Monday, June 4, 2012

Cat Mini Album

Today I'm sharing a mini album I made for my dog groomer. It's a cute 4-inch by 4-inch cat book. I create pet cards for my groomer that she sells to her clients and now she's going to take a few mini albums. I'm starting on a dog one now that I'll share when I finish it.

For the pages I used 4-inch coasters. They are so perfect for this type of project. I picked them up last summer on eBay. I think there were 100 in the pack. I bound the book using spiral binding wires from We R Memory Keepers.

I hung a charm from the binding with jute. I've had alot of my cat embellishments in my stash for quite awhile, so I'm not sure who the manufacturer is.

Here's a top view. I used six coasters for the pages. There are a total of 10 pages and room for 22 photos using the photo mats that are included throughout the book.

For the patterned paper I used DCWV The Pet Stack. The solid papers are also from DCWV. On this page I added dimension by adhering the photo mat with pop dots. I added a brad that says "purr..." On the second page I added a pocket. I used the open scallop punch from EK Success for the border. The pocket holds one photo mat and a tag with cat quote. I typed up three quotes in Word using different fonts and then adhered them to shipping tags.

I left this page blank so the recipient can add a photo or whatever strikes their fancy. On the next page I added a vertical pocket and added a cat quote sticker. I'm not sure who the manufacturer is for this sticker as I used stickers from NRN Designs called Cat Quotes and from Cloud 9 Designs called Simple Thoughts. This pocket also holds two photo mats.

The first page here holds three photo mats and the second one has one mat and one tag. I used another cat quote on the band.

To add dimension to this page I added a metal embellishment to the top of the photo mat. I popped it up with pop dots. I left the next page blank since the paper was so cute. A photo can also be added to it.

On the first page shown here I made a flip book that has five pages. I watched a tutorial on how to make this from my friend Susie over a Creative Cafe. She creates beautiful books! Be sure to check them out if you get a chance. I did make a video of this book that you can see here.

This post is linked to these parties: All Things Fee, Craft-O-Maniac Monday, A Round Tuit, A Marvelous Mess, Inspire Me Monday, Handmade Tuesdays, Made by you Monday

Thanks for stopping by!


Liz said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this little cat book!!

Jill said...

What a gorgeous little cat book!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a fabulous week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success

Laura said...

This album is darling!! What a great opportunity to be able to sell some of your creations at the groomer's!

Pam Murray said...

What a happy cat album! Great design and embellishments.Thank you for including the makers of the patterned paper and the Cat Quote stickers.

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