Monday, August 13, 2012

MFT's August Creative Challenge - Mini Albums

The MFT Design Team Creative Challenge is a monthly feature, where we are challenged to explore our creative side using a specific theme, product, or technique. This month, we were challenged to create a mini-book.  Be sure to check out the MFT Blog for a list of all participating designers who have put their MFT stamps and/or Die-namics dies to work to create a mini book for you today!



For the challenge I decided to create a mini album with some of my favorite pictures from my recent trip to Europe. The chipboard album I used as a base is from 7Gypsies, Naked Book. The display stand is also from 7Gypsies.


On the cover I used the Layered Rose and the Leafy Flourish Medium Die-namics and the Just the Ticket Die-namics and Stamp Set. I added a clock and the bird from my stash. 


The first stop on our trip was London to visit my sister. On all my pages I used the Uppercase and Lowercase By the Letters Die-namics. I used Hearts A Plenty to cut my heart of of MFT Felt and added an MFT Button. My tag is cut with the Die-namics Traditional Tags STAX. I plan to add some journaling to the tag. The sentiment is cut out with the Perfect Bracket Die-namics. The sentiment is from the Inspired by Travel Stamp Set.


On the page for Rome I used the Notched Border Die and my sentiment is from Clearly Sentimental about Summer Vacation.


The sentiment is from the Behind The Camera Die-namics and Stamp Set. The border, cut from corrugated paper, is cut with the Simply Scallops Small Die-namics. I also added some rhinestone swirls. 


On the top of each page I used the Die-namics Wonky Scallop Border. My flower is created with the Layered Rose and my ticket with the Die-namics Just the Ticket and Stamp Set


When we got to Munich we meet up with two of our daughters.  I created my sentitment at the top with the Behind the Camera Die-namics and Stamp Set. The sentiment is from All Smiles Stamp Set and cut out with one of the dies in the Die-namics Sentiment Strips.


Here the sentiment is from Clearly Sentimental About You. It seemed perfect since the picture at the top was taken at the John Lennon Wall in Praque. The sentiment is cut out with on of the dies in the Fishtail Flags STAX Die-namics.


Paris was our final stop. I used the Eiffel Tower Die-namics here. The sentiment is from Who's That Parisian Girl.















Thanks for stopping by! Be sure stop by the MFT Blog for links to all the designers sharing mini albums today. I am sure you will be inspired!!


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21 comments :

  1. Amazing, Melody! What a fantastic keepsake from your trip - Loving all the labels and little accents!

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  2. what a fun way to display your photos from your trip

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  3. So beautiful Melody.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  4. I love your mini album Melody! How well you've showcased your photos from your trip as well as the MFT product! great job!

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  5. I love your flip book, Melody! What a gorgeous way to preserve those memories!

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  6. What a beautiful keepsake Melody! I'm lovin' the Vintage vibe and your blossoms are gorgeous!

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  7. What a great flip album and awesome photos. Love how you decorated each page.

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  10. Melody....yours "WOWS" me to no end! The album is FABULOUS, the photos are FABULOUS and yes, I am drooling over that trip.....must have been, well....
    FABULOUS!

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  11. Gorgeous pages Melody -- perfect for a table top display!

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  12. Fabulous Melody! Amazing photos & great way to display them.

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  13. What a beautiful Flap book you've made form your trip to Europe Melody, love all the vintage details like the little bird and the clock on the front too...gorgeous!

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  14. WOW, this is so fabulous. Love each page and that the main focal point is still the picture but you have lovely details and accents and it's so perfectly balanced. Love it. Fabulous job.

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  15. This is awesome! What a great use for the stamps and dienamics. They really bring something to the photos!

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  16. WOW! WOW! WOW! What a brilliant creation, Melody! So beautifully designed and the photo are fantastic! I absolutely love it! STUNNING!!!
    Hugs,t

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  17. Absolutely GORGEOUS Melody! This is such a fabulous keepsake! Amazing!

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  18. Wow! This is AMAZING!! (I was going to say the exact same thing as Julie. Such a treasure!)

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