February 13, 2013

Made For Each Other - FREE kit + Hybrid Tutorial from The Lilypad

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!





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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.

Valentine Day mini

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!]

Valentine Day mini

I did most of my embellishing digitally, but I also printed out a few digital elements and cut them out with my Silhouette.

Valentine Day mini

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.

Valentine Day mini

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.

Valentine Day mini

The last step was to punch a 3/16" hole in the corner of the pages to bind them together with a ribbon.

Valentine Day mini

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).

Valentine Day mini
Word art from Sunshine, Blue Sky and Happy Days by Little Butterfly Wings

Valentine Day mini
Photo page: 3x4 Photo Templates by Designs by Lili

Valentine Day mini
Left page: 
Crazy for You papers by One Little Bird
Xoxo ephemera by Sahlin Studio

Valentine Day mini

Left page: 
Xoxo ephemera by Sahlin Studio
Right page:
3x4 Photo Templates by Designs by Lili
Dotted: Love Edition by Emily Merritt

Valentine Day mini

Left page: 
Crazy for You papers by One Little Bird
Xoxo ephemera by Sahlin Studio
Right page:
3x4 Photo Templates by Designs by Lili
I used the font included in the Made for Each Other collab to write the text on the arrow. The glitter hearts are added directly on the photo as an embellishment.



Valentine Day mini

Left page: 
Xoxo ephemera by Sahlin Studio
Right page:
3x4 Photo Templates by Designs by Lili


Valentine Day mini

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!

32 comments:

  1. wow, this is sooooo great! Thank you for the awesome inspiration!!!!!! I love journaling cards a ton, and I love seeing how others use them!!!!!

    Thanks again!!

    Candi

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  2. THANK YOU! Just bought some sweet cards with the 20% code! Can't wait to play!

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  3. love any excuse to shop at the LilyPad! Your little book will be a great granma brag book! Thank you for the kit also!

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  4. What a great project Cristina! LOVE it!

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  5. Christina that mini-album looks amazing!! Thanks for putting this together!

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  6. swooon... I always love Cristina's creations... and thanks for the freebie :)

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  7. Cristina that book looks amazing! Great idea, thanks for sharing!

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  8. I am having TROUBLE finding the collab at the Lily-Pad - getting a 404 error message that it can't be found. Help!

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  9. The kit is gorgeous but I am unable to download; the link to
    The Lilypad comes up as an error. Please advise. Thank you!!!

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  10. Think the collab has been removed I'm getting a 404 error? Great inspiration, it really is a beautiful project x

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  11. It was supposed to be available today so it should NOT have been removed.

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  12. We will email Lilypad now for an update

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  13. For anyone who has had trouble, you can still find the collab here:
    http://www.the-lilypad.com/store/product.php?productid=32252

    Anyone who would like to download the collab will have the opportunity. We promise!

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  14. Thanks very muck download ok for me!!!!

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  15. wOw thanks SO much, also the 20% was great, I just got a few more packs on the BYOC ...wonderful!!!!!!

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  16. Thank you!! This tutorial and book is amazing Cristina

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  17. não sei como fazer o dowload free

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  18. Thank you for the darling freebie kit and tutorial. I love your little album! I'm a bit late for giving one for Valentine's Day, but any day is good for giving something like that, don't you think? :)

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    1. Totally!! ;) I'm sure it will be much appreciated!

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  19. this is sweet! too sweet in fact! thanks.

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  20. Awesome freebie and project, thanks!

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  21. So cute. Love the ideas. Thank you.

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  22. A very generous and gorgeous freebie - thanks for sharing.

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  23. This is such a fun freebie ! Thank you.

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