Technique Tuesday | DIY 4×6 Kraft Cardstock Mini-Album

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rukristin DIY Mini-Album with Freckled Fawn Silver Linings Embellishment Kit

Today I’m sharing a DIY Mini-Album. I created this mini-album out of a single sheet of 12×12 kraft cardstock, a few journaling cards, and the Silver Linings Embellishment Kit from Freckled Fawn. This kit was released on July first and has fabulous bright colors for summer.  Along with the kit, there is a rukristin + Freckled Fawn an add-on Stamp Set collaboration, perfect for telling all your summer stories.

Mini-Album Construction

Supplies Needed:

  • One sheet of 12×12 cardstock trimmed into three 4×12 strips (I used two in this project).
  • Wide washi tape. The tape in the kit is triple wide and perfect for this application.
  • Journaling Cards/Patterned Paper (I used ABM Messy Box from June)
  • Stamp Set: This is My Story by rukristin
  • Embellishments: I used Silver Linings Embellishment Kit
  • Black Ink: Versafine Black
  • Journaling Pen

rukristin DIY Mini-Album with Freckled Fawn Silver Linings Embellishment Kit
 
To put together the album: 

  1. Trim two sheets of kraft cardstock to 4×12.
  2. Fold sheets in half.
  3. Stack sheets on top of one another
  4. Bind with wide washi tape at the seams
  5. Add journaling card to the center with the same method

 
rukristin DIY Mini-Album with Freckled Fawn Silver Linings Embellishment Kit

I added 4×4 photos throughout the album. I focused mainly on photos I took and shared on instagram throughout the month of June. I picked out pictures with lots of green colors and used that as one of the main themes throughout the project.

rukristin DIY Mini-Album with Freckled Fawn Silver Linings Embellishment Kit

 

I added journaling lines with a thick black pen, and then went in and did my journaling with a thinner pen. I’ve been using the American Crafts Precision Pen (I first picked them up for the FYV kit). I really like how my handwriting looks with this pen, and it’s super comfortable to hold and write with.

rukristin DIY Mini-Album with Freckled Fawn Silver Linings Embellishment Kit

rukristin DIY Mini-Album with Freckled Fawn Silver Linings Embellishment Kit

I sprinkled embellishments throughout the album, using them to add to my narrative. I try to use embellishments in a way that they support the narrative instead of distracting from it. I’m drawn to label stickers, tabs, small stickers, etc.

rukristin DIY Mini-Album with Freckled Fawn Silver Linings Embellishment Kit

rukristin DIY Mini-Album with Freckled Fawn Silver Linings Embellishment Kit

These books are easy to put together in an crafternoon. It’s a great technique to have in your scrapbooking and memory-keeping arsenal.

If you have any questions about this project, let me know!

More About the Kit: Silver Linings

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  • Kelly Jean

    I love this mini and remember creating my own for an Awesome Ladies night based on this binding! I also am loving the minimal embellishments because it let’s the photis and story truly shine! That being said, I did win a subscription to Freckled Fawn’s Oh Deer Me kit and am soooo excited to get my first kit this month!

  • vanessa oliver-lloyd

    this is awesome. I love how your mini turned out. Those greens are luscious!

  • Essie

    this is delightful <3