Soak Up The Sun: Hello Summer Mini Album

Hello! Tegan here today and I am happy to be sharing my latest project with you.  I just love summer, so I was excited when I first saw the Soak Up the Sun collection! Not only is it perfect for mini albums, but cards and layouts as well! I used the fabulous white Carta Bella cardstock for the base of my mini album pages. The cardstock is sturdy and has a lovely texture so it was perfect for my album. I cut apart the 4×6 Journaling Cards patterned paper and thought the “Hello Summer” card might look fun embroidered with floss. Did it take a little extra time? Yes. Was it worth it? YES, very much so! I absolutely love it! I also stamped “Carnival and Fun Fair” onto a piece of cardstock I had die cut using a die from the Designer Dies Set #4.


Hubby and I actually love going to the county fair every summer! We love walking through the food vendors on warm and breezy evenings. And the games are fun too! I encourage everyone to visit your county’s fair this summer. They are so much fun and you will have fun capturing great pictures to document!

Before I even started my mini album, I used the Carnival Fun Die/Stamp Combo to make a handful of embellishments. I stamped a number of balloons and hot air balloons onto cardstock using different colors of coordinating inks. And then I cut them out using the coordinating die. So fun, yet very easy!

On this last spread, I used the cone base from the ice cream cone to die cut my very own page design. I love the depth that it adds. And it was super easy to make!

I first trimmed a piece of yellow polka dot patterned paper to 6″x6 1/2″. Using a ruler I drew a straight line in pencil about a third of the way up. Then I secured my cone shaped die in the very middle with washi tape and made a cut in the paper.

I die cut four more cone shapes to make a straight page design. I then erased the pencil markings.

I backed the cut outs with one sheet of teal and white striped paper using foam adhesive. I then outlined the triangles and page element with a thin black marker.

I then added a strip of adorable ice cream cone washi tape and layered some stickers onto my page. It’s as simple as that!


Soak Up the Sun:
3×4 Journaling Cards paper
Hot Air Balloons paper
Summer Icons paper
Ice Cream paper
Sprinkles paper
Chevron paper
Floral Bloom paper
Popsicles paper
4×6 Journaling Cards paper
Stripe paper
Border Strip paper
Sticker Sheet
Ice Cream Washi Tape
Ice Cream Scoop Die
Designer Die Set #4
Carnival Fun Die/Stamp Combo

Carta Bella white cardstock

foam adhesive
binder rings
embroidery floss