Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Mini Album with Bella Blvd!

 I am pretty much just a card maker, but everyonce in awhile it's fun to do a scrapbook project. I started out with an album made by Maya Road, it is heavy chipboard. The album was painted with Dylusions Black Paint. The paint goes on like butter and no brush strokes show.  I did not want to paint all the pages, so I just used a Black Copic to edge the pages... much less mess and I didn't have to wait for drying.

 The pages are 6x6, which doesn't leave a tremendous amount of space after you put pictures in. To help give my pages some extra bang, I used Perfect Layer Rulers to add additional mats and layers. This small extra layers of black really help things stand out. Since my pages were smaller, the Mini Rulers did the job.

 I used a lot of elements from the embellishment pages in the kit. Again... just that little 1/16" layer adds so very much. I added Glossy Accents to some of the stars and word embellishments, but the shine doesn't show off in the pics. I created a little pull out pocket on the left page.

 Lotsa layers again! Even though my pages are small, I think I managed to pack a lot on them using the 1/16" and 1/8" measurements on the rulers.

 On these pages, I added some little buttons and bows to add a little dimension. All of the pages have foam tape popping up different elements. With the heavy chipboard pages, they can hold more weight than a regular card stock scrapbook page.

 On these pages I added some little baker twine details... just running it around the edges of some of the frames.  Using the 1/16" little black edges on between the patterns really helps separate the color and define the elements.

Here's the end of the book! I had fun creating this... stepping out the box for a day! Hope I've given you some ideas! All of the papers in this project came from the vibrant Bella Blvd Collection Kit: Color Chaos. I did also add black card stock in to the mix along with MFT's Stitched Square Dies. Lots of Perfect Paper Ruler action on each page!


  1. Wow, this was awesome, so many great ideas and so inspiring!! TFS!! JM

  2. Wow---This is fabulous! Is there no limit to your creativity! What is so great about his project is that it can easily be adapted to other paper collections. It's that time of year---so I have to declare this a grand slam homer! Thank you, Jenny.