Monday, May 5, 2014

Pre-made mini file folder album for Mothers Day by Cheri Piles using the new collection Urban Market

I have to say I'm pretty excited for Mothers Day this year! I wanted to have an album ready to go as soon as possible and this new collection will be perfect with my photos I'll be taking. YAY, I'm sooooo Excited!! We are going to spend the day at the ocean, flying kites, brunch, beach combing and maybe some whale watching. Seriously, excited here!!

I wanted to share today how you can create a STUNNING album by creating your embellishments from just this sheet of paper, yes!! This album I created was based around this sheet, it's called "COLLAGE" paper
Here I am showing you how I carefully cut all of them apart, just take your time and cut above and below each design working from the top of the page then work your way right to left using your paper trimmer. 

I also used the "Glittered circles" paper and cut the sheet into rows then trimmed them to match my pages heights. For the base of my album I used the "File Folders" so it went together quickly with just a few additions. I added the circles to the edges where I would be putting the binding. This also gives the book a consistent sparkly look!

I love all of the sparkle glitter paper in this collection so I did add one extra page to my book - I cut the "Damask" glitter paper 11x7 and folded it in the center to create the page. Since this book is for ME I really wanted a little more glitter... You can never go wrong with too much glitter, just saying!!

I absolutely love the big foam squares in the Teresa Collins Xyron adhesive kit and here I am showing you what I believe is KEY when creating your own embellishments - use foam squares to give depth and draw the eyes to your pieces.
For a little something different I added a few photo overlays to my book as clear pages, I love LOVE love how this book is going to look with all of my beach pictures!! I created all of my photo mats a 1/4" bigger than what I will print them.

I think this file folder on the right is my most favorite page!! It is sooo pretty with the circles and the "LOVE THIS" that is raised with the foam dots and is overhanging the pages edge. I added a few sequins here and there and the new wood grain sequins were the right touch for this page!

I added another photo overlay where my picture will go, it will be perfect once the photo is in place and "Happiness" is EXACTLY how I feel about this book!!

Here is a close up of the overlay and I am drawing your eye to it with by adding the extra sequin.

I wish all you moms out there a very happy Mothers day coming up and hope your are inspired to create a little mini book to celebrate your day!! This new collection Urban Market was just the right papers and colors to celebrate our little mini trip!


  1. I just ordered this whole collection! And now I have this spectacular inspiration for when it arrives!!! SO gorgeous!!! Thanks for sharing your awesome journal!!!

  2. I really love it!
    Greetings Petra


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