Introducing 3D Vignette Mini-Albums

3D Vignettes were introduced almost 2 years ago and along the journey, our readers have begged us not to abandon the concept but to keep adding on. As always, your wish is our command! Introducing 3D Vignette Mini-Albums. When the first 3D Vignettes came out, we fashioned them into mini albums using the familiar side piece and slots but now we've made it permanent with a Universal Hinge. Plus we've added a whole collection of dies you can use inside the mini-album including two new shaped card profiles and a new Cinch and Go Cottage Bloom Flower that can be used as a dimensional flower or a flat flower inside the mini-album. Stay tuned as you see a mini-album from each Creative Team Member and card that highlights one of the dies used in the mini-album.

About 3D-Vignette Mini Albums

When the response to the first 3D Vignette cards turned into mini albums blog hop brought such a positive response, readers asked for more. Becca designed an easy to fold Universal Hinge that makes it easy to convert your 3D Vignette cards into Mini Albums. Staying true to her mix and match budget sensibility, of course, all of the elements of this new collection can be used to make flat cards, can be used with original 3D Vignette designs, and older 3D Vignette dies can be refreshed and used with the mini-albums.

Best of all, if you have ever been too overwhelmed to create a mini-album or a scrapbook page, take heart. Since your choices are mix and match, we've taken all of the guess work out. The small format is card-sized which makes it do-able for those of you accustomed to working on a small card size project. We've made albums that are tiny up to 6 x 6" and 8 x 8. Here is a pic collage of mine;

My Projects for today;
First of all, Wow what an honor and Im beyond thrilled to be joining Becca Feeken's incredible Amazing Paper Grace Creative Team! I've always been a huge fan of hers and so to be joking her team is a dream come true! Thank you for this great opportunity!

Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace Dies used;

S5-408 Grand Vaulted Cabinet
S4-1029 Grateful Thankful Blessed 3D Layering
S5-409 Universal Accordion Fold Spine
S4-1025 Sweet Cottage Flowers

I've made a general "Grateful, Thankful, Blessed" themed Mini-Album. This was my very first album ever and it was so easy to do because with these gorgeous Amazing Paper Grace dies that basically guide you.

I've added special decorative pockets for tucking special little notes, photos or gift cards.

My 3D Vignette mini-album opened to show accordion side holding the decorated pages.

This pocket was created with the decorative square die from the S4-1032 3D Interactive Pivot Banner die set.

I just love the various pocket sizes that can be achieved with the gorgeous S4-1033 Woven Trellis Corners and Border dies.

Here Ive die-cut 4 of the smaller Trellis pockets and adhered in a circle for this gorgeous Lacey look. This is a fun area to tuck in mini notes into the album. The opposite side is also a pocket created with the S3-383 Doily Border die. I love how this die mirrors the gorgeous S5-406 Doily Round die.

The Flower Window die that comes with the S4-1029 Grateful Thankful Blessed 3D Layering die set is so beautifully detailed. These cuts can be done directly into the grand arch for a different look or multi-layered for 3d effects like Ive done here with textured glittered papers (Gray, White and Blue), for added dimension. Pearls added to continue the same look throughout.

I've repeated the same floral window design on the next album page, but changed out the papers (from Vellum to textured glittered gray and white cardstock) The decorative corner is on opposite side too.

Here is the back of the mini-album to showing S4-1031 Decorative Edges and Spines design that's truly a stunning finishing touch to the album. A ribbon could also be ran through this lovely spine as an option too! Ive continued the look with a line of pearls added on to the backside. This also helped to cover-up and strengthen the back spine fold.

My second project is a card that also uses some of the same Amazing Paper Grace Dies as with my mini-album to show the awesome versatility.

The Thankful sentiment was trimmed off from the S4-1029 Grateful Thankful Blessed 3D Layering Etched Dies, then adhered and multi-layered for dimension.

Using the same S4-1025 Sweet Cottage Flowers set, I created another similar flower for the card. Flower cuts are multi-layered with heavy cardstock and vellum.

