As a guest designer for Craft O’Clock, and in one of my first attempts at creating a mini album, I designed this romantic and shabby chic Mini Album using the Plum in Chocolate Design Papers from Craft O’Clock Scrapbooking Papers. The collections are rich and beautiful and they offer scrapbook papers in 12″, 8″ and 6″ paper packs, Journal extras sets, cut aparts and chipboard which make for the most beautiful mini albums, junk journals and folios.

The cover of my album and the pages feature some of the 12×12, 8×8 and Junk Journal Extra set for some of the pockets. These pockets can hold photos, memorabilia and ephemera. The separate laminated COVER paper is fabulous as it is one long sheet that allows you to cover your album in one piece. I also used the coordinating chipboard pieces to embellish my pages. I began with a pre made blank Kraft album by Heartfelt Creations and added some of the flip fold album inserts to several pages. To add to the shabby chic theme, I used pearls, antique laces and a few bronze metal pieces here and there. The album will beautifully display many photos, including 5×7 and 3×5 as well as provide cards for journaling about those special days. An image can also be inserted in the Frank Garcia frame on the front cover as it is adhered on one side so a photo can easily slip in behind it. Surrounding the frame are coordinating flowers from my collection.

These papers are stunning and make for a beautiful keepsake the captures those special occasions of love. The muted colors also work beautifully for any feminine, shabby chic or vintage themed project, whether creating albums, cards, layouts or other paper craft creations.

I have been really challenged by this project. The albums are a beautiful way to mark life milestones and experiences in a special way using those stunning papers and embellishments waiting to be showcased on each page. Please visit the Craft O’Clock website to see the amazingly gorgeous range of paper collections available both here at many shops in the US as well as internationally. Have a great day and, as always, thank you for your kind comments.

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