Sunday, April 6, 2014

Graphic 45 Sweet Sentiments and Blue Fern Studio 8x8 Mini Album

 

Hi All

For this post, I created an 8x8 Mini Album using the Graphic 45 Sweet Sentiments and Blue Fern Studio paper along with black cardstock.  I wanted to create something special for my mother-in-law for Mother’s Day.

 

For the cover, I used the signature sheet and stitched around the edges.  I don’t know how to sew so this was my first time trying.  Open-mouthed smile I added glossy accents to the hearts and butterflies.  I added flowers and flat back pearls.  On the binding, I added black lace and pearl lace.

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I created some charms for the spine. A bird cage, birds nest and some other charms .  I added a felt butterfly to the top.

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On the inside cover, I used a die cut and a little book with a velcro closure.  There is a chipboard piece as the swing tab that opens up to two photo mats

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On the first page is a pocket with some tags and a chipboard piece with some roses and some lace.  The flap opens to two photo mats

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The second page has a flap that opens to a photo mat and then lifts up to another photo map.  I have embellished it with a pocket and tag, a chipboard piece and some ribbon.  I used a Tim Holtz on the edge die.

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The third page I used a Spellbinders on the edge die and a chipboard swing tab along with some chipboard embellishments and a charm

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Inside the fourth page.  I used glossy accents on the egg and made a little tag.  There is a photo mat on the side.

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The fifth page I used the Spellbinders on the edge die to create the flap.  I used the chipboard piece from G45 and a brad to create the closure.  It opens up to photo mats

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On the sixth page, I used a Spellbinders die to create the flap and mounted a chipboard piece on top.  There is a 4x6 photo mat that is secured by a buckle and a chipboard button and a pewter brad

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Page 7, I used a postage stamp as a pull tab that opens to two photo mats.  I mounted chipboard piece along with a resin flower.

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Page 8, I created a flap and underneath is a pocket that holds a photo mat and some tags.  I added Prima flowers, a metal stem and a postage stamp to  the cover.

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Page 9 has the flaps that open to the center.  There are chipboard pieces acting as closures.

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The back cover I created a pocket for a photo mat and a tag.  There are tags tucked behind the chipboard embellishment a long with a resin rose and some lace.

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And that is the whole mini album.  Thanks for stopping by!

 

Michelle

6 comments:

  1. Beautiful work Michelle! I like all the attention to details.

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  2. Hi Michelle
    I love ur work specifically this one.I also want to make my first album for my baby boy.can u make a video how to make this album

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  3. I agree, your work is incredible and I'm very interested in learning how you build those intricate book pages with the multiple pockets and flaps. I've watched your tutorials on building the cover and the hinge and they were wonderful! Please consider doing more tutorials, even if we have to pay for the classes, I'm certain they'd be worth it.

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  4. I agree, your work is incredible and I'm very interested in learning how you build those intricate book pages with the multiple pockets and flaps. I've watched your tutorials on building the cover and the hinge and they were wonderful! Please consider doing more tutorials, even if we have to pay for the classes, I'm certain they'd be worth it.

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  5. this is a beautiful album, love everything about it. Did you say you used a tutorial from SoMuchScrap to make it.? If so, could you share which one it is. I have used her tutorials in the past and was very pleased with the way they turned out. TFS Marie

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