Thursday, March 10, 2016

Mini album using Wild Orchid Crafts & Nitwit Collections!

Hello! Today I'm sharing a very sweet 6x5 mini album with you!

Throughout this album, I've used lot of Wild Orchid Crafts products. I have listed them below!

For the paper collection, I'm using OOh La La Paper Collection & Elements
from Nitwit Collections! There is a coupon code listed below!

If you've never made an album before, I have a full Mini Album Tutorial Series
on my YouTube Channel, that you can follow along. This album I'm sharing
today is different in size, therefore I've listed the measurements below to make
an album just like this one. Just follow my tutorial, but use these sizes! Or just
make a mini album in a 5x7 like I show in my tutorial!

In this album, I have 5 pages made from cardstock in an 'envelope' style. 
Every page has a side pocket with a bracket-tabbed pull-out mat for more photos!

I've made an accordion-style mini to go on one of the pages, which
then allows me to add up to seven more photos, just on one page!

I've used lots of elements from the paper collection. 
There are tickets, postage stamps, butterflies, etc.

I've added a heart pocket.

Thanks for stopping by! Please check out my YouTube Channel for a flip through of this album, along with a full start to finish on the embellishment of this album!

Please show some love for Wild Orchid Crafts and Nitwit Collections!
They both have beautiful products, which compliment each other very well!
Thanks for stopping by...hope you've enjoyed! Corene

Album Measurements:
Album will be: 5" x 6"
Chipboard Covers: (2) 6 1/4" x  5 1/2"
Spine: 6 1/4" x 2 3/8"
Hinge: 7" x 5 5/8"  score: 1/2", 1", 1 1/2", 2", 2 1/2", 3", 3 1/2", 4", 4 1/2", 5", 5 1/2", 6", 6 1/2"
This is using Kathy Orta's Hidden Hinge system...minus the flaps on either end.
Tyvek: 6 1/4" x 4"
Cover Paper for Album: (2) 11" x 7 1/4". Overlap them by 1/2". Then after gluing chipboard & spine, you will have left over on either side. Cut them down, leaving 1/2" on either side to wrap around your chipboard.
Inside Cover paper: (2) 6 3/4" x 6 1/8"
Inside 'envelope-style' pockets: (5) 7 1/4" x 5" score (on the 7 1/4" side) 5/8" flip & score again 5/8"
Back piece for 'envelope' pocket: (5) 5 7/8" x 4 7/8"
Mat's for side pockets: 5 7/8" x 4 3/4". In Silhouette Studio: 5.875 W x 4.75 H

Paper Collection used: Ohh La La from Nitwit Collections
Coupon: COUPON CODE for Nitwit Collections: corenescreations0316 good thru March 25, 2016. Use your code when checking out. Enter code in "Maintenance Coupon" area & receive 20% off!!

Products used from Wild Orchid Crafts:
Vintage Seam Binding Ribbon-Pink Tulip: MKX-482
Ivory Open Roses: MKX-014
Diamond Circles: GST-173
Mixed Pink Self Adhesive Pearls: MKX-315
White Organza Rose Trimming Small: MKX-462
White Kniting Lace W/Baby Pink Edging: MKX-414
Flat Back Ivory Pearl String: MKX-615
Mixed Color Pearl Brads: MKX-272
Mixed Colour Flat Back Pearls In A Diamond Circle: MKX-657
Glass Dome Cabochons: GST-162
Antique Silver Flower Embellishment: MKX-396
White Sweetheart Blossom: MKX-336
Pale Pink Centre Sweetheart Blossom: MKX-297
Green/Baby Pink Rose Leaves: MKX-248
Ivory Heart Shape Flat Back Embellishments: GST-027
Flat Back White Pearl String: MKX-613
White Box Pleated Ribbon Lace: MKX-210
Pink Mist Open Roses: MKX-028
Rhinestone Flowers w/Diamond Centre: GST-168
Mixed Color Rhinestone Embellishments: GST-094
Antique Bronze Embellishment: MKX-389
Pale Pink Gardenias: MKX-082
White Pearl Flower Trim: MKX-617
Deep Ivory Hip Rosebuds: GST-021
Wild Orchid CraftsNitwit Collections


  1. Hi Corene, I purchased this paper collection and several more after seeing your video. I let them know you where my inspiration. I also placed my first order with Wild Orchid Crafts this week. Their prices are less than if I could purchases them locally and their postal is unbelievable. I paid $5.10 here to Canada. That is less than what I pay from the US. Thanks so very much andI look forward to all your videos.

    1. Hi Fay! Thank you so much, I'm so excited to hear that! Thanks for mentioning my name! I love Wild Orchid Craft flowers so much & I agree, their prices are great! They really do go far too! Thanks for stopping by & taking the time to comment. Happy Easter!

  2. Corene this is a lovely album, well ALL your albums are lovely. You have inspired me to try one. I noticed from watching earlier videos that you used the "stack the deck" and are now using Kathy Orta's hinge for this album is there a reason you switched?? I will be ordering from Nitwit soon and was pleased to hear Fay (above comment) mention the shipping from WO, so they will be on my order list as well. Love your video's keep 'em coming.

    1. Hi Deb! Thanks so much, I'm glad you're liking my albums :)'re absolutely right, I've used Laura Dennison's Stack the Deck for a long time, because I knew it easily, and I did not like the "wings" on Kathy Orta's hinge system. The reason I changed, is I never seem to make the same sized album. Every time I make one, I make a different size than the one before, and I was always having to stop & figure out the measurements for the hinge, so I decided to combine Laura's with Kathy's & I'm so happy with it now. I just don't add the "wings", and I never have to figure it out. It's 1/2", 1/2", then the size of your gusset, 1/2", 1/2", it makes it quicker for me, and I'm much happier now. Hope this helps. Have fun with your album. I get such a great feeling when I finish an album :) Thanks so much for stopping by!

    2. Thanks for answering my question, that actually sounds like a lot less math thanks for sharing I'm going to try it keep your fingers crossed for me