We’re excited to bring you a FREE collab kit from The Lilypad!
Made For Each Other is the perfect kit for celebrating those you love. So, as our Valentine’s gift to you, head over to TLP [the lily pad] and download! While you’re there, you can take 20% off of the February BYOC with coupon code: MFEO, good through February 18th. This entire collection coordinates with the free collab, so you can easily put together an album or hybrid gift.
We also want to inspire you with a great tutorial, so keep reading and see the beautiful project that Cristina made with the kit!
Hi everyone! This is Cristina from the creative team at The Lilypad, and I want to show you how fun and easy it is to put together a hybrid mini album by printing out the awesome digital products from The Lilypad.
For this mini album, I used the gorgeous kit Made for Each Other by The Lilypad designers, in addition to some products from the February BYOC. Each month, the designers at The Lilypad release products with the same color scheme, so that they all match and you can build your own collab (BYOC).
I designed my mini album in Photoshop. I decided to make an album with pages of 3″x4″ in size, because I wanted something small and simple to put together. I designed 8 filler cards and 4 cards with photos – that gives me a total of 12 sides that result in 6 front and back pages. Here’s how everything looked after printing, before I cut everything out. [ordering pre-designed 3x4 journaling cards from Persnickety Prints + archival photographic photos would be excellent as well!]
I did most of my embellishing digitally, but I also printed out a few digital elements and cut them out with my Silhouette.
After trimming all the cards with a pair of scissors, I spread out all the cards and decided in which order I wanted to put my pages together.
I used liquid glue to adhere the backs of the cards together, and adhered the digital cut out elements with a glue pen or with foam dots for added dimension.
The last step was to punch a 3/16″ hole in the corner of the pages to bind them together with a ribbon.
It really couldn’t be easier to put this album together! Having all the pages of the same size makes it simple to put the album together, but you can still have fun adding the embellishments so that they stick out from the album – I love to see little bits peeking out from the side of an album. And here’s what my album looks like (everything is from the Made for Each Other collab except otherwise noted).
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! I would love to see what you create with this pretty kit, so post your projects in the gallery at The Lilypad!