Ive used the same S5-408 Grand Vaulted Cabinet dies, just like I did with the mini-album to overlay over the doily cuts. The smallest die from this Grand Cabinet set was also used to create the lovely accent pieces on the top edge.

The delicate lace element behind the Grand arch was created with the S5-406 Doily Round. The cuts are multi-layered and adhered behind the arch for added interest. Loved having a play with these fabulous dies to achieve new looks!

My patterned die-cut background was created by drawing a grid on the panel then die-cutting each section with the pretty decorative square accent die from the S4-1032 Interactive Pivot Banner Etched die set.


These dies are available right now on the Spellbinders website HERE

In the meantime, be sure you leave a comment on this post and on the post of every Creative Team Member for a chance to win an Amazing Paper Grace Die from any previous collection from Becca's Die of the Month offerings.

There are three dies that are being given away. One name will be randomly picked from comments left on the combination of our 7 blogs on the Introducing 3D Vignettes Mini-Albums post between January 22 and January 27, 2020, at midnight US Central Time. We encourage all of our international friends to participate! The randomly selected names will be announced on the Amazing Paper Grace Blog on January 28th. (All giveaways for this hop are managed by and the responsibility of Amazing Paper Grace).

Up for grabs is an Amazing Paper Grace die of your choice Becca's Die of the Month. These dies are typically only available to club members however you can win your choice of any die that has not already sold out.

There will be a total of three dies and a winner can win once among all the blogs. If your name is selected, simply claim it within 2 weeks of the announcement by sending your address through the form under the Contact Tab on the Amazing Paper Grace Blog. There won’t be a reply back but if you leave your choice, the dies will be sent out in our next batch. The dies will be mailed out from Amazing Paper Grace. (Please note: Please be patient, allow 6 to 8 weeks for the delivery of prize winnings.)

Click on the links to each member to be inspired across a broad range of talent:

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(Me) Visiting America -
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Visit our January Designer of the Month - Gloria Stengel

Thanks so much for joining us for the 3D Vignettes Mini-Album Hop. Can you see yourself making a gift card mini-album with four pockets and a gift card in each pocket? Do you have an idea for your next mini-album? Share in the comments or let us know which dies have found a way into your heart!

I'd like to also enter this mini-album matching card into the following FUN challenges;
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday - New Goodies (New Dies)
Little Red Wagon - Something Connected to Books (My mini-album)
Paper Shelter - Shades of Blue
Sisterhood of Crafters - Newly Acquired Stash (New Dies)
Arty Divas - Anything Goes
Everybody-Art-Challenge - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown -Layered Die Cuts
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft - Anything Goes
Die Cut Divas - New Things (New Dies)
Happy Craft Challenge - Anything Goes
Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes with Dies
Mini Album Makers Challenge - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes
Tales From The Craft Room - Something New (New Dies)


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  1. Lovely, lovely, lovely!
    Thanks for sharing.

  2. Your album is so beautiful in the blue!

  3. Super fantastic. I don't use blue all that much but this is lovely.

  4. Beautiful mini album and very nice card!

  5. QUITE BEAUTIFUL in the blues & silver!!!! ;) <3

  6. Your album is stunning. Love the blue/silver combination.

  7. Love the blue all your pager are gorgeous well done.

  8. I really like the lacey look of this mini album. The silver and blue look great together.

  9. This gorgeous and elegant album would make a great wedding keepsake or anniversary gift. The colors are so elegant

  10. So elegant. Love your projects.

  11. I love all shades of blue so this album caught my eye right away. I really love the flower dies and the way you layered so many beautiful elements on your pages.

