Altenew Crafty Friends Blog Hop + Giveaway | Mini Album & Video




Welcome


... to our crafty friends blog hop. You might have come here from Create & Craft TV. Now it's my turn to inspire you with a cute accordion fold mini album. Why you should hop along: In addition to loads of inspiration, you can win awesome prizes when you participate in our blog hop. You will find more information about prizes and how to win further down on my blog. 




Accordion Fold Mini Album

Let's have a look at the accordion fold mini album I created for today's crafty friends blog hop. It is filled with memories of special moments.




Mini Album Unfolded

Let's unfold the accordion mini album. Amongst other creative things, you will find two pockets, a flap with a photo inside and some nice embellishments from the Reflection Scrapbook Collection.



Double Pages

When you open the accordion mini album, different sets of double pages will appear. I incorporated different interactive elements.  The flower on the left and the tag on the right side can be lifted.




I die-cut two windows with star and circle dies and backed them with transparency foil. I added confetti, sequins, a fuzzy-cut star and a die-cut word underneath the foil. I made a card with a square cut-out window back in March 2014 (click). Just to show you that you can use different forms and shapes to create see-through windows.

You can use different shapes to make cut-out windows. It's a fun effect. Stars, circles, rectangles, flowers, leaves... Whatever you like. There are many possibilities. Let's do it :).



And I added a pocket with flaps. It can be closed with white thread. I stamped onto the pocket with wonderful leaf stamps that can be layered for a nice effect (Layered Laurel Stamp Set). I used different shades of green (Crisp Dy Ink Green Fields) to stamp the leaves.




Mini Album Details

I would like to point out some more details of the mini album. There is a hidden pocket, some cut-out windows, stitched and stamped accents and cute little things like confetti and sequins you can discover.




I used different stamp sets from Altenew, including the Happy Dreams Stamp Set and the Halftone Stars Stamp Set. In addition, I used different dies, including the Halftone Circles Nesting Die Set, Signature Words Die, Script Words Die Set and the Ori Kami Die Set.

Special Offer

FREE U.S. shipping with code CRAFT and $5 OFF international shipping with code FRIENDS at checkout. Offer valid from October 17th at 12:01 am EDT through October 19th at 11:59 pm EDT. Not valid on prior purchases. Cannot be combined with other promo codes.




Prizes

Altenew is giving away a $100 Altenew prize pack to FIVE lucky winners. There are also 14 awesome companies/magazines who are offering the following prizes:




Jennifer McGuire Ink: 1 prize pack of three Altenew stamp sets
Online Card Classes: 3 class spots
Create and Craft TV: £50 gift certificate
My Sweet Petunia: Mini MISTI
Ellen Hutson LLC: $30 gift certificate
Pretty Pink Posh: $30 gift certificate
Simon Says Stamp: $30 gift certificate
Chameleon Pens: 1 pack of 5 Chameleon pens
Tombow USA: 1 pack of 10 dual brush pens
WOW! Embossing Powder: $25 gift certificate
Butterfly Reflections Ink: $25 gift certificate
Freckled Fawn: $20 gift certificate
Papercraft Magazines: One copy of each of the latest issues of four magazines
Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine: 1 year subscription


Be sure to leave comments by Friday, October 27th, 2017 at 11:59 PM EDT for a chance to win! 21 WINNERS will be chosen at random from the comments left on all of these blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog on October 28th, 2017.




Blog Hop Order

Altenew Scrapbook Blog
Sandy Allnock
Therese Calvird
Scrapbook & Cards Today
Ellen Hutson LLC
Kathy Racoosin
Yoonsun Hur
Create & Craft TV
Sandra Dietrich ---that's me---
Pretty Pink Posh
Kymona Tracey
Cardmaking & Papercraft
Terhi Koskinen
Agnieszka Malyszek
My Sweet Petunia
Tracey McNeely
Butterfly Reflections Ink
Emily Leiphart
Freckled Fawn
Nichol Spohr
Anna Komenda


Last But Not Least

I would like to end this post with a short walk-through video featuring today's accordion fold mini album. Thanks for watching :). Have a wonderful day, yours Sandra. Next stop on your hop is over at Pretty Pink Posh.






