Monday, June 26, 2017

A 'Heroic' Star Shaped Mini Album with Shaker Cover

 For today's project, I have a star shaped mini album complete with a shaker cover!  I've been wanting to give a shaker anything a try for the longest time & I finally found the opportunity to do so with this project.

I've used the 'Heroic' collection by Authentique for this mini.  With it's patriotic images & color scheme, this collection is ideal for those 4th of July or patriotic themed projects.

Mini is available for purchase at my Etsy shop, The Kraft Nook.

My shaker is composed of several sequins in red, white & blue along with star shaped sequins & a dash of tinsel added to the mix.  The mini measures approximately 5" x 5" inches & is held together with a book ring.  I've added several pieces of ribbon, twine & tulle to decorate the book ring.

I've added two small kraft pockets that store two tags per pocket.  These tags can be used for journaling or for storing names, places & dates.

To create the base of the mini I've used a star die to cut out the pages from 110 lbs black card stock.  To create the shaker cover I've used the die to cut out a star from black foam.  This is the basic foam you can find at any craft store, usually in the crafts for kids section.  I found that this foam makes for a great shaker border since foam has a bit of dimension to it.  Dies don't seem to have a problem cutting through the foam.  At least, the die I had cut through the foam with no issues.

All of the red glitter circle photo mats are adhered to black foam in order to make them 'pop' off the page a bit & add some dimension to the mini.  These circles can be used to store/display pictures measuring up to 2 1/4" inches in diameter.

The inspiration for this mini came from a YouTube video that I found by Tanya Pyshchyk:

Supplies: Paper - Authentique, Embellishments - Authentique, Star Die - Diemond Dies, Flowers - Petaloo, Star Spray - Petaloo, Other - Small Kraft Bags, Tulle, Ribbon, Foam, Red Glitter Card Stock, Book Ring, Sequins

Below you'll find a brief video showcasing the mini.  I hope this inspires some of you to create some patriotic themed projects for this upcoming 4th of July.  Enjoy!