Guest Designer & Giveaway: The Making of a Ribbon Embellished Mini Album

April 15 2016. Posted in , , / With 51 Comments - Join the Conversation

I have been so excited to welcome this very special guest to the Ribbon Resource Blog!  Please help me welcome Lilavadi!  She will be doing a series of posts with us, so we hope you enjoy her work as much as we do. 

Here is a little about her:


Hello! My name is Savinova Alyona, also known as Lilavadi. I was born in Siberia but now I live in Saint-Petersburg. Scrapbooking is my passion for more than six years. I have been married for five years and I love my husband very much. We have three adopted cats and do our best to help homeless animals. Besides scrapbooking my second passion is baking. Well, I am so excited and honored to be a part of wonderful May Arts guest design team!


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Now for some ribbony inspiration:

Hi! Today I am sharing a sweet mini album in romantic style with lots of May Arts Ribbon.

The Making of a Ribbon Embellished Mini Album

While making this album I was inspired by spring with its beautiful colors and bird songs and my feelings of love in the air ) It has a 5×7 inch format which is very useful and not too big. 

The Making of a Ribbon Embellished Mini Album

For this album I used very stylish paper with prints so it was not necessary to decorate it too much. Therefore the only embellishments I used were wonderful ribbons, laces, chipboard and die-cuts.


Ribbon Used: 


Other Supplies Used:

  • Garden Fable collection from Prima marketing (paper, chipboard and die-cuts)
  • Sizzix Die – Tags


Some tricks I used for decoration with ribbons:

The Making of a Ribbon Embellished Mini Album

The Making of a Ribbon Embellished Mini Album

  • To make a silk fringe from a ribbon fold the ribbon in half then glue on one side and make cuts on another.


The Making of a Ribbon Embellished Mini Album

The Making of a Ribbon Embellished Mini Album

  • Tie the ribbon around your page and stick it just in top and bottom. After that you can use a space between ribbon and a page as a kind of pocket to keep notes or small photos.


The Making of a Ribbon Embellished Mini Album

The Making of a Ribbon Embellished Mini Album

  • You can decorate tags with ribbons.


The Making of a Ribbon Embellished Mini Album

The Making of a Ribbon Embellished Mini Album

  • Bow from the ribbon can be used not only as decoration but also to prevent a folding pocket from opening. 


The Making of a Ribbon Embellished Mini Album

The Making of a Ribbon Embellished Mini Album

The Making of a Ribbon Embellished Mini Album

The Making of a Ribbon Embellished Mini Album

  • You always can make a small bow from a ribbon.

Thanks so much for joining me today.  I hope you’ve found a little inspiration. 

The Making of a Ribbon Embellished Mini Album


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  1.' Linda says:

    Absolutely beautiful work! It has a Victorian/romantic quality.

  2.' Lorrayne says:

    I would love to see some bible journals in notebooks. I have seen a big movement into bibles but I would like to see someone designing in notebooks like this great one above but with bible verses.

  3.' Tracy Moloney says:

    BEAUTIFUL album Lilavadi!!!
    LOVE your colours, dimension and textures, the frayed edges look fabulous too!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing 🙂

  4.' Anastasia Redko says:

    Beautiful mini album! Love the spring colors

  5. WAUW some truly amazing things here. I love that album, it´s soooo gorgeous.
    I´m just a ribbon addict and love all kinds of gorgeous ribbons and use it on almost anything I create, just wished it wasn´t soo darned expensive to have it mailed here.

  6.' Jean Keefe says:

    Lovely! Thanks for sharing.

  7.' Diane Davis says:


  8.' Lorna Sampson says:

    Lovely mini album! Thanks for sharing!

  9.' barb macaskill says:

    What a lovely mini album!! Thanks for all the great ribbon tips!! I love using Ribbon Resource ribbons when creating because they are all so pretty!! TFS!

  10.' Amy C. says:

    Beautiful and feminine projects! Thanks for sharing!

