Bungalow Lane Mini Album | Jo Boland

Hi, it’s Jo here, back with another round of inspiration using the Paige Evans Bungalow Lane collection. It should be no surprise if you’re a regular here that I love making mini-books and albums. This is a mini album with a twine binding that I had seen in a YouTube video and was desperate to give it a go. When I saw the large heart charms and the papers for this collection I knew that they would be perfect for it!

I made the cover from cardboard pieces which I covered in smooth white cardstock first and then adhered patterned paper on top. The outside cover is the gorgeous Paper 14 and the inside is Paper 21.

The thread I used was actually jewellery thread I’d picked up to make some bracelets but hadn’t gotten around to using. It’s basically a thin nylon cord type thread, but really bakers twine or embroidery thread would work.

I wrapped the thread around the spine 16 times before tying it together on the outside of the spine and attaching a resin heart charm.

The inner pages are made from mainly 8″ x 5 3/4″ pieces of paper folded in half. Some are 8″x 8″ with the bottom 2 1/4″ folded up to create pockets before being folded in half. Others are 12″ x 6″ folded in half and the outer 2″ folded in to create vertical pockets, with the edges glued in place. Each page was then inserted under a wrap of the twine to create the album. So simple and yet I’d never thought of doing it like this before. I rounded the corners of the pages before inserting them, which made it easier to do and I also really like the look of it.

Example pages from the Bungalow Lane mini album

This page is made from another gorgeous paper, Paper 15. This was one of the fold up pocket pages made from a piece of 8 x 8″ patterned paper. I cut a wedge from the centre fold and just glued the outside edges to create the pockets. Inside one of the pockets is a journaling card from Paper 24.

I’ve used a couple of the metal bird paperclips, how cute are they?

For one of the pages I used a cut apart sheet which had 4 x 6″ cards on it, Paper 24. You’ll see some 4 x 6″ and 3 x 4″ cards that I cut from it used later too. I love the back of this page…

That quilt style paper is so pretty. I sewed a section of it in gold thread for a layout in my previous blog post.

Also in that previous blog post was a layout with fussy cut cups from Paper 6. I had a spare cut out which I used it on this page, raised on foam pads.

This page was made using Paper 18. I cut two pieces 12 x 5 3/5″, folded down the centre and folded the outer 2″ in to create the pockets. There’s another one of these later in the album.

This is another of the fold up pocket pages made with Paper 8. I added a couple of the 3 x 4″ cards from the cut apart paper into the pockets.

And here’s another made with Paper 4. These double sided papers from the collection are just gorgeous together. I love the effect of the vibrant colours and patterns when you fold them over to create the pockets. I’ve also popped another of the 4 x 6″ cut apart cards into the pocket.

Book Mark

I also made a book mark with a piece of cardboard covered in the same papers as the album cover. The tassel is from the Jen Hadfield collection Peaceful Heart.

Other papers from the collection used were, Paper 10 and Paper 17.

I absolutely love this album, the concept for the binding, as well as the beautiful papers from the collection. I’ll probably fill this mini album with photos and ephemera from a recent week away with the girls, if I can bare to cover the papers!

Thanks so much for stopping by. See you next month when I’ll be back sharing the foundation pages for my 2021 December Daily using the Crate Paper Busy Sidewalks collection.

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