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Album – Burlap Embellishments

Hello everyone. Nicole here. Today I have a fun project to share with you. Just a few weeks ago, my family and I decided to have a “staycation”. Instead of going to the beach, spending too much money, we decided to spend a week together, doing different things as a family. During that week, we went to Cascade Lake and Dutch Wonderland. My 2 ½ year old had a blast and so did I!I wanted to document all the fun we had so I decided to create a mini. I had so much fun using lots of Basically Bare products throughout my mini album! They seriously have amazing products.

Here is my album. I had so much fun using mist and paint. I felt like a kid again, as I was creating this.

I also have a tutorial for you. Did you notice the burlap star? I created that using a piece of chipboard star, a pen, glue, paint, and some burlap ribbon. While I was creating my mini album, I thought that I was going to need a few more stars so before I used my last chipboard, I grabbed some of my recycled chipboard and other supplies to use it as a template.

  1. Glue a piece of burlap onto a piece of chipboard and let it dry. (Scape a piece of cardstock across the burlap to even out the glue if needed).
  2. Once dried, turn the chipboard with the burlap over and use a chipboard star as a template.
  3. Use a pen to trace your star image onto the chipboard.
  4. Use a sharp pair of scissors to cut out the image.
  5. Try coating your burlap star using Glimmer Glaze Paint to harden it.


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Blog post by: Nicole Martel


  1. Christina

    Love the film strips and the color.  Beautiful book.

  2. sue wisniewski

    I did enjoy reading all about your project.  misting is as much fun as finger painting when were kids.
    stamping sue

  3. Linda Lipford

    Glad to see that these albums can be misted and not warp.  Love the blue bakers twine, that's a color I need for my stash!

  4. Charlotte Zweigoron

    This is ALL GOOD!!  Great staycation and great album!  It does look like you had a lot of fun with this…  isn't that the best part?

  5. Julie O

    Thanks for the burlap star tip. I'm going to try that!

  6. Sassy

    mini-albums are so much fun and this is fabulous.. love the burlap

  7. Kristie Maynard

    Great job on this mini, it is just adorable! TFS.

  8. Sue D

    Great album and thanks for the tutorial on the burlap star.

  9. kathy/NorthCarolina

    What a fun way to use burlap!  Clever you!

  10. Charlene

    Pretty sparkle!

  11. Emily H

    Wow! This is incredible!

  12. Karen L K

    A nice little book of your staycation fun.

  13. Kim H

    Nice album and  project.  Love the burlap star tip. Thank you for sharing.

  14. Julie Shearer

    Great album ! TFS.

  15. Cheryl wage

    Great idea using the glitz and burlap together!  I love the album.

  16. Miriam Prantner

    Great album, love all the sparkle/spritz!

  17. Lynn

    What dazzle on your album to remember a special time!

  18. Sandy Allnock

    Wow! What style! 🙂

  19. Lisa P

    Cute. I love how you altered the stars. Great glitz on  here!

  20. Jingle

    Very nice album!


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