  11.' Judy B says:

    What a lovely little album! I really like the different ways you used all that beautiful ribbon. Thanks for sharing with us.

  12.' Denise Bryant says:

    Beautiful album with lovely details!

  13.' Evelyn Valencia says:

    Love the colors and how you incorporated the ribbon. Very beautiful

  14.' Velvet says:

    What a sweet album. Love how she used the wide ribbon, especially.

  15.' Karen Lai says:

    The album is SO pretty! The ribbons tips were so useful! I gotta try it.

  16.' Mary Holshouser says:

    Welcome Lilavadi. Glad to have you as a guest designer.
    Your album pages are beautiful. Love how you incorporated
    so many ribbons into the pages.
    thanks for sharing.

  17.' Yumi says:

    Alyona, this is a tender sweet album of yours! Love these interesting decoration ideas. Thanks!

  18.' Tatiana says:

    Beautiful and so elegant album!

  19.' Yulya Utkina says:

    Алена!! Поздравляю!!! Альбом просто прелесть!!

  20.' Karien van der Westhuizen says:


  21.' LC says:

    Wonderful mini album! I love the beautiful pastel color palette and all the lovely patterned papers. But of course the ribbons are the star of the show. They are such a fancy and special addition!

  22.' Sandy says:

    Love the way you used ribbon to enhance the beautiful paper!

  23.' Susie Risk says:

    A beautiful mini album. I like the way the ribbon the the pretty paper go together.

  24.' Chrissy says:

    Beautiful and soft! So glad to have you working with us for a bit!

  25.' Scrappin' Diva - Cindy B says:

    Lovely piece of work. Great texture and visual interest.

  26.' Lucy E. says:

    This is such a lovely album! Thanks for all of the tips on ways to use ribbon in an album. The fringe looks so fun!

  27.' Tiffany says:

    Beautiful! Love the frayed ribbon edge! I’ll have to use that soon!

  28.' Sue D says:

    Beautiful album and I like how the ribbons were used.

  29.' Gilda (McStamper) says:

    What a beautiful project.

  30.' Carla Hundley says:

    Gorgeous book and
    wonderful ways to
    use the ribbons in it.
    Carla from Utah

  31.' karenladd says:

    I love the variety of ribbon that you carry…from wide satin, to twine, to crocheted trim! Beautiful projects by your DT as always!

  32.' ava gavloski says:

    great presentation of the lovely ribbons, very creative

  33.' Renee says:

    Lovely album, beautiful ribbons and Prima paper, a recipe for success!

  34.' Ekaterina says:

    Alena, the album incomparable. Very beautiful and delicate!

  35. Such a beautiful shabby chic album with loving touches throughout! Love the colors of the ribbons especially

  36.' Becca Yahrling says:

    I love how soft & feminine your book is. And thank you for all the tips on ways to use our pretty ribbons.

  37.' Michele (by belle) says:

    Happy to have you with us for some guest appearances! This is a lovely mini!!

  38.' F Bond says:

    What is fantastic about the album is not only the ribbon but the placement of it- beautifully done!

  39.' Sylvia says:

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful album & ideas for using various ribbons & textures.

  40.' Linda Leonhardt says:

    I love this idea! It’s so different and pretty too!

  41.' D.Ann C says:

    Lailavadi, this album is so beautiful! Welcome!!

  42.' paula says:

    Very unique album and style. Loved seeing your creativity using some basic products without a lot of embellishment.

  43.' jackie s says:

    Beautiful work.

  44.' Inez McLeish says:

    That is so beautifully done. Thanks for sharing.

  45.' Susan says:

    This is amazing!

  46.' TracyM #6773 says:

    CONGRATULATIONS to the winners!!!
    THRILLED to see my friend Beverly’s name there 🙂

  47. Thank you all for the warm welcome and compliments for the album!

  48. Such a pretty book with lovely ribbons!

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