I love the Flourish collection by Maggie Holmes and Crate Paper. All those florals and botanical prints are right up my street! But I've noticed that the pieces and patterns are so bold, big and bright, that I find it hard to make a small and cute mini album with this collection. So... Why not make a big 'mini' album with it?!
I bought a DIY kit for an album with a MDF cover (about A5 size). I only used the covers and a few of the pages of this kit. I used some white paint on the MDF covers, so the sides of the covers would be white and not that dark brown colour.
Maggie Holmes used old books paired with her Flourish collection on YouTube, which looked so stunning together! This inspired me to use pages from an old dictionary.
The original pages from the DIY kit were my template for the size of the pages. I selected the patterns I wanted to use and started to assemble the pages and add fun elements, like paper bags and pockets.
Then using the stickers, chipboard and die cuts from the collection to embellish the pages. Because the pages are a reasonable size, I could use all sorts of big pieces, without it overpowering the page.
To break up the album with some interactive elements, I also used some 4x4 inch page protectors from Project Life and a shaker pocket with sequins.
For the covers I used the dictionary paper for the inside, and the beautiful floral paper for the outside.
These albums also make perfect gifts for friends and family. Below are some pictures of the inside of the album. Stop by on my Instagram (@sgrselse) for a flip through of this album.
Thank you for stopping by, I hope this will inspire you to start crafting and make beautiful projects!