Thursday, September 7, 2023


Hey guys! Today, I have an acrylic mini album to share with you that's shaped like a hot air balloon. I used the colorful Hello Again Collection which is not only filled with fun pattern papers, embellishments, and gold accents but ... it also inspired the shape of my album with one of it's adorable cutting files!

To start, I enlarged the cutting file to about 6x8 inches. I cut the covers out of white acrylic but you could easily use white card stock or chipboard instead. I chose the coordinating Hello Again solid card stock for the balloon, the Patchwork Plaid for the basket, and some gold paper from Bazzill.

The sticker on the balloon is from the This and That sheet. The saying was perfect but it had a bicycle on it, so ... I made a small mat to cover it and added the sun, clouds, and heart from the mini icon stickers

Inside, I created 6 white card stock pages and covered each one with a fun 12x12 pattern paper. I punched out two circles (3" and 3.5") for photo mats that fit perfectly into the shape of the balloon. I used 6x6 pattern papers for some of these.

Hot Air Balloon Shaped Mini Album Pages with polka dots, flowers and rainbow stripes

I decorated each page with die cuts from the Odds and Ends, Chit Chat, and the Bit & Pieces. I also added some enamel shape sprinkles like the flowers, the butterfly, and the gold leaves above. They're so pretty!

I wish the photos showed off the metallic gold details a little better. On this page, I added a hanging plant from the Odds and Ends with some tiny gold flowers from the Hello Beautiful shape sprinkles. I love how they reflect the light when you turn the page.

Here, I added a cute pink clipboard and yellow gingham circle from the Bits and Pieces. These are great for small photos and/or journaling. Perfect for listing names, dates, ages, locations, or events. 

I just "LOVE" this page with that pretty Patchwork Plaid paper. So colorful!

I hope this Hot Air Balloon Mini Album and the wonderful Hello Again Collection inspire you to create your own project. Have a great day and happy crafting!


Hello Again Collection

White Acrylic
Gold Cardstock

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