Saturday, January 14, 2017

Graphic 45 Raining Cats & Dogs Mini Album

Graphic 45 Raining Cats & Dogs Mini Album

I finally created an album with this gorgeous Graphic 45 pet collection! I don't know how long I've had this paper line sitting on a shelf. Too long, that's for sure! 

I buy the collections I love and then I just can't get myself to cut into them and start a project. I visualize it, but don't make it a reality. I'm not going to say how many collections of paper lines I have just waiting for me to make something out of them. Not all are Graphic 45, but quite a few are!


Graphic 45 Raining Cats & Dogs Mini Album

For the cover I did use some of the flower cardstock die-cuts from the collection along with flowers I had in my stash. I think they are from Petaloo and some others I picked up somewhere. I used some bling I had on hand for the flower centers.  

There are fourteen pages total including the front and back cover. I had planned to use some black book rings I have but the book ended up too chunky and I had to go buy some larger rings. 

Graphic 45 Raining Cats & Dogs Mini Album

I love this paper! I tried to coordinate the pages that open together.

Graphic 45 Raining Cats & Dogs Mini Album

This page has a pull out photo mat.

Graphic 45 Raining Cats & Dogs Mini Album

This flap opens up for room for more photos.

Graphic 45 Raining Cats & Dogs Mini Album

The page to the left has two pockets that hold two photo mats and two tags.

Graphic 45 Raining Cats & Dogs Mini Album

The page to the right holds a frame. I pulled out an old Sizzix die I've had forever to make the frame. The white cardstock can be pulled out and used as a template to cut a photo to slide in it's place.

Graphic 45 Raining Cats & Dogs Mini Album

I love the patterned paper on the page to the left!

Graphic 45 Raining Cats & Dogs Mini Album

This page opens up to add photos and there is another pull out photo mat.

Graphic 45 Raining Cats & Dogs Mini Album

The page to the left has a booklet that opens (shown below). I also added one of the cardstock pockets and a tag from the collection. The page to the right has a pocket that holds a booklet (shown below).

Graphic 45 Raining Cats & Dogs Mini Album

This booklet opens to the right.....

Graphic 45 Raining Cats & Dogs Mini Album

.......and to the left.

Graphic 45 Raining Cats & Dogs Mini Album

The booklet inside the pocket opens up to hold more photos.

Graphic 45 Raining Cats & Dogs Mini Album

The page to the left holds two photo mats as does the page to the right.

Graphic 45 Raining Cats & Dogs Mini Album

I added another frame to hold a photo. This time I changed the orientation on the page. The page to the right holds two more photo mats.

Graphic 45 Raining Cats & Dogs Mini Album

The last two pages. The right page has a photo waterfall.

Graphic 45 Raining Cats & Dogs Mini Album

I love the colors in this collection.

Graphic 45 Raining Cats & Dogs Mini Album

It's quite a chunky book.

Graphic 45 Raining Cats & Dogs Mini Album

I love creating the books that don't use binding rings, but for some reason books with rings hold a special place in my heart. They are my favorite to create!

Graphic 45 Raining Cats & Dogs Mini Album

Love the paper I used for the back cover!

I hand dyed all the ribbon for the rings. I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink to coordinate the colors.

Thanks for stopping by to take a look!


Saturday, October 8, 2016

Live Love Laugh Mini Album

Live Love Laugh Album

I finally finished this book I've been working on. I just haven't had time to sit down and get it all done in a timely manner. These books could easily be created in one day.....if you have the time!

This one is just like the other two that I have posted on my blog. I change up a few things on each book. I can't stand making the same thing over and over. I have to make a few changes even if things are basically similar. 

For the cover I used sticky back canvas from Ranger and a word die from Momenta that I picked up at Hobby Lobby. The cork dots are from Recollections. The paper collection is also from Recollections called Memories Documented. I found this paper pad in my stash that I didn't even remember that I had! It's good to shop your own supplies. 

Live Love Laugh Album

Live Love Laugh Album

I added belly bands to two pages this time to hold an extra photo mat.

Live Love Laugh Album

Live Love Laugh Album

Live Love Laugh Album

Live Love Laugh Album

Live Love Laugh Album

Live Love Laugh Album

Live Love Laugh Album

I just added one waterfall to the back cover this time. I didn't use a magnet as there is no problem keeping it closed.

I just love this paper and plenty left for one or two more books if I choose to make them.

Thanks for stopping by!

Christmas Mini Album

Christmas Album

I made two more mini albums like this one that I made in September. I just love the size of these books. They measure 5 -1/8-inches by 8-inches. To me they are just the perfect size. For my cover I used a Sizzix die and cut a bunch of the branches. I then cut them apart and made them into a wreath. The embellshment came from my stash of wreath making supplies. The bow is made from some ribbon in my stash using a tutorial from Gina K. I took some classes from Bella Crafts Connection at the Mall of America and she was kind enough to let me tape her creating one. Bows are so hard for me! I either have to use a fork or another thing I have to make bows with. 

Christmas Album

I decided to add two waterfalls to this book. One on the inside front and back cover.  I wasn't sure if I'd need to increase the spine or not. Turns out it worked out and the spine is the same size as the other books I made. 

Christmas Album

I just love that there are so many pockets and places for photo mats.

Christmas Album

I came across this paper by accident. I had stopped into Hobby Lobby for a pack of Kraft paper and walked by a display of paper that was 50% off. I looked at it, went on my way and went pack and loved it so much I picked up the 12x12 and the 6x6-inch pads. It's called Old World Winter. It has a little bit of texture to it and I love that.

Christmas Album

Christmas Album

Christmas Album

Christmas Album

Christmas Album

That's it! I didn't add any embellishments to the inside. There is room, but I think the paper is beautiful that it's doesn't really need anything else. I want the book to have room for photos and or journaling. 

My next post will be another book using the same concept just changed up a bit. 

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