Today, I finished creating a 8 1/2 by 8 1/2 mini album using the Marion Smith Garment District paper and kit that I purchase from Scrapbook Maven. I really love the way it turned out. I used all the paper in the kit as well as 12x12 Espresso cardstock by Paper Accents and the 8 /12 by 11 Stampin' Up! Espresso cardstock.
On the cover, I used some of the cutouts of the paper line mounted on foam tape and inked with black soot ink by Ranger. I also incorporated the measuring trim included in the kit as trim on the edges of the felt spine and covers. I added a Prima spray and used a Tim Holtz buckle for the closure. I added a Maya Roads scissors to the cover as well.
For the spine, I used some Prima peony spray, worn leather and tea stain along with some color me seam binding from Close To My Heart that I had in my stash. I cut 3 feet of seam binding for each color, sprayed them and let them dry over night. I then used a grommet from We R Memory Keepers on the spine and tied the ribbon on. I added a Prima wooden button along with some black hemp twine to create a faux Buttony Bow. I had some metal filigrees that I added to the felt spine. I found the embossed felt at Hobby Lobby.
For the inside pages, I used black soot for the inked edges. I used the flowers from the kit as well as some flowers I had in my stash. The washy tape is from my stash and I have had it for a while so I am not sure who made it. I thought it went well with the paper line. I also used some Prima sprays, some metal hangers that came in the kit as swing tabs and another metal scissor from Maya Roads.
On some of the pages, I used some gold glitter trim on the edges to create a sparkly border. I used some of the wooden embellishments that came in the kit inked with black soot. I also fussy cut some of the images from the paper and added them to various pages in the mini album.
The video shows all the interaction that is built within the album. I connected with the paper and really became creative with this album It reminds me of one of the first albums I made that I gave my Mother-in-law and the creative energy I had put into that one.