Monday, May 23, 2016

Mini paper bag album for swap

A group I am in  had a challenge/swap.  The challenge was to use five tiny sack for pages in a mini album.  These little sacks measured about 2.75 inch x 4 inch.  It was required that the bags would be the pages and each bag would hold a tag or folder.  I chose to make my album into a mini drop side boxed album.  I used a pattern that I had purchased from Paper Hoarder Disorder to make this album, but made it a lot smaller than the pattern size.

The swap part is when all books were done we drew names to see who to mail each book to.  I am so excited because I won my niece's book.  I mailed mine to a lady in Canada.

This is the outside of my little album.  I added metal corners on the top and then put flowers for accent.  "Memories" was cut using my Silhouette.  I used a little latch to hold it closed.  Of course a little stickles on the flowers is a must for me!  lol

When you open the box, the sides drop down allowing you to look through the book.  I added blank mats so titles, dates and other journaling may be added.

 The first page is made up of a pocket containing a little folder.
It is help secure with a magnet.  

The next pages are a little fold out that is also held closed with magnets.  A pocket page follows which holds a tiny envelope with note card and a post card embellishment.

 The next set of pages is once again a pocket page with two little tags and a page with a foldout containing a removable folder.

On the next set of pages you will find a little waterfall album on one side and another pocket page on the other.  The waterfall contains three pages.

This second page is just another pocket with a couple little tags again.

The last set of pages are another pocket page and a little fold out held shut by the string and button closure.

Each little bag holds a tag with lined paper on one side for writing and patterned paper on the other for photos.  I used a die to cut the scalloped edges for added design.

The papers I used are from miscellaneous 6x6 paper pads.  The little flowers and flourishes throughout the book are from dies I purchased from Expo a couple years ago.  The flowers are finished off by adding a flat back pearl to the centers and adding stickles to the green areas. 

I hope the recipient of this little album will love it as much as I loved making it for her.  Thank you for stopping by.  May God bless you always.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Graphic 45 Precious Memories Baby Girl mini album.

 I made this little mini album for a very special little girl born September 19th of this year.  She was born with Harlequin Ichthyosis.  She is such a special little lady and I wanted to make her something that may be a keepsake when she is grown.  I chose the Graphic 45 collection called "Precious Memories".  I not only love the paper but thought it was perfect for this project.

 The album is held closed with a metal latch lock and has a handle on top for easy removal from the small base. All papers were inked in Chestnut Roan chalk from Colorbox.  I used flowers from Wild Orchid and misc pearls to decorate throughout.  I added stickles for a little bling!  The words "Precious and Baby" are outlined in liquid pearls to help them stand out more.

I chose to make a box album that would sit in a stand.  I had learned the drop down sides and the construction of pages from patterns created by Cristi/ Paper Hoarder Disorder. 
I order her "Boxed Mini Album" where she teaches how to make the pages and do the drop down sides.

When you lift it off the base and open the latch, you can see there are lots of pages ready for them to add photos and journaling and anything else they may want to put in this little album.

On the inside cover I used one of the cut outs from the collection.  I cut the flourishes with my cricut and topped them with stickles.  I added Wink of Stella ink to the writing on the little card to give it some sheen too.  

The flap opens to reveal a photo mat and a place to journal.

The next page holds a tag with a pocket which holds a smaller tag.  It also has a little fold out for another photo and more journaling.  Both fold outs are held shut with tiny magnets.

The next pages are made up of a foldout on each.  I cut the hearts out with a die set I have.  I fussy cut the words out of the paper. I punched out a few leaves, added a flower and some pearls and stickles to finish these pages.

 The fold out opens when you lift the flowered  flap.  They also are held closed with magnets.
 You can also lift the entire foldout up the other direction to expose photo mats.

This next set of pages contain a gate fold opening that is held closed with a metal  flourish and magnets.  The other page is just a folder held closed with magnets also.  I added pearls and stickles for a little bling on these pages too.

These pages are made with match book type folder.  Each has a pocket with one of the cutouts from the collection.  They also are held closed with magnets.

When you open the matchbook flap, I also added a lift up page for added photos or journaling.

The next two pages are mirror image waterfalls.  This will give lots more room for photos of precious Harper.  The closing flap is once again held shut with magnets.  

These pages are mirror pocket pages.  The pockets each contain a folder which opens for more space.  I just love this paper collection and think the little paper doll clothes are just too cute.  I used a MS punch for the border on the pockets and finished it off with pearls.

 The last page and back of the book are very simple. The page has a pocket that holds two of the cards from the collection.  The back is a large oval mat.  The heart is free standing so a photo will slide under.  I used the flaps to put her name so the book will be more personalized.  I covered the letters with stickles.

 Each page has a folder that contains a pocket on the front.  I left them plain on the inside for photos.

 The sides and back is decorated with cutouts from the collection.  This paper has been lots of fun to work with.  I love Graphic 45 papers anyway but must say that the sweet images in this collection are some of my favorites.

 I constructed the base out of black chip board.  It is used to contain the side flaps as well as to display the album.  The metal legs lift it off the surface and I think compliment the hinge lock and handle.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I do appreciate your visit.  May God bless you and keep you safe.  Please pray for little Harper as she has a lot of medical problems in her future.  I encourage you to take time to research HI if you do not know what it is.