  12. ohhhh blues are so pretty. How beautiful these dies are. Just makes card crafting a beautiful thing! Laura

  13. WOW so beautifully you have used the gorgeous dies and love how you added pearls to the delicate blues
    Dr Sonia

  14. Such a beautiful mini album! Gorgeous details and embellishments on your project!

  15. Oh my, what a glorious and amazing album, America! The blues give it such a tranquil feeling. Beautifully done! xx

  16. stunning and my favourite colour too

  17. This is awesome inspirational plus.
    Many thanks Annamieke

  18. Your album is simply beautiful and so elegant! Beautiful matching card! Great idea to trim the word Thankful from the die for the sentiment. Well done! tfs Hugs, Christine

  19. I can clearly see why Becca invited you to her team, America, your work is beautiful. The album, as a whole, is gorgeous and you have many creative uses of the dies. I love every page! Blessings, Sandy

  20. Your album and cards are amazing. Worth every penny you spend wink wink

  21. So beautiful in blue and white and I like the sparkle.

  22. Fantastic mini-album! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon this week.

  23. Fabulous! This is a truly beautiful project. The details are amazing. Thank you for joining the Sisterhood challenge. We hope to see you back soon.

  24. Much praise here , you should be proud . To me this project is exquisite , it's delicate , it's intricate . Great way to showcase all the dies .
    Thank you for sharing and joining in the anything goes challenge from TTCRD .
    Good luck with your entry and hope we see you here again soon .
    Shirley-Anne DT

  25. I actually saw your beautiful card in a gallery and wanted to come by and tell you how wonderful it is, but WOW! I never would have pictured this! Gorgeous makes with these dies!

  26. Nice creation. I like it. Thanks for joining us at EAC.

  27. So very intricate and elegant! It looks like a labor of love! Thanks so much for sharing it with the Sisterhood of Crafters "newly acquired stash" challenge this week!

  28. Oh wow this is just amazing. I love it. Thank you for joining us at Not Just Cards Challenge Blog January Anything Goes Challenge. Hugs Jackie DT

  29. Hi America! WOW this is GORGEOUS and AMAZING! Becca is SO CREATIVE (I was lucky enough to meet her in person several years ago at a convention in Akron ... such a sweetheart!) Love everything about this project ... WELL DONE!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

  30. Wow! You've made a beautiful and elegant piece of art. What intricate detail! Simply beautiful. Thank you for sharing this at Tuesday Throwdown's Layered Die Cut Challenge.

  31. WOW, Lovely project, I am very glad you entered this week at Tuesday Throwdown. I hope you had fun!!! See you back very soon to play in another fun challenge.


    Tuesday Throwdown DT

  32. Oh my! your album and card are just so beautifully amazing, I am in love! Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Arty Divas this week. Looking forward to seeing you again next challenge.

    Hugs, Zowie xx

    Arty Divas DT

    Crafts from the Fairy Den {My Blog}

  33. This is absolutely amazing! So many great details and loving the pretty shades of blue with the white.
    Thanks so much for joining in at my Crafty Wednesday challenge this month!
    Ellibelle's Corner

    1. Thank you so much for your sweet comments that mean a lot. :)

  34. So intricate and beautiful. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas for our January challenge.

    1. Thank you so much for your kind comments that mean a lot. :)

  35. Super Cute, Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Creations Challenge. Marlene DT

  36. Gorgeous!
    Thank you for joining Creative Moments!
    Hugs from Africa!

    1. Thank you so much for your nice comment that mean a lot. :)

  37. Do you use a heavier cardstock for the mini album? I might have to try one! Lovely album!

    1. Hi & thanks for your comment/question. For this album I also used a set of file folders I no longer needed. (File folders are easy to get and are usually of a heavier weight than normal CS). The heavier weight is definitely better for the mini albums as it makes them sturdier.

  38. Holy smokes is that a beautiful album! You are truly amazin. Thank you for joining us at HLS challenge!

  39. Beautiful! I love the blue and silver combination!

  40. I'm thrilled about your introduction to 3D Vignette Mini-Albums, a great addition to the crafting world! For crafters diving into this exciting project, don't forget to explore "$35-off" for a convenient way to get your crafting essentials. Thanks for sharing this creative inspiration!


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