Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Mini Album + Video Flip Thru | with Nathalie

Unfinished Projects: I know we all have them, so today I am going to show you how to use new supplies as a great source of inspiration in tackling old, unfinished creations. 
I am almost embarrassed to admit that I have had this 4x6 Summer mini album in the works since 2011! It has been sitting in a bag with some very old stash, nothing that would excite me at this point. My solution was to tackle it with the new Sweet Summer collection!
My advice to you would be to just work on the unfinished portion (mine was halfway done) and not worry about the parts already done. Remember, the goal is to finish! If you are worried about continuity, stick to the same style/design you started with (I did) and/or go back to the beginning and add a few embellishments from your new supplies (I didn't). 
As far as supplies, I loved working with the 6x6 Sweet Summer paper pad as well as other pads (like the Swiss dot Rainbow Petite prints). I used die-cuts from the Chit Chat pack and stickers from the This & That and the Icons sheets. 
I had fun creating a couple of pages with interactive elements: a tag made out of cardstock (with a bucket list) slides into a vellum bag. I used some Chunky twine and a mini doily to match the journaling strips on the opposite page:
And finally my favorite: an insert made out of a card from the Sweet Summer Create-A-Card pack.
Since I couldn't share all the pages here, I made this very short flip-through video for you:

It feels amazing to finally be done and to fully enjoy this mini album! I hope to have inspired you to look into finishing old projects with fresh eyes and a renewed excitement thanks to this collection or any other new supplies that give you the urge to create!

1 comment:

  1. I have a few unfinished albums myself! Love how you wrapped this one up!


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