Monday, October 11, 2010

"Explore" mini album by Cari Fennell

I'm always amazed at what our fabulous guest designers at AllyScraps can do with a mini album!! Such creativity and inspiration. Check out Cari Fennell's mini album, titled let's go EXPLORE, it's so shabby, light hearted and FUN.

Cari's Instructions
I painted the album covers in green and set aside to dry. Then I cut larger rectangles from the OA papers-using random patterned papers from the Fly A Kite and Thrift Shop lines. Then I punched the edges of all the cut rectanlge pieces. I glued the flash cards to the papers and then ran them through my sewing machine to create pockets. I used a straight sticth with black thread. All of the paper edges were distressed and inked. I tucked some tags, envelopes and journal card in the pockets randomly. Then I layered the punched circles, journal cards and paper strips to embellish the pages. Each page is unique and offers lots of areas to place photos, journaling and little trinkets from your explorations.

October Afternoon Fly A Kite and Thrift Shop papers
October Afternoon Thrift Shop Flashcard book
October Afternoon Mini Letter Alpha in green
Ocotber Afternoon Journal Cards, Fly A Kite
Maya Road Kraft Envelopes
Other supplies - Ribbons, Buttons, Sewing Machine, American Crafts thickers, Acrylic Paint-Adirondack Lettuce by Ranger, Distress Ink-Vintage Photo, scallop edge punch, circle punch, Shipping Tags by Avery and Bling.

Wow, wow, wow! This is so darn cute. Hope you will create one too. :)

~ Dana


Erika M. said...

What a delightful mini album!

Cindy said...

This is too cute!

Cathy/AllyScraps said...

Cari, I love this album! Beautiful!!

Melissa Bove said...

Such a beautiful album! A perfect keepsake and treasure!

Anonymous said...

SO nice Cari....YOu Rock anything you do! Kathy G.