Kommentare

  1. What a wonderful creation!! Love the soft colors, beautiful stamps and execution! Thank you for sharing with us :)

    AntwortenLöschen
  2. Love the beautiful soft colors. I have always wanted to do some kind of album but the idea always seemed to daunting. The idea of a mini album is something I never thought of so thanks for the great idea.

    AntwortenLöschen
  3. Oh my goodness... what a beautiful gift this would make! I can't wait to watch the video! So so cool!

    AntwortenLöschen
  4. Wonderful album with so many elements! Thanks for the video!

    AntwortenLöschen
  5. This is so amazingly creative. Your designs for each page really flow together to create a beautiful story.

    AntwortenLöschen
  6. How pretty. Love the design and layout of all the pages. The tags and hidden messages are a great addition. Thanks for sharing.

    AntwortenLöschen
  7. WOW what a wonderful mini album, just layers and layers of goodness!

    AntwortenLöschen
  8. With stamps, why buy printed card stock. You did an amazing job.

    AntwortenLöschen
  9. This project left me speechless. LOVED ever bit of it. Thanks my crafty friend!

    AntwortenLöschen
  10. Thank you for the video at the end of the post. I was seeing so much goodness, I was losing how it all came together. Superb.

    AntwortenLöschen
  11. Very lovely album. Thank you so much for sharing.

    AntwortenLöschen
  12. Wow! What an amazing project! I love this crafting community and the fact that it can bring people together from all over the world. I have "met" some wonderful friends in places like Florida (USA) and even New Zealand!

    AntwortenLöschen
  13. Gorgeous album. What a beautiful project! What a gorgeous gift!

    AntwortenLöschen
  14. I am always amazed at the amount of work that goes into a mini album. Yours is beautiful!

    AntwortenLöschen
  15. what a fun and lovely mini album, Sandra - love the colors you chose!

    AntwortenLöschen
  16. I Love the blues and softness of your cards! They are so clean and Beautiful!

    AntwortenLöschen
  17. A stunning mini album, you certainly are very talented. Thank you for the inspiration.

    AntwortenLöschen
  18. Just stunning! What an amazing project! I love the crafting community and that it can bring people together from all over the world.

    AntwortenLöschen
  19. love this so much!

    AntwortenLöschen
  20. Your mini-album is awesome in design, color and content! It is a work of art with lots of little hidden surprises! LOVE it!

    AntwortenLöschen
  21. Wow, this is such a pretty and fun little album. I love the cut away windows. I'll have to try that.

    AntwortenLöschen
  22. Your accordion album is lovely! I haven't made one in years but I am certainly inspired by this beauty! Thank you!

    AntwortenLöschen
  23. What a wonderful little album! Thanks for sharing

    AntwortenLöschen
  24. What a lovely gift! Love all the details.

    AntwortenLöschen
  25. What a lovely gift! Love the details

    AntwortenLöschen
  26. Wow. You put so much effort into this and it shows. It is completely gorgeous and inspiring.

    AntwortenLöschen
  27. This is a beautiful, creative album! I love all the details you added to it to make it even more special!

    AntwortenLöschen
  28. Wow! These are just so beautiful! Thank you for the amazing inspiration!

    AntwortenLöschen
  29. Thats a beautiful fold accordian mini album. I love all the color schemes.

    AntwortenLöschen
  30. What a stunning mini album!! I love that you made it so interactive!!

    AntwortenLöschen
  31. Amazing project. So lovely. So many details

    AntwortenLöschen
  32. Amazing, each page is so intricate and beautiful!

    AntwortenLöschen
  33. So love the color theme you carried throughout the album. What a lot of work, with such a nice outcome.

    AntwortenLöschen
  34. I love how you used the color as a theme carried throughout the album. And such a lot of work for a beautiful outcome.

