Thursday, May 13, 2021

Bumblebee Shaped Album with Doodlebug Design

Hey guys! Today I'm over on Doodlebug's blog sharing my latest design team project and it's a cutie! I made a sweet Bumblebee shaped mini album with the Fairy Garden collection and one of my favorite Doodle "bugs" of all time. Love those pink cheeks. 😊

To make this album, I used a new cutting file from the Fairy Garden collection called Bumblebees. I offset the back base shape of one of the bees and cut the offset out of white card stock to make each of my pages.  

For the cover I used some pretty yellow and pink petite prints in linen, the Bee Happy paper and the gorgeous Raindrops vellum for it's wings. I love the wings!! I glued them in the center then folded them up a bit so it looks like he's flying.
 
Then for each page, I mixed a bunch of pretty 12x12 and 6x6 printed papers. I prefer to use the 6x6 paper for the circle mats because of the smaller print size. I used a 3.5" scalloped circle punch and layered a 3" circle on each of those mats. Next up, I added tons of cute pieces from the Odds and Ends and Chit Chat. (Product links below.)

I have soooo much fun making these little shaped albums. I think they're perfect for lots of different photos and the themes can vary with the shape. The possibilities are endless with so many wonderful cutting files out there. I love Lori Whitlock's shop.
 
These mini albums are great for a single occasions or events like a fun birthday party, a baby shower, an afternoon with grandma, a play date with friends, a day at the pool or water park, doing arts and crafts or baking in the kitchen. Oh! ... what about a little's school party, a fun activity in class or graduation! How cute!
 
 
Or, you can make these minis all about one special person or a sweet relationship. Add your baby's photos, make it a friendship album, a keepsake for your pet's pictures, a mini for you and your sweetheart or ... a brag book for mom or grandma!

 
I think these shaped albums make such meaningful gifts. To me, they feel really special and handmade. They become a sentimental keepsake for anyone who receives it. And the proud feeling it gives you ... that you are totally the bomb ... is icing on the cake. 😊 
 

On this page, I added the pretty "Hello Friend" sticker from the This & That sheet in place of a photo mat. I love it paired with the 2 little fairies!
 
That cute banner above is from the mini icon stickers. It was the perfect size for this little album, don't you think?

Ok, so are you ready to make your own shaped mini album? Great! Below are the links to the Doodlebug cutting file that I used and the products from the Fairy Garden collection. Happy crafting everyone! 
 
Supplies: Affiliate links are used in this post at no additional cost to you. (loriwhitlock.com is not an affiliate link.) I receive a small amount of compensation when you click through and shop using the provided links. This helps me to continue building my small business. Thank you!
 

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