Wednesday, 24 August 2016

The Flora Season Mini Album

Hey Everyone

How are you all doing? I hope you all are amazing. Well, today I have a Mini album to share. Considering its size, its wrong to call it mini album as it 10"by 7"in size. and its a horizontal mini album which I have made for a beautiful to- to-bride. This album has lots of floral pattern papers and so I have kept embellishments to a minimal. Though I couldn't control and went a little overboard.
This is going ot be a very picture heavy log post so please grab a cup of drink, sit back and I hope you enjoy this post.
To make this album, I have followed the layout of Safari Album made by Ginger for Thesisterscrapper. I loved the way she did her pages and some of my pages are inspired by her album pages. This album can accommodate 70 to 120 pics of varying sizes depending if you want to put photos even on the decorated photomats and has 30 tags.

This album has 12 pages including the cover but two pages are joined together to make a pocket page, so the actual count of pages is 5. Joining the pages reduced the spine size and also gave me place to put an extra large photomat.  The size of the cover is 6.75"by 9.75" and the spine measures 6.75"by 3.75". This album when done weighs about 3-4 kgs and I knew it would be massive, I have used double chipboard to make the cover. I took 800 gsm chipboard and doubled it to make the covers and the spine pieces. to add to sturdiness, I have binded the cover using tyvek sheets and I am telling you it definitely makes the cover real sturdy. Covered the entire thing with Kraft cardstock I had bought some white ago from Nagashi Srinivas, her cardstock quality is amazing.

I have used gusset binding system and the left a space of 0.6"between 2 pages. You can leave more if you think your album would be more fluffy. and each binding piece is 0.5". I adhered it to the cover using red tacky tape. I have decorated the cover using  papers from The Flora season by Papericious. I used some Trims and ribbons from Itsybitsy for decorations. On the spine, I have added few ribbons and Trims along with few charms I had in my stash. For the cover, the name is made using Itsybitsy chipboard alphabets which I have distressed using Watnut Stain and Old Paper distress inks and covered with glossy accents. The front cover is embellished with 2 heart resin frames from Eno greetings, few flowers I bought in destash from Jasmine Siddique, some flowers were from my stash and few flowers from Itsybitsy. I also added some fussy cut flowers from the paper collection.

Each page is made with 4 12 by 12 sheet of paper as my size is big. I have used 4 dozen papers to complete this projects which includes photomats and tags and very few scraps are left. I have used an entire A4 paper pad of The Flora season and few pages from Eno greetings 12 by 12 pattern paper pack to make some photomats. All the stickers used are from Handmade stickers pack from Eno greetings. The embellishments used inside are mostly form Itsybitsy.

Each page is a flip page and has some pockets inside to hold tags and photomats. On an average each page can hold 10  to 20 pages and 4 tags, 1 pocket page photomat and and few extralarge photo mats on the flip pages. More or less the layout of the pages are same. I have added some photo books, flip books, folding mats and 4 fold mats for pictures. Nothing more to say, I am adding few pics for you to see. I hope you all will like it

Cover page # Page 1
#Page 2 with Flip page, Pocket page, Tags and Photomats.
#Page 3-4 with Flip page, Pocket page, Tags and Photomats.

#Page 5-6 with Flip page, Pocket page, Tags and Photomats.
#Page 7-8 with Flip page, Pocket page, Tags and Photomats.

#Page 9-10 with Flip page, Pocket page, Tags and Photomats.
#Page 11 with Flip page, Pocket page, Tags and Photomats.

Back Cover page # Page 12
I am putting this album up to Papericious challenge of this month which is Anything Goes.

Thank for reading my post. If you like it then leave me a comment. Have a great day ahead.


  1. Oh wow, this is amazing!! Gosh, I don't even know what to's so fabulous!! The design, the papers, the layout, the details...every single thing is spectacular!! This will be treasured by the recipient!! Wow!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

    1. Thank you Lisa for all the beautiful words. I truly hope the recipient appreciates it. Have a good day.

  2. A biggggggggggg.......thumbs up for d amazing creation

  3. This is gorgeous, Mukta! Beautiful job done! In fact, my entry to this Papericious challenge is also a Flora Season project... I quite liked that paper line.

    1. Hey Suchismita....I am sorry if I didnt spell it right....I was working on this project for a client who wanted a lavender roses on her album and when I heard that, I knew what I had to do. The Flora Season just fits right into this category and I m sure you know that....these papers are just gorgeous. Sublte and very chic. I am so in love with this paper that I am planning to do another project using these papers. Yes, I saw your album on the Facebook and its very beautiful. I really like your shabby chic style and the use of waste carton boxes is just brilliant. Ty for visiting me and have a great day.

  4. What a gorgeous album...Thanks for participating in Papericious Challenge... All the best!!!

  5. Wow, soo much work. Loved all the details. Thank you for participating in the Papericious August Challenge-Anything goes.