Hi everyone! It’s Tarrah McLean with you today and I am SOOOOO excited to be officially sharing my first project with you here on the Teresa Collins blog!
I have wanted to create a mini album for ages documenting a super fun night in 2019 when myself and 3 of my crafty friends decided to dress up as the band ‘Kiss’ for a Glam Rock themed dress up night at a craft retreat we attended.
I took one of Teresa’s awesome Signature Essentials small white flip books that I have had in my stash FOREVER and transformed it into a mini album showcasing and celebrating a fun and memorable night. I wanted to keep the album mostly black and white however adding some silver and gold glitter here and there brought some sparkle to the album!
I gathered the black and white papers from the Bold Life Collection and decided on the ‘Quotes’ paper (star side) for the front and back covers of the album.
I cut out the Kiss title from black cardstock on my Silhouette Cameo using a font similar to their logo. I added pop dots under the title and fussy cut the word ‘Magic’ out from the Collage paper, adhering it flat under the ‘Kiss’ word.
I punched out some silver glitter stars with Teresa’s star punch and added some gold star sequins to the centres of these. I also added one of the black and white star sticker journal labels from the Studio Gold Journaling Labels above the title, a chipboard piece layered on top of the title, this one says ‘The Story’, this piece is from the Wanderlust chipboard button set. I also added a phrase sticker that says, ‘Yes & Yes’ from the Hustle stickers. Lastly for the front cover, I tied some black soft ribbon around the spine. I LOVE how the front cover turned out!
When you open the inside of the flip book album up, it is much easier to work from the back towards the front. To make the flip feature easy, I punched out 2 tabs from black cardstock and stapled them back to back to use to pull and flip the inside pages.
Each inside page back to front features a photo from the night, Hustle and Go For It stickers, Bold Life die-cuts, Be You and Bold Life washi tapes, fussy cut words from the Collage paper and punched out stars from glitter cardstock.
I chose words and phrases from the products I used that suited the theme night like 'Bold', 100%, Fun, Think Happy, Magic, VIP and Just a Girl Who Decided to Go For It (because we sure did lol)!
I love how Teresa's products tell the story without being over the top on a project. I love the simplicity and the clean lines. You can add your photos, some journalling and a few key embellishments like stickers and die-cuts and you have created yourself a keepsake memento that you can look back on for years to come and you can relive the moments too!
The very centre double pages, I have stamped the left side page with the Bold Life Beautiful and Never Give Up stamp sets using black ink, I stamped both vertically and horizontally to mix things up. I also added a gold glitter star and layered a metal star over the top in the very centre. The right page I added a black and white striped glassine bag/pocket and included some journaling on a pull out white tag.
I love classic black and white, it goes with everything! It co-ordinates with everything too so it makes it easier to create a uniform project!
All together I added a total of 5 photos to my album so it left me with spaces to add fun stuff. You could absolutely add more photos, more journalling, more pockets for interaction, the possibilities are endless!
I included washi tape on just about every page in the album, I absolutely adore Teresa's washi tape! I especially LOVE the thin ones, aren't they the cutest?!
Thank you so much for stopping by today, I had so much fun creating this fun flip book album and reliving the night we had. I hope you enjoyed reading about my project as much as I enjoyed creating it.
You can follow me on Instagram if you like, (tarrahm), I would love to have you follow along with what I get up to over there.
Happy creating! - Tarrah
Bold Life Paper Collection: https://www.teresacollinsstudio.com/products/bold-paper-collection
Stationery Studio Paper Collection: https://www.teresacollinsstudio.com/products/stationary-studio-paper-collection
Bold Life Die-Cut Ephemera: https://www.teresacollinsstudio.com/products/live-your-bold-life-ephemera
Bold Life Hustle Sticker Set: https://www.teresacollinsstudio.com/products/bold-life-passion-stickers
Bold Life Daily Sticker Set: https://www.teresacollinsstudio.com/products/bold-life-life-stickers
Go For It Sticker Set: https://www.teresacollinsstudio.com/products/go-for-it-sticker-set
Bold Life Be You Washi Tape: https://www.teresacollinsstudio.com/products/be-you-washi-tape
Bold Life Do It Anyway Washi Tape: https://www.teresacollinsstudio.com/products/do-it-anyway-washi-tape
Bold Life Never Give Up Stamp Set: https://www.teresacollinsstudio.com/products/bold-life-never-give-up-stamp-set
Bold Life Beautiful Stamp Set: https://www.teresacollinsstudio.com/products/bright-side-happy-stamp-set
Wanderlust Chipboard Buttons: https://www.teresacollinsstudio.com/products/wanderlust-chipboard-buttons
Signature Essentials Journal Stickers: https://www.teresacollinsstudio.com/products/signature-essentials-journaling-stickers
Studio Gold Paper Clip: https://www.teresacollinsstudio.com/products/studio-gold-paper-clips-binder-clips-book-plates