Home Mini Album and Decor – Crate Paper

Hello!  Thank you for joining me for a really fun post today!  I chose the 12×12 Willow Lane Cottage paper to see how I could use it in two different ways!  I adore the little cottages on this paper, and I am a homebody at heart so I knew it would be a good choice!

My first step was to fussy cut almost all the houses from the paper.  I love fussy cutting, and the houses are quite easy to go around.  I wasn’t sure at first what I would make, so I wanted to have plenty of houses on hand!

The first project I made was a piece of home decor.  We recently installed a new router, and I usually can’t find the passcode when someone needs it, so I thought I would make a sign!  I chose the sentiment – “Home is where the wifi connects automatically” for my design.  I created a letter size canvas in photoshop and added an 8×10 box so the finished print would fit in the frame I had.  I did a bit of measuring of the cottages and the alphas I wanted to use and spaced the words out in photoshop.  I fussy cut a flower from the Blossom paper and tucked it behind the ends of the houses. I decorated the houses with sweet little puffy stickers and added a layered butterfly for fun!

Up next is a mini album I made all about home!  I used tags for the base of my album and a ring to hold them together.  I have little houses tucked all throughout the pages.  I found quite a few super cute tags in the Willow Lane ephemera pack that I added as well.  They help to break up the big tags and look cute peeking out the sides.  I also found that the crepe paper fringe fits perfectly on the bottom of a tag!  I used one on each of the three tags for the people in my family.

To decorate the cover, I strung some wooden beads that I painted gold and added a Maggie Holmes tassle.  I fussy cut the bunny from the Willow Lane Friendship paper and punched a hole in the top.  The Cheerful alpha makes the perfect title under the little yellow cottage.

Crate Paper collections are very versatile!  The sky is the limit to what you can make!

About Lor

I'm Lorilei (Lauralee), I am passionate about memory keeping and scrapbooking creatively! I am a home school mom to a brilliant 14 yr old Hannah and happy wife to Chris! We live in rural Alberta and love the outdoors!

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