Scrap Yourself: Me @ 29 Tag Mini-Album with Basically Bare

rukristin me at 29

rukristin at 29. Tag Album for Basically Bare.

Mini-albums as self-documentation. 

In recent exciting news, I’ve rejoined the Basically Bare Design Team, and today I’m over on their blog sharing an all about me mini-album. I wanted to reintroduce myself with a project that reflected who I am and what my style is right now. For my first project I used a Basically Bare mixed-media tag album to document some broad themes of who I am and how I’m feeling right now.

This album is a mixed-media album. It measures 5” x 3” and each page is a different surface: acrylic, heavyweight kraft chipboard, double-sided corrugated board, premium stiffened white felt, 140lb watercolor paper and heavy-weight unbleached canvas.

rukristin me at 29

Some favorite things about this mini-album: 

  • I used the PicStitch app and printed out six 2×2 black and white selfie photos to use in the mini-album, and the Studio Calico Cirque kits to add pops of color, embellishments, and stamping to each of the tag pages.
  • The acrylic cover. I love putting acrylic covers on mini-albums. It makes them more durable, and I love adding layers of embellishments on top of clear pages.
  • The stamped page. I used the gem stamp set from the Studio Calico Cirque Scrapbook kit to create the background of the canvas page. I used StazOn black ink  for the outlining and Radiant Neon Ink in Electric OrangeElectric Pink, and Electric Yellow to add the color.


rukristin at 29. Tag Album for Basically Bare.

To see the rest of the album, visit the Basically Bare blog

rukristin at 29. Tag Album for Basically Bare.

  • elizabethrosemond

    Love this! Your stamping is PERFECTION.

    • <3 thanks! I'm so happy with it. I only smudged it up a tiny bit, and I was able to cover that up with the photo. for the win.

  • Ange Phillips

    Love this idea – as part of another class I had to jot down 15 things about me for 2015. I have them just one a planner insert but seeing this I think I will turn them into a mini book/album – thanks for the inspiration.

    • Such a great idea. 15 things about me sounds like the perfect theme for a mini-album.

  • vanessa oliver-lloyd

    so so good