Next to altering Altoid Tins another favorite of mine is creating tag mini albums. I've always loved things on a small scale. I used to collect printers trays and miniatures so I guess this is my affection for those "littles" translated to the scrapping world.
I've use the beautiful French Riveria Collection for this one. In case you have been hiding beneath a rock the French Riveria Collection is from the Winter CHA with Prima and Frank Garcia. You can find Franks collections --------- here
I enjoy consistency in my mini albums so I tend to choose 3 papers and use Spellbinders Dies for matting. I use the same throughout the album highlighting with little touches such as paint splatters and matching embellishments.
I stitched the edges of all the tags on both sides. The front is highlighted with a chipboard title from the Cartographer Chipboard - 990169
There are many beautiful vintage images in the French Riviera collection. I fussy cut several of them and used them to enhance my tags. Little bits of the gold "Cours Mirabeau Floral Lace" were cut apart and added to some of the pages.
I used dies from Tim Holtz to cut tags out of the pattern papers. There are a few in this collection that are set up as journal spots and graphics. You can also see the cute wood embellishment here from the French Riviera Collection - 583781
Added more details not only with random stamping from the French Riviera Cling Stamps but as embellishments. You can see I cut out the "Time with you" stamp and used it to adorn this tag.
Of course nothing is complete without some misting and splatters. You know the Prima sprays have such a spectacular sheen to them. I used Glistening Waves- 573942 and Worn Leather - 573829
I also used the gorgeous Prima Die in the background on book pages. I added these to several pages throughout the album. This one is Parisian Lace - 584047
To make my album 'pop' and hide the ring I used for a closure I alternated seam binding and ribbon and created a little tassel with the "Cote D'Azur" chains- 990695
All the little tags were created with die cuts on the pattern paper.
This is probably my favorite image in the collection. So sweet!
The dies can be used as matting for photos- I like to use paper clips so you can peek behind the photo and see the image.
I created a very simple little pocket with more die cut tags. There are a ton of places in this album for photos and journaling.
This little album makes a great travel journal. I hope you are inspired to create one for yourself. :)
990923-French Riviera Cling Stamps
990695- Cote D'Azur- Memory Hardware
583781- French Riviera Wood Embellishments
655350-Archivist Chipboard and More
990770-French Riviera- "Un Petit Mot De La Mer"
990749- French Riviera- "Cote d'Azur"
990763- French Riviera- "Respirer lair de la Mer"
990794-" Juste Toi Moi et Bleu Profond de la Mer"
655350- Cartographer Stamp
585037- Trims- Cours Mirabeau Floral Lace
584801- French Riviera- Crastals
962975- Art Basics Modeling Paste
573829- Vintage Metal Worn Leather