Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Flower Shaped Mini Album - June Blog Hop with Lori Whitlock

Hi everyone! Today is Lori Whitlock's June Blog Hop and my blog is the first stop on the hop. But be sure to visit Lori's site too because she has a sale and more great products for you!

For my project today, I made a pretty little flower shaped scrapbook using one of Lori's new cutting files called Hidden Binding Mini Album Flower (links below). In April, I made the Telephone version and loved it, so ... I couldn't wait to make the flower one next!

Flower Shaped Mini Album with a pretty plaid paper

The file makes 5 double sided flower shaped pages including the front and back cover. I chose to decorate the front with some embellishments I had on hand, but ... the file comes with a circle and flower cluster. So, you really don't need any extras to make this album super cute.

Flower Shaped Mini Album pages with hearts, flowers, and scalloped photo mats

Here's how I made it ... I started by cutting out the 5 base pages in white Bazzill card stock, then layered patterned papers on top of each. I chose a bunch of garden themed prints and embellishments from the Doodlebug Design, Bunny Hop Collection.

Flower Shaped Mini Album pages with polka dots, flowers, and scalloped photo mats

To create photo mats on each page, I used a combination of circle and scalloped die cut pieces with some pattern papers that I punched out with 3" and 2.5" punches.

Flower Shaped Mini Album pages with a pretty plaid, hearts, flowers, and scalloped photo mats

All of Lori's Hidden Binding Albums use a technique to secure the pages that allows enough space in between for pop dots and embellishments. On the page above, I added a 3D shovel sticker and the pages still lay perfectly flat when closed.

Flower Shaped Mini Album pages with a sun, flowers, rainbow stripes, and scalloped photo mats

You can watch the assembly tutorial for these Hidden Binding Albums over on Lori's YouTube Channel here.

Flower Shaped Mini Album made with a Lori Whitlock cutting file

This mini album would be perfect for some of your favorite photos, or ... make it as a pretty gift for mom, daughter, friend, grandparent, babysitter, or teacher.

Here is what the file looks like ...

Lori has other hidden binding mini album shapes too, like a mason jar, camera, bee, house, butterfly, typewriter, and more! Be sure to check them out in her shop.

There are more inspiring projects to see today, so be sure to hop to each blog for more great ideas!

Blog Hop Order:

You Are Here: Traci Penrod 

Your Next Stop: Brandi Adams

Ashley Cook

Cathy Harper

 Chelsea Van Wyk

Sue Kment

 Noelene Apap

Tamara Tigchelaar

In addition to the creative team's projects, don't forget about the other great things Lori has for you today!

Below are links for the cutting file and the products used in today's project. Thanks for stopping by and happy scrappin'!

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  1. this little book is so darling. I could give that as a card to a granddaughter to life her spirits.

  2. So bright and cheerful Traci. I love these little mini albums! 💕Sue Kment

  3. So simple, but so cute!

    1. I know, right? I love Lori Whitlock's designs 💕