Tell Your Story

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I don’t know about you but I love telling a complete story. I love gathering my photos and my notes from a vacation and telling the story and recording the memories… and what better way to do that than with the brand new Instalove  collection  Heidi has just released available now at Michael’s. The collection includes this beautiful Tall Floral album that holds both vellum and paper pages and these fun Instalove Filler cards and frames ( the Gold pack) a perfect way to add a little embellishing to your album.

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Instax album

Oh and do you spy the gorgeous new floral stickers on my  Instax Mini camera, they also form part of the new collection.

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Instax album

Let me share with you the cover of my album. I used one of the Filler cards and added some stamping and the date. I punched a hole and threaded it through some yellow ribbon from my stash.

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Instax album

The album opens with a vellum page and a beautiful gold embossed word written in Heidi’s handwriting.

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Instax album

On the next page I used the  map Art screen and Gold art screen ink and added  a background for my photo. Once dry I adhered my photo over the top of the map.

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Instax album

Next I added an extra photo to the spiral ring. I used the existing holes to mark holes on my photo. I then used a small hole punch to punch the holes. I then cut slits into the holes and slipped it into the spiral rings.

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Instax album

I layered one of the Gold glitter frames over my photo.

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Instax album

I used my We R Memory Keepers Typeface typewriter to type my journaling onto thin card trimmed them to size and adhered to my pages.

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Instax album

Turning the page you can see how the vellum pages sit between two paper pages.

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Instax album

On the left I trimmed one of the filler cards slightly to the same width as my photo and adhered it below. I then spritzed one of the watercolor words with black Color Shine and layered it over my photo.

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Instax album

I added one of the filler cards with a clip after adding some stamping.

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Instax album

On the right side I added an Instax photo over my photo collage using a clip which allows me to lift the photo and reveal more photos underneath. To the vellum page I added a paper banner and another of the Filler cards.

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Instax album

The black word stickers  as well as the hot pink stickers also come in the Filler cards pack.

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Instax album

I added some stamping with my clear vintage Heidi stamps and splashes of Butter Color Shine. I clipped another of the filler cards to the page and embellished the bottom of the page with some of the Mint washi tape.

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Instax album

I laid down a stencil from my stash onto the paper page and added some Mint Metallic texture paste and allowed it to dry. I then adhered my photo and added some stamping and washi tape.

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Instax album

I printed off my photo onto A4 photo paper then trimmed it to the same size as the pages in the album. I then used the same technique as above to add it into my album. I embellished the left page with a wood veneer word and stickers and some splashes of Colorshine.

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Instax album

It’s fun to layer stickers over the filler cards for an  easy embellishment, I also stapled another of the cards to the vellum page.

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Instax album

I spritzed another of the water color words with the Butter Colorshine I laid it along side my photos then added stamping and stickers.

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Instax album

I added a gold glitter frame over another instax photo and adhered the card beside.

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Instax album

I then added some washi and stamping to complete my page.

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Instax album

On the opposite page I added more stickers for quick and easy embellishments.

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Instax album

This double page might be my favorite of the album. I added some Gold stickers from my  stash from the previous Instax collection and then used some Staz On Ink to add stamping to the vellum page.

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Instax album

I embellished the photo page with more stickers.

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Instax album

Fun pops of pink from the Filler cards embellishes these pages with added pink and black stickers from the collection.

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Instax album

Another filler card stapled to the vellum page!

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Instax album

Again I share how easy it is to add my journaling with my We R Memory Keepers typewriter.

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Instax album

This page is simply embellished with gold stickers and to the left I added another of the filler cards stapled to the vellum page.

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Instax album

I created a pocket from vellum cut to size to fit on the page. I simply folded the vellum and stitched down each side with my sewing machine then adhered it to my page and slipped in my extra photos. I added more of the stamping again with my vintage Heidi stamps and staz on ink I then clipped another instax photo the prettiest filler card.

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Instax album

Another large photo added into my album.

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Instax album

Glitter letter stickers for easy embellishing.

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Instax album

I added in Instax photo with a strip of washi tape to enable it to lift up and reveal the photo underneath.

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Instax album

On these pages I added more layers of  photos and stamping.

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Instax album

I added two extra photos using more washi tape in a graduated fashion to showcase the beautiful photos.

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Instax album

Another filler card added to the back of the vellum page with a decorative paperclip on the left. I also added my favorite washi along the bottom of my pages for some pops of color.

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Instax album

Another photo collage and simple embellishing.

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Instax album

Here I added another of the watercolor words sprayed again with butter colorshine.

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Instax album

A cute set of pennants cut from two of the filler cards adorn the top of the page as well as another strip of washi along the bottom.

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Instax album

Stickers add fun pops of color and I attached another filler card into my spiral binding for a fun effect.

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Instax album

I added one of the glitter frames over this  Instax photo and slid one of the black stickers from the Filler cards pack under the photo.

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Instax album

I repeated the same design on the following page to mirror the photo above the page.

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Instax album

To complete my album I added in my favorite enlarged photo taken in front of Heidi’s mint front door. It truly epitomizes my thoughts on my incredible trip to Utah.

I really hope I have inspired you to tell your whole story, whether it be a vacation or just some of you  and your family’s memories, grab one of the new Insta Love albums, print off those photos and get memory keeping!

Supplies: InstaLove Tall Floral Album, Instalove Filler Cards Gold

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