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Summer Snapshot Mini Album


Hey, Virginia here with a Summer Snapshot mini album.  I had the chance to pair some really great Basically Bare products with some fun bright ribbons to create this mini. I must admit I haven’t made many mini’s but after this one I think I might have an affair on my 12 x 12’s!



I’m so excited to share this album with you so…without further ado, here is the whole album:

To create this sun I used a 1.5” strip of 382-34-27 yellow twill, using my Tombow power bond I glued the ends of each strip to the back of the Basically Bare sun.

This teeny bow was made using a 2.5” strip of FN17 5/8” Pink Twill. Fold ends to back and glue with hot glue, while glue is still hot pinch in the center. Wrap a scrap of coordinating paper around center and glue to back.

This flower is a bit repurposed. The stem of the flower is the arm of a grandfather clock and the clear circle is the face of the clock.  I weaved the stem of the flower through the holes in the  390-34-09 Lace, and attached a small folded piece of SX66 3/8”Green Grosgrain for the leaf.

I love to mix in a bit of sewing (my other love) into my papercrafts. For this flag strip I cut the flags and glued them to the back strip using my Tombow AQUA. I then placed the ribbon strip overtop and sewed it using the embroidery stitch.

Glamorous moon eh? I used the 348-30 Gold Chain. I cut the links apart and wrapped the strands around the Moon, gluing them with hot glue on the backside.

I hope you liked my Summer Snapshot mini as much as I did! I can’t wait to get some photos together to put in it (I’m giddy just thinking about it!)

Blog post by: Virginia Fynes

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  1. Sandy Allnock

    Deeeelicious details, my dear, you did a beautiful job!

  2. Karen L K

    Boy that sure is a cute book.

  3. Cynthia B.

    Beautiful mini! Love the ribbon on the sun and the gold chain moon! Great ribbon and lace details – sewing on a project is just so lovely. 🙂

  4. Charlene

    Love the sun rays!

  5. Carmen

    What do I love about this project? The sun rays, the flower and the flag strips are all awesome!

  6. Linda Lipford

    Love the sun, the moon, and the flower stem!!!  Gonna scrap lift that one for sure!

  7. Cheryl wage

    What a cute mini album!  Love it!

  8. Sue D

    Very fun and summery album–I like your creative use of ribbon.

  9. mary s. - aka Big Mamma

    What a great mini album.  I love all the bright colors and use of such great ribbon.

  10. Jennifer

    Oh, wow!  I absolutely LOVE the way you've used the ribbonand fabric!  The sun and flower and the banner and moon…  Everything just pops!!

  11. Kim H

    Wonderful album. Love all the ways ribbon was used.  Great colors.  Thank you for sharing and a chance to win =)

  12. Grammycher

    Very cute mini ..lots of great ideas……..a great place to capture lots of summer memories!!

  13. Kristie Maynard

    Very cute mini!  Thanks for sharing!

  14. Johanna D

    Such a pretty album! The ribbon you chose works so great in this, and I love the sewing details!

  15. lalo

    AWESOME…The sun rays are so cool!!!

  16. kathy/NorthCarolina

    Love that chevron ribbon as the rays of the sun.  Super!

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  18. Michele D

    Love the bright colors and you've used ribbon just beautifully in the album.

  19. Emily H

    Wowzers!! This is super neat! I love all the ways ribbon is used in this project!

  20. Miriam Prantner

    So cute!  Love all the ribbon touches, especially the sun and moon!

  21. Nicole Martel

    fabulous mini, LOVE how you used ribbon in this album!!!

  22. Jingle

    Totally adorable mini album!


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