Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Everyday Moments itty bitty Sweet Mini album by Cheri Piles

Everyone is loving the Everyday Moments collection, I too am addicted to this line! I recently helped out a friend in her booth at a local Creating Keepsakes expo and I LOVED hearing all of the comments on the new lines! 

With this new mini book I wanted to show how you could use this line with some pretty bold spring colors and bring in a vintage feel at the same time. To create the overall look I inked all of the edges in "antique linen" which matches the color in the papers perfectly with it's just a hint of tan. Then I sanded everything to give it a really SOFT feel letting some of the chipboard of the book show through on the edges. 

The cover of this page has a scalloped edge with holes and I glittered the edge in a blue color and added the die cut word "today" over the top then added the little clear rhinestones in the center of each hole. I love the blue gem in the center of the clock sticker. I used Therm OWeb 3D foam squares on the "Memory" and "love the everyday" die cuts. Then I slipped the wing of the "trinket" bird just under the "love the everyday" banner.  

On the back of the cover I used glossy accents on the "remember this" banner to give it more demension. I also added blue crystals to the blue damask pattern. I cut this piece from the right edge of the "collage" paper and matted it onto a spring green cardstock. I love how the colors go so well.

I used my Cricut Cuttle Bug and ran the papers "yellow dots", the back side of "calendar" and some old lunch sacks through it using a floral die and leaf shaped die. I also used an embossing folder on the leaves. I put the large crown brad in the center and encircled it in the blue scallop rhinestone strip by just cutting the scallops apart, because they are self adhesive they are easy to manipulate.

This is a pocket page, where I used the "collage" paper to cover the chipboard and then added another flower and the "Observations" die cut journal tag. To finish it off I added the "notes" tab on the top left. 

I love this little canvas page insert!

I did the same thing here with the die cut bird, I cut the rhinestone scalloped gems and layed them on the inner side of the blue outline. I love the effect!


I love how this came together creating something new, yet with a little of the old vintage charm. I hope this inspires you really play with the line and have fun trying something new!

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Mini Album - Sweet Chic
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  1. Very beautiful. I'm a huge fan of the sweet vintage look. I love the colors too. And I couldn't agree more with the sentiment that "Time is fleeting." :)

  2. wonderful project- LOVE the colors all put together and of course, the sparkle and flowers!!

  3. I am also in love with EveryDay Moments line...I just bought the entire collection ! So excited to do a mini album with it...yours turned out fantastic ! thanks for sharing with us


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