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Monday, August 17, 2015

Baby Boy / Family Album

I've got another album to share today. My niece had a baby shower a few weeks ago. She and her sweet hubby are expecting their first child, a baby boy, in just a couple short weeks. I wasn't able to attend the shower (it was in another state) but I was able to put together an album for them to load up with pictures of their sweet son. 

The basic design of the album is the same as the last few I've made and shared on the blog. The size is 6"x6" with 5-1/2"x5-1/2" pages. This time I added some different flaps, added a couple angled pockets, and turned one of the pages on its end to give the page a different look. 

Once again, I added a pocket to the front cover with a couple pull-outs.

I placed a nice size pocket with a pull-out inside the front cover. 

The first page has a flap that unfolds to the left...
...and a large flap...

...that lifts up to reveal a good size pocket with a pull-out inside.

On page two I added another flap that folds out to the left.

Page three is an angled pocket with a bi-fold pull-out.

Page four is the backside of the angled pocket.... Snazzy, right?

Page five has a flap the folds up...

....then a larger flap that folds out to the right...

...revealing a large pocket with a pull-out.

On page six there is a horizontal pocket...

... holding both a flat pull-out and a smaller bi-fold pull-out.

The next page is another angled pocket holding a bi-fold pull-out.

Here's the backside of the angled pocket. Love that dotty paper!

Then a page similar to the first page with a small flap that folds out to the left...

...then a larger flap that lifts up...

...to reveal a large pocket holding a pull-out.

On the back I put a simple corner pocket/holder.

Then on the inside of the back cover I tried something I haven't done before. I created two flaps than fold over each other and are held in place by a magnet. The flaps can hold four pictures or pictures and journaling and then a large picture spot is revealed on the inside of the back cover.

Here's the outside of the album showing the covers and spine.

It is hard to tell but I embossed the Kraftex closure with a houndstooth patterned embossing folder to make it less blah.

And, that's it! Nice and bright colors, fun patterns, and oodles of places for photos and journaling. Perfect for a new mom and dad!

Thanks for visiting! Have a great day.

Paper: patterned paper - Stripes, Dots and Plaids (DCWV), Beach Party (Colorbök); card stock- Black (Recollections)
Cutting tools: dies - Edgers dies (Spellbinders); machine - Cuttlebug (Provo Craft); craft knife (Fiskars)
Adhesive: tape- 1/2" (Scor-Tape); 1/4" ATG (The Tape Depot); glue - white (Scotch Quick Dry), FabriTek (Beacon)
Misc: KrafTex; hitch (Tim Holtz); bone folder (bonefolder.com); various twines; embossing folder (Provo Craft)

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Wedding gift: Beautiful album


I finished, and gifted, another album last week. This one was a wedding gift. I purchased the majority of the papers a couple years ago at Michael's along with the ribbons and trims that I used on the album. They weren't at the front of the store in "dollar" area of the store but they were not in the Scrapbooking area either. As it turned out, I bought the papers because they were pretty.  Flash forward a couple years and my friend's daughter chose coral and mint, black and grey as the colors for her wedding, which are the main colors for these papers. 

I glued the decorative rose paper to a piece of cardstock for strength. I used a craft knife to cut along the top of the rose petals and then adhered it to the cover of the album. The tags were made using some of the supplemental papers: 
I used a Tim Holtz hitch and some kraftex for the closure. The black and white rick-rack was in one of the complimentary ribbon packs that matched the paper.

As you can probably see, this album is pretty much designed the way the last few albums I've made were, with a few added flaps to give it some variety.

Because there were only twelve 8x8 papers in the two different packs (one solids, one a mix of slides and prints) I needed to supplement with a few papers from my stash. I will try to point them out where I used them.  These tags show three of the supplemental papers.

The "These are the Moments" tag/card came from
The crocheted lace, pompom fringe and coral-white cording came from the complimentary ribbon pack. 

The mint paper on the pocket is one of the supplemental papers, as is the black with polka dots on the inside of the flap on the facing page.

The magnetic flap flips to the left to reveal a pocket holding a tag.

The floral paper and the black and white houndstooth patterned paper are supplementary papers.

The floral, green houndstooth, and blue papers are supplemental papers.

The second complimentary ribbon pack held black and grey colored items, which is where these fun pompom fringe and black-white cording came from.

This brown damask print and black and white papers were some of the complimentary papers.

I created a flip out pocket using a cut apart from one of the supplemental papers. 

The small word-art tag was also one of the cut a parts from supplemental papers.

And there it is!  It really turned out lovely. Hopefully the pictures have done it justice. 

Thanks for visiting. Hope you're enjoying your weekend!

Papers:  cardstock- black (Recollections); patterned papers- Songs of Spring collections (Michael's); supplemental papers- Journal-it (Teresa Collins), Break Time, DG Cards (Fancy Pants), Samantha Walker (Creative Imaginations), {note}worthy (Making Memories)
Ribbons: Songs of Spring collections (Michael's)
Adhesives: 1/4", 3/8", 1/2" Scor-Tape (Scor-Pal), 1/4" (ATG), white glue (Scotch), Fabri-Fix (Beacon)
Misc: hitch (Tim. Holtz; Kraftex; gems (Michael's); paper punch (EK Success); Crop-o-idle (WeRMemory keepers)