    AntwortenLöschen
  35. Such a light, bright, and beautiful mini album! I love all the details!

    AntwortenLöschen
  36. I love your color theme! A lot of work for such a nice outcome.

    AntwortenLöschen
  37. What an amazing project this is! Such pretty layers and subtle colors

    AntwortenLöschen
  38. OMG!!! Your creation are Spectacular!!!!!

    AntwortenLöschen
  39. Amazing mini album, love this idea!

    AntwortenLöschen
  40. This is extraordinary! Love Love Love. How creative and you've shared the details with us to recreate at home.. Very very sweet and beautiful

    AntwortenLöschen
  41. Oh my goodness c!! This is such an amazing mini-album !!!

    AntwortenLöschen
  42. Beautiful work! You are very talented.

    AntwortenLöschen
  43. Wow, wow wow, this an amazing project love the colours and the layout I love every single detail on it..

    AntwortenLöschen
  44. I have been wanting to create a mini accordion album for a while now and this post is the inspiration I needed to do it! It is stunning and I love all the interactive elements! TFS!

    AntwortenLöschen
  45. This is amazing! Each part is so creative and unique!

    AntwortenLöschen
  46. Love this! Each is so creative and unique!

    AntwortenLöschen
  47. Beautiful album. Very creative.

    AntwortenLöschen
  48. Beautiful mini journal, LOVE the soft blue colors and all the details like pockets, windows, confetti, sequins, oh so beautiful! I appreciate the video too, thanks so much for an awesome tutorial.

    AntwortenLöschen
  49. Your mini album is awesome! So many hidden surprises. Thanks for the inspiration.

    AntwortenLöschen
  50. I love the mini album. It's gorgeous!

    AntwortenLöschen
  51. Absolutely amazing, love the colors

    AntwortenLöschen
  52. amazing, love love love the colors

    AntwortenLöschen
  53. What a clever idea for a mini album. Love the colors you used on yours. Thank you for sharing.

    AntwortenLöschen
  54. Such a lot of work, you have made a beautiful altenew gift font someone. I

    AntwortenLöschen
  55. Wow...the mini album pages are gorgeous!

    AntwortenLöschen
  56. Oh wow, this is awesome! Love it!

    AntwortenLöschen
  57. Ooh my how amazing is that gorgeous mini album!! It is packed with lovely surprises!!

    AntwortenLöschen
  58. This is beautiful and a real work of love! I am really loving the colors and elements.

    AntwortenLöschen
  59. This is just beautiful!!! Love the soft colors.

    AntwortenLöschen
  60. I love what you made and the soft colors.

    AntwortenLöschen
  61. Oh my gosh! Your project is a masterpiece. So many parts fantastic

    AntwortenLöschen
  62. That is lovely- I'm a card maker and scrap booking overwhelmes me a little but I think this little accordion book is so sweet and doable.

    AntwortenLöschen
  63. Wow, this is so lovely, I absolutely adore the colours you went for!

    AntwortenLöschen
  64. Very nice! I love the color scheme and all the layers. Thanks for sharing!

    AntwortenLöschen
  65. Love this album, so pretty, love all the hidden pockets for treasures and memory photos, thank you for inspiring another project x

    AntwortenLöschen
  66. Really beautiful projects. Thanks for sharing.

    AntwortenLöschen
  67. Your project is beautiful! Thanks for inspiring me! Magic!

    AntwortenLöschen
  68. Oh, my goodness...I am overwhelmed at the extent of this project. So many lovely elements. Myfavorite is actually the simplest: the green leaf sprigs. The green with the blue background is just instant calm at a moment when I am in a rush to get to an appointment. I am leaving this page up on the computer so I can come back to see the video. Thank you so much. I am inspired (and a little bit in awe!).

    AntwortenLöschen
  69. Wow! This is so beautiful! Love your accordian album with all the layers of gorgeous blues and magical beauty!

