Butterfly Hiddnen Hinge Album

Hi, everyone!

Today, I wanted to do a bit of an update and show you a mini album I did a while ago. I saw a video about how to do a an album using the “hidden hinge” method (I’ll post the video below). It was new and interesting so I thought I would give it a whirl. It was a lot of fun to do, but, boy, was it time consuming! At least this project allowed me to use up a lot of my unused cardstock that was laying around.

The part where I had the most fun was decorating the front cover. This was my first experience putting together dimensional components so I had no idea how to make it “look good.” I bought a few things and hoped they would look today.

The flowers and “vines” were from the seasonal Fall selection at Michael’s. I bought the butterfly die (by Marianne Design -LR0115) online at Joann.com. I found that the die had to go through my Cuttlebug 3-4 times before it fully cut through the cardstock. It is a bit annoying, but the result is very nice. I recommend cutting two butterflies out and adhering them together for further stability because my one layer felt a bit flimsy.

I also dipped my toe in charm making. I am horrible at deciding what colors and gems go together, but at least I know now how to make a basic charm! It was fun, but definitely something I should hold off on since it is just as expensive as scrapbooking, if not more.

Photo: Found the perfect "branches" to add to the album!

Here are some other charms I made. Aren’t the “made with love” charms adorable?!! You can buy the tag charms inexpensively at Hobby Lobby in a pack. Everything else I bought at Michael’s.

butterfly charms

Here is the video:

Thanks for reading!

Hally

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Marianne Designs Creatables Die Butterfly 3, , hi-res