Kill That Kit: Mini Album Edition with Melissa Mann

How do you typically use up the last bits of your kit or a collection? Today Melissa Mann is here to share a way that you may not have thought of: a mini album! She’s created a gorgeous gift album using our new acrylic albums, that come in four different colors! Let’s take a look at what she documented with it:
Hello! This is Melissa with you, and I’m super excited show you the mini album I created using all the leftover bits & pieces from my July Kit and add-ons!

As soon as I saw the acrylic mini albums that Elle offered, I knew I needed to make a brag book for my mom featuring her grand-baby! I had pieces left over from the July 2018 Kit and from the various extra embellishments offered last month and I thought that would be a great way to “kill that kit” by creating a mini book.

I always create my mini books by constructing the pages and pictures first. I used up a lot of the 3″ x 4″ journaling tags I had left and a couple of the 4″ x 6″ journaling tags. I supplemented these with various patterned papers from both the Shine and the Noteworthy 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack.

After I create my pages, I start embellishing the spreads. I used die cuts, stickers, alphabet stickers, chipboard, wood veneer, and lots of stamps! Stamps are such a great product to use with mini books as they don’t add any extra bulk to your pages.

Once I get my pages all built, I then go back and add the punched holes and slip them onto the book rings. I didn’t know how I wanted to create the title to my mini album and I loved the clean fresh look of the Pink Acrylic Album.

I decided to create a “cover page” for my album and let that peek through the acrylic! I LOVED how it turned out. I put my Title Builder Stamp Sets Vol 1 and Vol 2 to good use to create my title – they made it SO easy! I slipped an Acrylic Star onto the book ring on the front of the album to add a little texture to the front.

How are you going to “kill your kit” with the July supplies? A mini album is a GREAT way to finish off all those little bits and bobs! Plus, it’s always fun to create a little something for someone and gift it to them.

Supplies | July 2018 Kit, July LabelsVellum and Wood Veneer AsterisksWhite Cardstock Alphabet StickersJane Alphabet Stickers — NavyHeart of Gold Chipboard Stickers, Wood Veneer PhrasesPink Acrylic AlbumAcrylic Stars, Bright Hand Drawn Acrylic Hearts, Enamel DotsShine 6″ x 6″ Paper StackEveryday Phrases Stamp, Title Builder Vol. 2 StampNoteworthy Bits and Pieces, Noteworthy Wood Veneers, Noteworthy Puffy Stickers, Noteworthy 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack, Noteworthy Stamp

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