Sunday, November 6, 2011

Using My Silhouette to Make a Mini-Album

I am such a fan of mini-albums, and I also love using my Silhouette - so it's only natural that I would find a way to combine the two. And it just so happens that my crafty idol, Lori Whitlock,has created the perfect cutting files (and papers as it turns out)for me to do just that - create a mini-album by using my Silhouette.

Lori has created several mini-album templates, including this bracket album shape. All I had to do was choose my papers; my Silhouette did the rest! (I did add an extra piece of cardstock under my paptterned paper for additional thickness and stability.)

I used a few of my favorite photos from a trip to Ireland last year.
I love using my Silhouette to cut out various shapes for a couple of reasons. First, I choose whatever paper I want so I have exactly the color or pattern I want to use. Second, the shapes and images lay relatively flat, so they provide layering and dimension without too much bulk. Isn't that black doily great? Lori Whitlock designed it, of course!

I love using simple accents like this border and the bicycle cut from my papers.

I thought Lori's Joy Banner was perfect for this picture.

More journaling than I have room for on my page? No worries, I just add a small journaling insert:

A couple more pages:
I LOVE that Fall Leaf Flourish, don't you?

For more ideas using Lori's cutting files, check out her fantastic BLOG!

Until next time, happy crafting!