Knee Highs and Bow Ties Mini Album: Adventure


Hello BasicGrey Friends! Shannon Tidwell here today to share an album I made using the new Knee Highs & Bow Ties Collection as well as the new 7″x 9″ Journaling Binder.  I had a stack of Instagram photos that didn’t really warrant their own page, but together told a fun story of adventure for the Tidwell kids. The album came together so easily because of the pre-printed pages of the Journaling Binder.

The Journaling Binder cover already had a great starting point so I just added a few embellishments to personalize it.  shannontidwell-basicgrey-mini 1

The title page consists of a little paper layering (included the use of a bit of product packing) and several embellishments. You’ll noticed that there is a lot of machine stitching in this album. I sewed the elements and then adhered them to the pages to keep the stitching from showing on the other side. That also saves you from any goof ups. shannontidwell-basicgrey-mini 2

I kept the focus on the photos by just adding a few fun embellishments to each page. To make the album more interactive I used the page protectors as embellishments. I filled them with different goodies throughout the album. On this first divider I simply dropped a banner into the page protector and stapled it at the top and bottom to keep it in place. And since they are double sided it looks great flipped either way! shannontidwell-basicgrey-mini 3 shannontidwell-basicgrey-mini 4

On this next divider I used one that had six pockets and filled each with some chunky glitter. To keep the glitter contained I ran the page protector through the sewing machine. shannontidwell-basicgrey-mini 5 shannontidwell-basicgrey-mini 6

I didn’t use the dividers on every page, just enough to keep things interesting.  On this spread you can see that I combined three photos from different occasions, but together they tell a great story. shannontidwell-basicgrey-mini 7

This two pocket divider is filled with party confetti. Again I machine stitched the pockets closed.  shannontidwell-basicgrey-mini 8 shannontidwell-basicgrey-mini 9

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On this spread I cut a page protector in half and filled it with punched circles of Knee Highs & Bow Ties papers. To keep the circles from all falling to the bottom I put a bit of adhesive on a few of them. shannontidwell-basicgrey-mini 12

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This is the other half of the page protector I used earlier. I filled this one with sequins and a die cut. shannontidwell-basicgrey-mini 14 shannontidwell-basicgrey-mini 15

If a pre-printed page was a little busy for my photo I layered on a different patterned paper. I left the original peeking out a bit though. I also left a few loose strands on the machine stitching to give it more of a handmade and well-loved look. shannontidwell-basicgrey-mini 16

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I was so happy with how quickly this album came together. The Knee Highs & Bow Ties Collection mixed together with ease. And I’m happy that these random Instagrams now have a happy home!




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  2. Love this album.. I enjoy doing small chipboard albums to document family events and gifting to family. I can’t wait to get caught up on my projects so I can tackle one of these journaling albums to scrap a past vacation.

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