How to Make a Mini Album: Blitsy Craft Night

Posted by Roxanne O'Brien

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Join me today and get a little look inside of Blitsy! I was honored to be a part of a craft night they hosted in August, so I'm here to share all the fun things we made, the amazing space that is Blitsy, and so much other fun stuff.

SUPPLIES USED:

  • Crate Paper Craft Market 6x6 Paper Pad
  • Die-Namics Dies, Cute Cameras 2
  • Studio Calico Classic Calico 3 Roller Date Stamp
  • Dear Lizzy Daybook
  • Xyron 1.5" Create-A-Sticker Machine 150
  • Hero Arts Stencils, Tweed Pattern
  • American Crafts Remarks, Super Swell
  • Memento Luxe Ink Pad, Rich Cocoa
  • Memento Luxe Ink Pad, Morocco
  • Memento Dye Ink Pad, Cantaloupe
  • Heidi Swapp Color Shine Spritz, Mustard
  • Heidi Swapp Color Shine Spritz, Georgia Peach
  • Radiant Neon, Electric Pink
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad, Old Paper
  • Versafine Pigment Ink Pad, Onyx Black
  • Pigma Micron Pen #03 .35mm, Black
  • Tim Holtz Distress Stains, Mowed Lawn
  • Studio Calico Wood Veneer, Arrows/Hearts
  • Basic Grey, Fact & Fiction Diecuts and Transparencies
  • Quick-Kuta Classic Chicago Essentials Alphabet Set Dies
  • Bella Blvd., Lucky Starz Candid Cards
  • Mister Huey's Spray Mist, Warm Calico
  • Heidi Swapp Mixed Media Clear Mini Stamps, Inspire
  • Heidi Swapp Mixed Media Clear Mini Stamps, Journey
  • Heidi Swapp Mixed Media Clear Mini Stamps, Together
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If you've been following along with my mini albums, you'll know that my first step is to gather my supplies. I've been anxious to make a mini with this fab Dear Lizzy Daybook and it's the perfect fit for my theme today!

Blitsy, as you all know, rocks! Seriously. Katy and Meghan were just as sweet in person as they are on all the videos and Periscopes they share. And the space is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. You'll love it, trust me.

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I went ahead and trimmed down all my photos at the same time and I've got a colorful little pile here to start scrapping away...

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I am going to get started on designing the cover of the album. I wanted to title it with Blitsy being front and center, so I grabbed my alphabet dies and cut them out. Since they're smaller, and I really want them to stick well (since it's going on the cover and that's where you'd handle it most and it will be stored with other things touching it, you want a solid adhesion)! Xyron to the rescue. This little thing is killer in the crafting world. It's also a great item to get now for a stocking stuff for your kids - they can make stickers out of anything. And they sell various sizes of this amazing tool.

I didn't want to waste the material, so I put two letters in there together, then ran the next two and the next two.

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This is what will come out of the Xyron. There is adhesive on the back of the letters. You peel off the clear sheet on top of the letters and peel them off the backing. They're perfectly glued all over! Genius.

Let's get into the actual album, shall we? There is a lot of photos here of each page, and some close ups of certain pages. You'll see another Creative Team Member, Chrissie Tobas and her daughter in the photos as well. We all went together. Girls night out!!! We seriously had a blast. Oh, Blitsy, can we do it again??

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This Daybook came just like this - a little glassine envelope on this page. We had each gotten name tags to wear that night and guess what? It fit perfectly in this little envelope. It was meant to be!

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When you have a mini album where you want to put items that may not fit as you'd like them, or if you have multiple items to include but don't want to take up the realty of an entire page or more, make a pocket! I trimmed out a piece of cardstock into a pocket type shape. As you can see, I only applied my glue to the bottom edge and sides. Once you stick it down, you'll then be able to insert items into your newly created pocket! Easy peasy!

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We ended the night with some Blitsy mug shots. Hey, when you have this much fun, it should be illegal. ;) Thank you Blitsy for inviting me to join in on this fun-filled evening. I can't wait to do it again!!