The two center strips also use stickers from the Details Sticker Sheet. To help with the stickiness on the back of the sticker that is showing, I punched a circle of paper to stick on the back.
Each of the sections of the mini album uses various pieces from the Scholastic Seven cutapart page and more of the Details Stickers. I also used a couple of smaller mats that are created from Spectrum cardstock in Mustard Seed and Old Glory. I love how there are always Spectrum cardstocks to match each collection. 
These fun vintage images from Scholastic Seven just make me smile. 
The lovely Details Stickers are just the perfect addition. I couldn't resist adding a few more everywhere. And the icon paper that is Scholastic Four is just fabulous. I love all of the cute little details. 
Thanks for looking, and I hope that this inspires you to create your own one page mini album.
Authentique Supplies: Scholastic Collection - One, Two, Four, Five, Six, Seven, Details; Spectrum Collection - Mustard Seed, Old Glory
Other Supplies: paper cutter, scoreboard, bone folder, punches, foam adhesive Pin It

Friday, July 5, 2019

AUTHENTIQUE PAPER: Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July! I saw these fun little stars in the Dollar Spot in Target. Bins like this are great to find some alterable items. They often have inexpensive wooden or MDF board items that you can simple scuff up and glue your favorite papers to.
Today I used the Liberty Collection. I wanted to make sure that these simple stars popped, so thematically had them represent the colors of our flag: red, white and blue.
Each star has been taken apart to have the back of the metal covered on two (Liberty One, Four), and left plain on one. The red and blue stars also have been covered with patterned papers in mostly red (Liberty Seven) and mostly blue (Liberty Six) respectively.
The rosette in the center of each was made simply with a score board and some hot glue. These were meant to be smaller, so they are cut at 1.5" wide x 12" long, and each rosette has two strips glued edge to edge, then scored at .5".  For the rosettes, I used Liberty Two and Four.
I used some pretty old chipboard letters for this project, as they were the best match for this. The stark white stands out against the patterned paper of Liberty One
As a set, this small project holds some pretty big impact. Thanks for looking, and hope that you have a great holiday weekend! 

Supplies Used: Liberty Collection: (One, Two, Four, Five, Six, Seven), hot glue gun, scoring board, wooden and metal stars (Target $1 Spot

Pin It