Friday, January 31, 2014

How I Love You - Mini Album by Tonya Gibbs

Hi everyone! My husband and I will be celebrating our 24th wedding anniversary in a few weeks, and I wanted to create an album that shows how much I love him. 
I love the rich vibrant colors and smooth texture of the Canvas Corp basic papers and wanted to use them for my mini. 
On the cover - I dipped a heart shaped cookie cutter in white paint and stamped the heart pattern on clear book cover stock.   I used my Bind it all and a 1/2 inch ring to bind the book together. To camouflage the rings, I tied a loose loop bow and put it on the side of a Canvas Corp red canvas flower.

Here is a look at a few of my favorite pages from the mini.


To keep the book consistent with the theme, I printed all pictures in black and white. Most of the photos used in this book were taken from my Instagram library.   They are the perfect size for a mini album.

The Whimsical patterns from the Canvas Corp papers, make this mini fun, and romantic.   I cut a lot of Polaroid frames from solids to help break up the busy patterns from the papers. I encourage you to also use the solids to cut small accent pieces like this Tim Holtz Mini Vintage Camera die.

For a complete walk through of the album page by page, please watch this  YouTube video.

Thanks for stopping in today,

Tonya Gibbs

Supply List:

Canvas Corp Papers: Black & White Damask
Red & White Mini Dots Reversed
Count Down to Kisses
Red & White Big Stripes
Red & White Swirls
Lips & Stash

Canvas Corp Misc.
Chalk Stock Tags & Ties
Red Medium Clothes Pin
Red Canvas Flower
Mixed Media Glue

Tattered AngelsValentine Chips

Die Cuts with A View:
Black & White Rose

Sizzix - Tim Holtz Alterations
Movers and Shapers Vintage Camera Die
Movers and Shapers Mini Butterflies Die
Bigs Die Tiny Tags and Tabs

My Favorite Things StampsMini Doilee Dies

EK Succes
Scallop Punch
Zig Zag Chain Punch
Slim Edger Dotted Wave Punch

Martha Stewart
Butterfly Punch
Swirling Lace Around The Page Punch

Provo CraftCuttlebug Embossing Folder - Flourished Frame

We Are Memory KeepersEnvelope Punch Board
Rounded Corner Chomper

Grand Calibur Labels 4 die

Silhouette AmericaCameo
3 bracket File Folders by Lori Whitlock

Bind - It - All
Bind - It - All 1/2 Inch Rings      

Crocheted Red Flower
Heart Paper Clip
Rhinestones 16mm
Black Lace
White Lace
Grosgrain Black and White Stitch Ribbon
Black Seam Binding
Red/White Bakers Twine
White Acrylic Paint
Heart Shaped Cookie Cutter
Black Cardstock
Red Cardstock
White Cardstock
White Gel Pen
Black Gel Pen


  1. OMGoodness, Tonya!!! :-) Now I'm in love with your husband too! Hehehe ;) I love your story. How sweet! What a wonderful mini! I love all the little details! Adorable cookie cutter hearts! Wow! You rocked this mini!!!
    ~ Vanessa W


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