Saturday, October 21, 2017

Echo Park's Wedding Bliss Mini Album

Echo Park's Wedding Bliss Mini Album 

I finally finished an album that took me longer than it should to complete! The main problem is that I just didn't have as much time as I would have liked to work on it. I had planned to get it done and enter it in the the first Mini Album Makers Challenge in September, but it wasn't meant to be I guess.

This month I'm entering it! The albums that their design team create are just gorgeous! If you're looking for tutorials I encourage you to check out their blog. I didn't do a tutorial for mine this time. I do plan to at some point in the future when I enter one of my books in their monthly challenge. 

Let's get started! I used the collection called Wedding Bliss from Echo Park. What a gorgeous paper collection this is! The only other supplies I used was the coordinating solids paper pack, the enamel dots, some of the ephemera and some Recollections flowers from Michael's. I also made a smaller album that I will share in a separate post with the rest of the paper that was left. I barely have any scraps left. Some can be used for cards, but I did buy the 6x6 pad and I didn't use any of it so I do have that available to use. 

This album measures 6-3/8 - inches wide by 8-1/4 - inches tall with a 2-3/4 - inch spine. Typically this is the largest album I make. I normally create smaller ones. The album has 12 pages and tons of flaps, waterfalls and and pockets for photo mats. If I had to guess I would say this album will hold over 70 photos. 

For the cover above I used one of the cut-a-parts from the collection. I added some ribbon from my stash, flowers from Recollections and some of the enamel dots from the collection. I like using canvas on my spines. It's from Ranger Ink. Of course the patterned paper is from the collection. 

Echo Park's Wedding Bliss Mini Album 

Inside front cover holds a waterfall. Each page has a pocket for a photo mat. The photo above shows the mat that pulls out. I didn't take a photo of each mat. I just used patterned paper on one side of each of the six mats. Each page except for one has either one or two flaps that open. Because it would make this post so photo heavy I didn't take a photo of each flap opened. 

One thing I did in this book was to mirror each page. I've never done that before and thought it would be change of pace for me. 

Echo Park's Wedding Bliss Mini Album 

Echo Park's Wedding Bliss Mini Album 

Echo Park's Wedding Bliss Mini Album 

For this page I added a belly band on each page and the photo mat that holds four photos slips off the band. 

Echo Park's Wedding Bliss Mini Album 

Echo Park's Wedding Bliss Mini Album 

The two pockets hold cut-a-parts that I mounted on black cardstock so a photo can be added on the back.

Echo Park's Wedding Bliss Mini Album 

Echo Park's Wedding Bliss Mini Album 

Echo Park's Wedding Bliss Mini Album 

The back cover holds a waterfall. I always add these because they hold so many photos.

Echo Park's Wedding Bliss Mini Album

I used one of the cut-a-parts for the back cover. 

Thats it! I have entered this book in the Mini Album Makers Challenge for October. Be sure to stop over at their blog and check out all the beautiful mini albums!

Thanks for Stopping by!

5 comments:

Nancy Wethington said...

This is a beautifully designed book. Love the mirror image idea and all the flaps and folds. Thanks for joining the challenge at Mini Album Makers Challenge blog.

Redanne said...

Well I for one, am glad that you finished this album because it is gorgeous! As Nancy has already said, I too love the mirror image idea and is something I now want to try, so thanks for the inspiration. How wonderful to have enough of those beautiful papers left for another album too. So pleased that you have joined in our October challenge at Mini Album Makers. Anne xx

Gloria Stengel said...

I am so happy you were able to finish this album! This is just my style of mini! I love all the papers and the inserts, etc. It is so fun to use all the bits of paper when you make a mini, right?! I really love how you pulled this all together into such a sweet mini! Thanks for sharing with us at Mini Album Makers!

Eileen said...

Stunning! Another one knocked out of the park!

Team Clark said...

WOW!!! I'm so in love with the color combo and beautiful pockets and flaps here! This is so very beautiful and a true work of art. We are so thankful that you shared with us at Mini Album Makers. Hugs, Autumn

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