Colour INKspiration Blog Hop – CI18 – Memories & More Pizza Box Mini Album

This week’s colours have made a beautiful Mini Album in a Mini Pizza Box!

Colour INKspiration Challenge

Welcome to Colour INKspiration Challenge number 18. This week we have a fabulous colour palette to work with courtesy of the amazingly talented Bronwyn Eastley. Bronwn is the founder of Colour Inkspiration and numerous other amazing sites and challenge groups!

Colour INKspiration 18

The Challenge colours are: Powder Pink, Basic Gray, Sahara Sand, Sweet Sugarplum and add a green of your choice if you want to.

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The crew is kicking off with a Blog Hop this evening –  so welcome – you’re at Jackie Noble aka CreativeJax 

Those that know me well, know that pink is not usually my go-to colour but I did have fun with this colour combo. I’ve been working with the Memories & More card packs and some of this weeks challenge’s colours feature in those packs. So I decided to use them to make an envelope mini album. 

It’s inside the mini pizza box!

I first made a mini album from envelopes with Kristine McNickle several years ago and have made different versions over the intervening years. Fellow Kiwi demo Delys Cram recently posted her version which was in one of the cute wee Mini Pizza boxes.  Delys’ project got me keen to have another go myself.

As the name implies – these mini albums are made by joining several envelopes together. To fit in the pizza box I’ve used the 3×3″ mini envelopes which I was very pleased to see return in this catalogue – I missed them! There are several great tutorials online – just google envelope mini album and you’ll find several versions!

The Sweet Sugarplum coloured elements on the outside of the box are from the Petal Garden Memories & More Card pack. The Sahara Sand element is from the Perfect Days Pack. It’s great how you can mix and match components from different packs!

I’ve matted the trimmed card onto Basic Gray – a layout I carried throughout the album. There is a Basic Gray stitched Satin Ribbon along with a hint of Powder Pink in the Finely Woven Ribbon in among the layers.

Here’s a peek inside.

… and with the lid open!

There’s a little ribbon tab to lift the mini album open – I used the Sweet Sugarplum stripped grosgrain ribbon for this. That striped ribbon is also the ribbon that is wrapped around the outside of the box.

It’s a bit hard to photograph the album to show the folding effect but here’s a collage to give you an idea.

Some of the envelopes had open pockets which have cards inside.

I made the tabs to pull out the journaling cards with the Everyday Label Punch

All the cards on top of the Basic Gray mats and on the pull out cards are made using cards from the Memories & More Card Packs. Mostly from the Petal Garden pack but a couple from the Perfect Days pack.

Below is the opened out front and back. The mini album itself doesn’t come out of the box as the bottom envelope is adhered to the inside base.

You can see in the photo above that on the reverse side I have matted the envelopes with Basic Gray cardstock. Additional photos can be placed on these panels.

Here’s a final collage showing some elements I haven’t already mentioned.

The top two show the front of the box in closer detail. You can see how I’ve trimmed some elements from the Memories & More cards to create the layers. I’ve also added a Sweet Sugarplum embellishment – one of the In-Color Glitter Acrylic Shapes.

I also use one of these on the top panel inside the box. All the layers of the label are made using the Everyday Label Punch – just different widths of cardstock. The Sweet Sugarplum cardstock of embossed with the Garden Trellis Textured Embossing Folder. I’ve also used that folder to stamp the pattern in Sahara Sand on the outside of the box. I did this while the box was still flat! 

Keep on hopping along to see many more gorgeous projects from the Crew using these great colours. Next up is the talented Rose Packer. Check out her fabulous card!

Rose Packer

Thanks for taking part in our blog hop, there are so many amazing ideas and inspiration you don’t want to miss. Remember that currently, you are at my blog Jackie Noble | creativeJax



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  1. Omg, Jackie! Such a super fun project. I love everything about it! An absolutely adorable and beautifully decorated mini album. Very creative! Tempted to get the envelopes and pizza boxes on my next order so I can try something fabulous like this. Spectacular!

  2. Just beautiful, Jackie! I love your mini album in a mini pizza box. D xox

  3. Wow, what an amazing project. All the little details are gorgeous. This is a great gift idea. I love this project in these colours.

    • pme203 on October 1, 2017 at 3:41 pm

    Absolutely divine, Jackie. I so need to try one of these. I love the little ribbon tied around the pizza box, such a lovely finish to your gorgeous project. x

    • Lou on October 1, 2017 at 2:23 pm

    Oh Jackie! That is just the sweetest project. I love all of the little design details you’ve added. Superb!

  4. Oh wow! Jackie, this project is AMAZING.

    • janclothier on September 30, 2017 at 1:28 pm

    Great idea Jackie. Really pretty and such a useful project idea.

    • Nikki Spencer on September 29, 2017 at 1:52 am

    This is just a bit cute and clever Jackie. Love the concept! Xx

  5. I totally love this Jackie – what a great idea! Kelly x

    • Rachel Palmieri on September 27, 2017 at 10:56 pm

    Amazing project Jackie

  6. Oooh Jackie that’s super amazing. What a fabulous project. I’m also so glad they brought back the mini envelopes too. I think I may have to try this! Thanks for the inspiration

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