Monday, 25 May 2015


Here is a post first published last week on SpiegelMom Scraps blog...


For my third guest designer project for SpiegelMom Scraps I promised you a mini album... and here it is!

I had a wonderful lunch at a chocolate cafe and thought it would make a lovely mini album, so I collected a few bits and pieces from the cafe.  I picked up the chocolate menu, and kept some cellophane wrapping and tissue paper used to wrap up my purchases, and the companies ribbon that was used to tie the package.  I also kept the paper bag and the label from Mum's tea bag.

The plan was to build a little kit around the collected ephemera, so I searched my paper and washi stash for matching colours.  Serendipitously the ribbon in SpiegelMom Scraps Etsy shop were the perfect colours.

I added cork shapes and wood veneers to my mini kit, and enough sequins for them to feature on every page.  The sequins were my constant through the whole album helping to pull it all together and give a cohesive feel.

My page size was dictated by the menu - it consisted of 4 squares in a concertina.  I cut them in to separate squares and planned the entire album around them.  I added in a few plain cardstock pages so I didn't have to cover up all of the information with my photos.

Some pages I kept plain so you can read all the details on the menu, some I layered up with dimensional adhesive.  It gives a chunky finish to the album and feels really satisfying to flick through and handle.

With the cellophane and tissue paper a made some pockets.  Simply stitching around the edges trapping sequins and vellum stars inside.

Do you see the little heart on the right hand page?  That is part of the shop logo printed on the paper bag!  Nothing went to waste.

The white page on the left is a square cut from the paper bag.

I added some doilies, also available in the SpiegelMom Scraps store.  I love the way the modern neon yellow peeps through the vintage-feel doilies.

Supplies added to my collected ephemera:
exclusive cork chevrons
wood veneer
foam adhesive
exclusive vellum stars

Linking up at Inspire Me Monday, Creative Mondays,

Thanks for stopping by, I would love to hear what you think of this mini album...


  1. Laura, I love this little album. A nice reminder of a good time out with your mum.

    Hope have had a lovely weekend. Sue

  2. Love this idea, very creative :)

    Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays ..

  3. your mini album is very nice


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