Disney Descendants Minialbum for Doodlebug Design

I love to throw parties and every year I have a lot of fun planning the birthday party of my kids. Every year we decide a theme, and I work for weeks so as to have the food and decoration ready for that special day. Once the party is over I have more fun documenting everything in a mini album, and today I want to share with you the mini I made with photos of the birthday party number 8 of my little girl.

The theme of the party was the movie Disney Descendants, and I must confess I haven't used these photos until now (my girl is already 10 now) because I really have no idea about what collection would fit this very specific color scheme and theme. although, when the Design Team were challenged to use the new Petite Print collection I knew it was perfect for this project! 

I chose ruby, blue jean and beetle black dot-stripes paper for the pages and also orchid floral-graph paper for the inner cover, because these were the colors of the movie. I also used this super fancy cardsotck with velvet details I have been hoarding for more than a year.

I went for a simple thread binding, used some washi tape to join the covers and spine of the mini and with the help of eyelets and gold metallic thread I  put the pages together with it.
Just to keep the fancy mood, I cut the logo of the movie with my Silhouette Cameo in gold cardstock and put it on the cover.

In this mini I combined pages of different sizes, some of them are vellum. Also, I chose few diecuts from the Chit Chat package of Hello collection that fit with the color scheme and birthday theme.
Since I didn't have specific embellishment, I cut few hearts of different sizes and also used some hearts shape sprinkles of Hello collection, this way I have a common element throughout the whole mini and keep it cohesive. 

I cut a circle window on a vellum page in order to show the photo that was behind it, I love the effect! I made it even more eye catching by writing "8 years" with the help of Love Letters cardstock alpha, I think this typography goes perfectly with the theme of the mini!

For me, the purpose of minialbums is to tell a story and to give as much details as possible. When I work in a birthday mini album, I always document main elements, such as the food we ate, the people that shared our happiness, and of course plenty of photos of the birthday girl! I used vellum and my typewriter for journal about all these things.

I love mini albums with lots of pages of different size, in the central part here I put a big page cut in two, and cut circle windows showing pics beneath them, love the different level effect.

I love how simple but yet special this mini is, and I love that it documents a happy day in the life of my girl.

I hope you like this idea and find my tips and trick useful. Neutral collections like Petite Prints are a great idea when you try to document something so specific like this event, and of course there is no thematic collection available.

Have a lovely day!

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