Stampin Up Mothers Day mini album gift tutorial

This pretty vintage style Mothers Day mini album is perfect as a gift for mothers, mothers in law or even mothers to be on Mothering Sunday 30th March. Come and see how to create your own! All this week I'll be bringing you gift ideas perfect for Mothers Day so stay tuned (or sign up) to daily posts! 

Initially I wasn't sure if it was better to do a video or a step by step tutorial so did both -
but the video was quite long so I decided it wouldn't be appropriate!

1. Start with a piece of card colour of your choice (I've used crumb cake) and cut 3 pieces each sized 10cm x 10cm. Round off the corners using either the Envelope punch board corner rounder or the Corner rounder punch. Daub the edges with coordinating ink (mine is also crumb cake) using a sponge or sponge dauber.

2. Cut 6 more pieces of card in a lighter colour (I've used naturals ivory) size 9.5cm x 9.5cm. Again round the corners and daub edges with ink.  

3. Select stamps sets to fit with your theme (I've used Fine Feathers, Wildflower Meadow, Backyard basics) and stamp the lighter layer of card in a coordianting ink. TIP If after you've inked the stamp you stamp it on a scrap piece then onto the card you'll get a lighter more watermarked image which is perfect for this project).  

4.Stick each layer together front and back (don't forget to thread some twine underneath your layers first!) and your background is complete :)

5. For the Sweet Friend page, using the smallest labels framelit, cut 2 pieces from the same lighter colour cardstock. Using the next size framelit up cut 2 pieces of coordinating patterned paper (I've used a piece from the Sale-a-bration range Sweet Sorbet - don't forget Sale-a-bration ends 31st March!)

6. Daub both pieces around the edges with ink to give an aged effect. I've pierced my patterned paper piece with the piercng tool and stencil to make the holes.

7. Using the Apothecary Art stamp set I stamped the one of the designs in crumb cake ink then stamped a label using the Sweet friend sentiment in Soft Sky ink and then punched it out with the modern label punch.

8. The little flower is made from Soft Sky card punched out using the boho blossoms punch and then secured with a candy dot in crumb cake.

9. For the centre spread I cut a piece of crumb cake card with the new Starburst framelit 2nd largest die and then a coordinating piece of card was punched with the 2.5" circle punch and stamped with fine feathers stamps.

10. The bird from backyard basics was stamped in soft sky onto soft sky card and then cut using Backyard Basics  coordinating framelits set.  

11. The leaves were punched using the ever popular bird punch.

12. For the last page, it replicates the first page (Sweet Friend page above) but this time the sentiment is Thinking of You.

13. The reverse 2 pages simply had family photographs mounted onto the naturals ivory card as a keepsake :)

14. Lastly, here's the cover when it's all folded up & tied with twine :)

If you need any supplies to make your mini album then head over to my Stampin Up store!

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