27 June 2016

MWL DT: Binded Album | Grow

Hi crafters! It feels good to be back after a short break. Been missing some crafty time and today I am sharing a mini album which I had been working on. 

I had been on a short break due to my traditional wedding. During this time, loads of ideas popped into my mind and that's how this mini album came to place. While digging for childhood photos, I came across many photos which I have not even seen myself. Therefore, I wanted to document down the growing up process in the form of a mini album.


The paper collection I chose this time is from Simple Stories "Bloom & Grow" collection. The elements fit the theme of my mini, and I love the vibrant colors to tell the story I had in mind!

What is a mini without stitching? This time, I am inspired to do some cross stitch on the spine of the album. 



Now that is exactly what I do with my mini albums! I kept the soft spine this time, as this album houses 14 pages and I can keep many photos within this album! Here is a look at some of the pages:


I really looked like a boy when I was a baby! Even my parents had problems recognizing if it was my brother or me in the photo. I must tell you how much I loved the enamel dots! They helped to fill small areas and not over cluttering. A must have for all projects! Sometimes these small touch to the page can create a big impact! It always works!


I was very close to both my dad and my brother at young times. I guess that is why I have a boyish nature! 


Such a typical photo isn't this? Try searching for a childhood photo with you and the phone. It is such a common phenomenon with our parents last time! Funny! I added a sentiment "Gnome what I'm saying?" - totally apt!



There is no need to place photos in every page. I decided to let 1 photo be of special importance, so I let the other page contain a sub-title instead. I am going to add some personal journaling later on, and may want to use the space behind the subtitle to add a tag. The words in this collection are so cute! This one writes "I love you from head to-ma-toe" and I couldn't stop giggling about it!

Hope you liked what I shared with you today. There are many ocassions which you could do a mini album. It is special yet not time consuming, and receivers will be so happy with the photos and story!

All materials used for this project are available at Made With Love. Don't forget to also look out for more book binding projects / classes available only with Made With Love

Thanks for dropping by my blog today! 



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