    AntwortenLöschen
  70. wowza! Amazing project! Black on Blue really pops!

    AntwortenLöschen
  71. Oh Sandra, how beautiful and well thought out! What an awesome album! Well done!

    AntwortenLöschen
  72. Gorgeous mini album with lovely details.

    AntwortenLöschen
  73. awesome project and LOVE the soft colors you used:)

    AntwortenLöschen
  74. So very creative! Just lovely!

    AntwortenLöschen
  75. FABULOUS! There is nothing else to say that hasnt been said. I will be back to see it again! What a wonderful gift for a very lucky person!

    AntwortenLöschen
  76. I would never have thought to make the accordion book using that awesome blue color on all the pages. It is absolutely amazing - each page different yet related to the others in the coloring. So pretty.

    AntwortenLöschen
  77. Wow! Beautiful, lovely, adorable! Every page is spectacular!
    marlynrojas@gmail.com

    AntwortenLöschen
  78. woowzaaa stunning creations I adore your mini Album
    so great element on all the pages
    love love love your project
    hugs
    Monika

    AntwortenLöschen
  79. Absolutely gorgeous. I just spent about 20 minutes looking at your photos. There are so many wonderful details.

    AntwortenLöschen
  80. Love the soft, pretty hues!

    AntwortenLöschen
  81. Very inspiring projects. I like your style. TFS

    AntwortenLöschen
  82. Beautiful project, love the colors.

    AntwortenLöschen
  83. Beautiful project, love the colors.

    AntwortenLöschen
  84. Sandra, these are great projects. Love that mini album. You've just caught me up with it. Got to give this a try. Thanks for sharing it on this blog hop.

    AntwortenLöschen
  85. Wow! Love the soft, gorgeous colors.

    AntwortenLöschen
  86. Wow--great details on this pretty album.

    AntwortenLöschen
  87. That is just the cutest thing ever! I would love a tutorial on how you actually put the pieces together.

    AntwortenLöschen
  88. Love this mini album, there are so many great gift options and it is really pretty. Thanks for sharing

    AntwortenLöschen
  89. This is beautiful, thank you for sharing

    AntwortenLöschen
  90. This is really beautiful, thank you for sharing

    AntwortenLöschen
  91. So pretty! I love the different shaped window cut outs, the colors, & uniqueness your project!

    AntwortenLöschen
  92. Wow! Such an amazing project. Gorgeous details!

    AntwortenLöschen
  93. Oh my goodness!!!
    Awesome project and stunning colouring!!!

    AntwortenLöschen
  94. Love this absolutely gorgeous green and blue combo!

    AntwortenLöschen
  95. I think your projects are unique and beautiful - You've put a lot of work into them. I got some ideas I will be utilizing in some future projects - thanks.

    AntwortenLöschen
  96. So much detail on this album! Simply stunning!

    AntwortenLöschen
  97. Wow, wow, WOW! Stunning mini albumn!

    AntwortenLöschen
  98. Little mini albums are a weakness of mine and I LOVE yours. The colours you have chosen are so pretty and the little pockets and surprises tucked into each are so adorable! Thank you so much for sharing and inspiring! :)

    AntwortenLöschen
  99. I love the colors you used on these projects -- that blue is perfect!

    AntwortenLöschen
  100. Thanks for the video.
    It is an intricate project
    that is amazing.
    thanks for sharing.

    AntwortenLöschen
  101. Love this! what a beautiful piece!

    AntwortenLöschen
  102. Simply gorgeous!!! Love the colour scheme!!!

    AntwortenLöschen
  103. Absolutely amazing! I think the Follow Your Own Star page is my favorite, followed by the hummingbird!

    AntwortenLöschen
  104. Oh wow, this is a great mini-album. I'm so glad you made the video -- it shows even more how beautiful it is !
    Thank you for sharing your creativity !!!

    AntwortenLöschen
  105. I've never heard of mini-albums before. This is excellent! And this example is so expertly done. Excellent inspiration, thank you!

