Sunday, 10 January 2016

Mini Album with Hinge Binding #1 | Birthday Themed

Hello, hello, hello!

After a long, long, time, I am back with a new project that is not a part of a blog hop or a DT project :P Not that didn't enjoy any of those, it's just that posting your own projects after so long feels great. :) :)

So today, I have for you, my first Mini Album with hinge binding. Yeah, baby! I did the binding too. I know a lot of you crafters out there have already done this before, but it was my first so I was super impressed with how amazing the technique was and how fabulous the result.

It also needs mention that I made this way back in June 2014. But since I haven't been taking any custom requests since then, I wasn't actively posting projects. So without further ado, I'll share pictures.

Here's the cover of the album.

I used 6"x6" Patterned papers from various collections (all listed at the end of the post) and various die-cut embellishments and stickers to make all the pages. The album was a collection of messages for the birthday girl from all her friends, with one page dedicated to each.

Page 1

Behind each page was a pocket for a letter. Each letter was at least an entire A4 page long. So I folded the letter, tied an organza ribbon around it and inserted it in the pocket. So that would make it easier for it to be pulled out. I added vellum as the first and last page too

Page 1 in the album after binding.

Page 2

Page 3

Page 2 & 3 in the album after binding

Page 4

Page 5

Page 4 & 5 in the album after binding

Page 6

Page 7

Page 6 & 7 in the album after binding

Page 8

Page 9

Page 8 & 9 in the album after binding

Page 10

Page 10 in the album after binding

On the side of the album, I added the year, so she'd remember when this album was gifted to her.

That's all I have for now. I have a video of this album too. I'll share this on my YouTube Channel on Wednesday. So make sure you've subscribed to it. And on Thursday, I'll share a Throwback Thursday post - an old card that I haven't blogged about :)




Paper Trimmer - Fiskars
Score Board - Marth Stewart
Cuttle Bug Die Cutting Machine
Sew Easy - We R Memory Keepeers
Crop-a-dile Corner Chomper - We R Memory Keepers
Ink Blending Foam - Ranger
Heat Tool
Acrylic Block

Paper Pads

DIY Shop - Crate Paper
SUGAR CHIC 6 x 6 Paper Pack - Heidi Swapp
6 x 6 BLINK OF AN EYE Paper Pad - My Mind's Eye
Miss Caroline - Dolled Up - My Mind's Eye
6 x 6 BE AMAZING Paper Pad Follow Your Heart - My Mind's Eye
This & That Graceful 12x12 - Echo Park
Happy Days 12x12 - Echo Park
Paradise Beach 12X12 - Echo Park
Sweet Girl 12 X12 - Echo Park
For the Record - Documented 12X12 - Echo Park
Flea Market 12x12 - Crate Paper
5th & Frolic - Dear Lizzy - American Crafts
I heart Summer - Simple Stories


Puffy Clouds - Memory Box
Edgabilities - Spellbinders


Walnut Grove Thickers - American Crafts Pebbles
Hopscotch Collectibles - Kaisercraft
Dear Lizzy Neapolitan Chipboard Shapes
Amy Tangerine Daybook Cardstock Die-Cuts
NOSTALGIA 12 x 12 Chipboard Elements - My Mind's Eye
October Afternoon Sidewalks Wrap Pack
White Fabric Tape
My Mind's Eye - Follow Your Heart - Be Happy - Twine
Hummingbird Collectables Die-Cuts - Kaisercraft
Stickles Glitter
Tea Dye Distress Ink - Ranger
Wood Veneer Alphabets - Studio Calico
Wood Veneer Chevrons - Studio Calico
Wood Veneer Cameras - Studio Calico
Wood Veneer Birds - Studio Calico
Wood Veneer People - Studio Calico
Wood Veneer Butterflies - Studio Calico
Wood Veneer Transportation - Studio Calico
Wood Veneer Hearts & Arrows - Studio Calico
Sunnier Days - Simon Says Stamp exclusive stamp set
Washi Tape
White Journal Thickers


  1. Such an amazing project Nikita! Your height of patience is beyond words! Beautiful and mind-blowing project and of course binding too ! :)

  2. Jeeeeej, good to see you here again! This album looks amazing, all the layers and details are great!

    1. Thank you!! I feel good to be back too :P Hopping on over to your blog right away! :D :D

  3. Fabulous album Nikita! LOVE it!!!

  4. Aww ! I cant have enough of your creations Niki , nice to have you back and such a detailed blog, awesome gal loved the creation!!

    1. Thank you so much, Sharada!! Feels so good to hear that :) :-*


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