Summer Mini Album | Simple Stories | Summer Lovin' Collection

Tuesday 12 April 2022


Hi everyone, here is a cute little mini album using the new Simple Stories Summer Lovin’ collection. I fell in love with this collection the moment I saw it because it resonates so perfectly with my life. With young children, we spend a lot of time in our garden in the summer months and on those super hot days, they like nothing better than to get the sprinkler, paddling pool and hose out and have a water fight! The Summer Lovin’ collection is so perfect for those memories.

I decided to make a mini album today in the shape of a watermelon slice. This shape was inspired by the collection but also we eat a lot of watermelon in the summer so that worked well. I settled on a slice rather than a semi-circle and bound it altogether with wire binding.

I made the pages using the Summer Lovin’ 6x8 paper pad. First I made a slice shaped template out of white card and I used that to draw around all the patterned papers. I drew around the shape twice on each paper so that I had two joined together. I could then fold these in half to make a double-sided slice shape. I added machine stitching around each of the mini album pages.

For the front and back covers I cut a piece of acetate to the same size and sewed cute watermelon sequins inside to make shaker pages. I also added the green and white watermelon details on the curved edge of each of the covers.

For one page I didn’t add machine stitching on the curved edge. This make a pocket page so I made a smaller slice-shaped page to slot in and out of that pocket.

For two pages I cut off the top edge where the binding would be on the folded-over piece, to make pages that folded down to reveal more content. Perfect for adding more photos and gorgeous embellishments.

I embellished the album with ALL the things! I absolutely love the foam title stickers so used a lot of these throughout the album. On the front cover I added two of the foam titles, plus some foam flowers. I also added puffy stickers and label stickers from the Cardstock Stickers.

I don’t mind a chucky mini album so have used chipboard stickers, foam stickers, decorative brads and I’ve also popped up my photos and cardstock stickers on foam pads too! I love how the album has turned out, it’s super cute and I love all the fun memories that are captured within! I could make another 10 layouts with this collection I think too!

Thank you so much for joining me today and happy scrapping

Niki xx



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