    AntwortenLöschen
  106. Wow!! You were a busy woman!! What a gorgeous little album! So much to look at and enjoy! This will be treasured for a long time!

    AntwortenLöschen
  107. So creative. Love the fold outs!

    AntwortenLöschen
  108. Thank you for granting my wish, by sharing a video of your project too! SO LOVELY!!!

    AntwortenLöschen
  109. This mini album is amazing. What an awesome gift. Danke!

    AntwortenLöschen
  110. Cara Feeney21 Oktober, 2017

    Very pretty. Thanks for the inspiration.

    AntwortenLöschen
  111. This a very cool project. Thank you for sharing.

    AntwortenLöschen
  112. I have never seen anything like this mini album. It is amazing! I would love a video tutorial on how to do this

    AntwortenLöschen
  113. Wow! So many beautiful and intricate details! Thanks for sharing.

    AntwortenLöschen
  114. Wow! So many beautiful details! Thanks so much for sharing

    AntwortenLöschen
  115. Beautiful mini album! So many gorgeous details inside, and I love the colors you used! Lovely creation!

    AntwortenLöschen
  116. WOW!! This is just beautiful. I LOVE the hummingbird! <3 I'm speechless!

    AntwortenLöschen
  117. What a truly amazing mini album! There is so many wonderful things to look at -- I will definitely be looking at this again. I love the colors and all the stamps you chose especially the gorgeous hummingbird! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

    AntwortenLöschen
  118. What a awsome album, like the way you can put on every side and page something nice. Thanks for al your time and effort to make and show this to us.

    AntwortenLöschen
  119. sharon clark says So beautiful.Thanks for sharing

    AntwortenLöschen
  120. Gorgeous album! SO many beautiful pieces and I love the color scheme you choose. Stunning job!

    AntwortenLöschen
  121. Like seeing different ways
    to use products!

    AntwortenLöschen
  122. Wow this is sooo beautiful! I love all the gorgeous details and the colours!

    AntwortenLöschen
  123. Nice to meet you, Sandra. Your mini album is a dream. And dreamy.

    AntwortenLöschen
  124. Such a cute mini album!!! I loved the color and different techniques you used!!!

    AntwortenLöschen
  125. What a sweet album! Love the cut outs.

    AntwortenLöschen
  126. Beautiful mini album...I like it very much ...will definitely give a try...Thanks for sharing...

    AntwortenLöschen
  127. Beautiful mini album! I love all the detail!

    AntwortenLöschen
  128. Beautiful! Love the pretty colors.

    AntwortenLöschen
  129. Wow, what a master piece. You are very creative.

    AntwortenLöschen
  130. What a cute mini album! What a fun idea.

    AntwortenLöschen
  131. What a spectacular project. So many beautiful elements. Thanks for sharing your fabulous inspiration.

    AntwortenLöschen
  132. I love the soft colour scheme you have used.

    AntwortenLöschen
  133. What a fantastic mini album! Great job.

    AntwortenLöschen
  134. Beautiful colors. Such elegant album.

    AntwortenLöschen
  135. Wow! These are so awesome! Love your fun and eclectic style!

    AntwortenLöschen
  136. What a beautiful idea for the mini album! The colors are just stunning and just pop! THank you for sharing!

    AntwortenLöschen
  137. This is wonderful!! So many neat elements and pages. I've seen a few that people have made and have always wanted to make one but the thought of it is also a little overwhelming for me. Maybe after seeing this and with your video I'll give it a try. Thanks for the inspiration!

    AntwortenLöschen
  138. Absolutely gorgeous, lovely colours and design.

    AntwortenLöschen
  139. Wow.... Wie wunderschön. Ich liebe diese Serie. Leider ist die hier ja nicht zu bekommen... Und das Porto :-(
    Auf jeden Fall wieder ein traumhaftes Stück Kunst von dir

    AntwortenLöschen

Vielen Dank für Deinen Kommentar. Thank you for your comment ♥.