Maybe you have discovered that certain events fit into certain memory keeping formats. Like everyday candid moments are perfect for a Family Yearly Album filled with pocket pages. A smaller story focused on a single person is perfect for a traditional page layout. But then there are those events that you find yourself just clicking like crazy and those? Well, they deserve a mini album. One of my favorite ways to document multiple photos.
Heidi’s Gallery Wall Collection is going to be put to work today in the making of said mini album.
Last year our family took a day trip to the mountains to canoe at Manitou Lake here on the Front Range in Colorado. I have already documented some of these photos here and there. But as I kept coming across them, I knew I needed a mini to get more of these very memorable photos in one place. Looking back, even a year ago, our family dynamics have changed, making these images that much more meaningful to me.
So today I have 10 (but maybe more) ways to use the Gallery Wall Collection in your next mini album.
1. Decorate cover with Decorative Paper Pad: use one of the patterns to cover the front cover of your album. That wood grain was perfect for the theme of a Lake album. Also, with the Foam Stamps, add a title using the white acrylic paint from the Whitewash Distress Kit.
2. Decorative Paper Roll to cover inside. Use the Decorative Paper Roll as well to cover the inside cover of your album. I like the contrast of the two faux woods.
3. Create an Art Screen and Art Ink background. On plastic clear acrylic paper, use an Art Screen to create a background pattern. Here is used one of the geometric shapes with Mint Art Ink. Over that, stamp a title image, again with the Foam Stamps + white acrylic paint. A Muslin Tag was kept plain but attached to the page and layered with stickers and a paper punch. OK…so that was 3 ways.
4. Die Cut Circle as page tab. Trim down, and slip in between the pages to create an easy way to turn the smaller pages.
5. Foam Stamp on a photo. This is a subtle addition but effective: the 6×4 photo is stamped with the Foam Stamp creating a small sentiment. There are a lot of ways to make use of those Foam Stamps in and around a mini album. I just couldn’t help myself here.
6. Create page tabs with Gallery Wall Collection. There a couple of ways this can be done.
Trim and notch pattern paper to create a tab.
Use a Muslin Tag as a page tab.
Lastly paper punch from the Decorative Paper Roll for a page tab.
Obviously, whatever you can do with paper, use the Gallery Wall paper pad and roll and do the same. A pretty sticker makes that tab complete.
7. Trim Die Cut Circle to make a journal spot. I just like the smallish size of the Die Cut Circles. They are great bases for some mixed media, but also pretty for a journal space.
8. Acrylic paint and Color Shine background: A couple of tips will be found in this point. Remember that the acrylic paint from the Distress Kits can be mixed with Color Shine to create a new hue. Like I did here with the Sweet Mint and paint. For this clear plastic page I simply painted a background on the page.
In addition, add Texture Paste using the word stencil to the tab. I masked off the word ‘Treasure’ and added it here as a page embellishment.
9. Paper Punch Decorative Tape as a pop up embellishment.
I love the Decorative Tap that is part of this collection. And I love to pop up my embellishments…so this is win win.
10. Pattern Paper used as journal page. And lastly, for now anyway, trim Pattern Paper to a page size and use as a journal page. Because you don’t want to forget the documenting of these memories. It really does matter. And for years to come these memories will only grow to become that much more meaningful.
And that’s just a few ways (10+ to be exact) to use the Gallery Wall Collection to create a mini album of any size. There are plenty of stamps, paper, and ways to make page tabs to document the moments most important to you.
Collection used: Gallery Wall