Hello Lovelies! I'm should actually be calling this a MINI MINI album, it is tiny and darling and utterly pointless other than making someone smile!
I'm taking advantage of the outline dies from the Hippity Hoppity Stamp and Dies sets to create a shaped base for this album and then layering some of my favorite sweet patterns in a pretty pastel rainbow, just so I could wish you HOPPY SPRING!
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HOPPY SPRING MINI ALBUM - Die-cutting and Album Assembly
Album Base: ~3" x 2 1/2"
Simon Says Stamp Pawsitively Saturated Ink: Lemonade, Spring, Marine, Heather and Carnation
Simon Says Cardstock: Banana, Mint, Surf Blue, Lavender and Cotton Candy*
*I ended up switching out the Cotton Candy cardstock with a scrap that I discovered in my stash.
STENCILING THE SUNSHINE BACKDROP
score a piece of 4" x 5" at 2 1/2" on the 5" side and fold in hand, repeat 4 more times
Secure the Hippity Hoppity bunny outline die to the folded cardstock as shown with the ear slightly overlapping the edge on the left side, so that it does not cut through the paper at that point. This will create be the "joint" that holds the two shapes together
Die-cut the white cardstock to create the shaped "card" base, repeat the previous step and this 4 more times
Match the right flap of one "card" to the left flap of another and adhere with Craft Tacky Glue until they are all connected
CREATING THE RAINBOW BUNNY LAYERS
Die-cut a set of bunny shapes using the solid cardstock
Create the rainbow of patterned cardstock using the Gingham and Flower Frenzy Background Stamps and die-cut a another set of bunny shapes the patterned cardstock.
CREATING THE ALBUM FRONT AND BACK
Stamp Bunny shape and details in Memento Tuxedo Black. Color with Copic Markers as follows:
Heart-shaped Nose - RV02, RV04
Inside of Ears - RV00, RV02
Body/Tail - N0
Round Eyes - B02
Close-up to see coloring better. :-)
Die-cut stamped shapes. The black eye-brows and nose/mouth are cut out of black velvet cardstock. Note: I stamped more pieces than necessary. :-)
Use foam dots to adhere the eyes and mouth to the front and the tail to the back.
ADDING THE RAINBOW LAYERS
Open the first "spread of the album, align the yellow gingham bunny and trim the ear slightly at the fold of the album to allow the pages to lie flat, repeat as shown on the other side with the solid yellow bunny. Adhere with Bearly Craft Glue or Craft Tacky Glue.
Repeat for each color in the following order, until the rainbow is complete:
yellow, green, blue, purple, pink
Finish by adhering the front and the back layers
EMBELLISHING THE ALBUM
NOTE: I used a heart punch from my stash to create the little hearts in the pink section and the cute carrot stamp from the Sweet Tweets set to make the pattern in the green sections.
CREATING THE SENTIMENTS
Grab your Detail Round Brushes and get to inking your sentiments!
Adhere your sentiment strips to complete!
Hoppy Spring Y'all!
Hope you had fun with me today celebrating Spring!
Thank you for stopping by and see you soon!
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