Wednesday, November 11, 2015

the gift ...

I love when I can surprise family and friends with pretty little gifts that are handmade with love. The brand new Coral Heidi Swapp Instax Mini album was the perfect little gift to surprise my sister.  Earlier this year she got married so I wanted to create an album to celebrate this new chapter in her life. I filled it with photos, taken straight from her Instagram account and printed with my FujiFilm Instax share camera straight from my iPhone! I simply took screen shots of the photos, edited them in the Instax Share App and printed them out!


On the front cover I adhered a 3x4 Project Life card from the Prismatic Core Kit then added that Gold acrylic beautiful word and gold glitter bow from Heidi's sticker collection.


I kept each page very simple, I wanted the photos to take centre stage. Here I simply clipped another of the Gold acrylic words with that white clip from the Sticker collection.


I left journaling spots blank so she can go in and add her journaling. I layered over some of the Black and White striped Washi Tape and Puffy sticker over the photo on the left. I then trimmed another 3 x4 card from the Prismatic collection to fit into the pocket.


The black and white photo pops against the hot pink puffy sticker.


Here I added another trimmed 3x4 Prismatic card into the left pocket. I stapled another Gold acrylic word to the pocket and added the puffy pink banner over the top of the pocket.



This might be my favourite  double page spread.


I adhered the pink Instax frame directly over the top of the pocket. I then added the Pink fabric bow and the hot pink stickers from the Project Life collection. Very pretty and feminine.


On the opposite page I used more of the Black and white striped washi at the top of the page and added that clear Awesome sticker from the Instax Frame pack. On the right I trimmed another 3x4 Project Life card and adhered that Glittter chipboard to embellish.


For their honeymoon they took a pacific cruise so that map 3x4 card trimmed  to fit into the pocket was a perfect solution. I added a piece of washi to the bottom of the photo to embellish !



I added that gold adorbs sticker from the Instax frames directly to the pocket then added the puffy sticker  to complete! More washi added to the photo and the Clear Gold sticker from the sticker collection.


My last double  page spread .


I layered over that gold sparkly frame over the photo. Then I added another clear sticker to the pocket before clipping on the red cheeky clear acrylic word. 


Finally I added another trimmed Project Life card  and that puffy gold 2 to complete!


I have left a few pockets empty so she can add her own photos as the year progresses. I do hope she likes it, i really enjoyed making it for her! Its easy to give the gift of love easy with a few photos and the cutest little albums!

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4 comments:

Lizzy Hill said...

I'm sure she'll love it - it's a brilliant idea....great way to nab photos for it, too...& of course, the embellies are yum - especially the touches of gold:):)

Lizzyc said...

This album looks beautiful, each page is so special. Love the gold words.. I am sure it will be cherished!

Lisa Newman said...

Great inspiration. I'm doing something very similar for a friend. Your pictured really help pull my idea together. Love it!

Diana Waite said...

this is a BEAUTIFUL gift!