Saturday, November 25, 2017

Vintage Blessings Mini Album

Vintage Blessings Album 

This was such a quick, easy little book to make!

I made the cover one evening last week. The pages were made another evening. I can only get a little done in the evening after a stressful day of work. Thursday evening I matted all the pages and yesterday I put it altogether. 

The collection I used is called Vintage Blessings from Simple Stories. I bought the collection kit and the chipboard sticker pieces. 

I followed a tutorial from Ginger over at My Sisters Scrapper. I cut my paper for my cover a little different than she did and I leave a bigger gap between my cover and spine. I have issues with cracking cardstock if I don't leave a big enough gap. I also added an extra flap to one of the pages. 

I love Ginger's tutorials. When you've been making books for awhile you can customize what you like. Over the years of being inspired by all my favorite book makers I can usually look at one of their projects and know how I want to customize it. I take bits and pieces of all the things I've learned from all of them and put a little of this and a little of that in my books. There are so many people out there that share their knowledge and I'm so grateful for that! I can now adjust sizes for my pages, covers and spines to create almost any size book. I tend to stay toward the smaller sizes. I like those best. 

On the front and back covers above and below,  I used some of the chipboard stickers and some of the stickers that were included in the kit. I matted the wording and used foam tape to adhere to the book for some dimension.

Vintage Blessings Album 

Vintage Blessings Album 

I left the spine blank, just using patterned paper. 
Below are all the photos of the inside pages. 

For my mats for the pockets I cut apart images from the collection and matted them on black cardstock. There are two side pockets for a photo mat. I used patterned paper from the collection and left the backs plain. 

Vintage Blessings Album 

Vintage Blessings Album 

Vintage Blessings Album 

Vintage Blessings Album 

Vintage Blessings Album 

Vintage Blessings Album 

Vintage Blessings Album 

Vintage Blessings Album 

Vintage Blessings Album 

Vintage Blessings Album 

Vintage Blessings Album 

Vintage Blessings Album

This is a very cute collection! I believe I have enough paper left to create another small book. 

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Travel Folio

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I finished a travel folio I started this past Sunday. These are so fast to put together! 
I couldn't finish it all at once so I've worked on it in the evening the last few days. 

These are addicting to make! This paper collection is called Getaway by Echo Park.

I don't have any dimensional items  because I wanted to keep everything pretty flat. 
I did use some foam tape on the cover to create a pocket for the tag. 
The tag is one of the cut-a-parts from the collection. 

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I added some of the stickers from the collection to the back.
In the pocket I added cut-a-parts from the collection.
I didn't mount them on cardstock this time.
Photos or journaling can be added to the backs of the cut-a-parts.

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I love the papers in this collection

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I used one sheet of patterned paper and cut it apart for the larger waterfall.

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Two large areas for photos.

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Another large area for photos.

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Sunday, November 12, 2017

Photo Play We Do Folio

Photo Play We Do Folio 

I absolutely adore how this folio turned out! 
The thing I like the most is that my favorite colors - white, black, gray and kraft are in this collection. 
These colors really appeal to me. 

On the cover I used a tag from the collection and hot glued flowers from Recollections around it. 
The paper collection is from Photo Play called We Do. 
I also used some letters from the ephemera pack on the side to spell Love.

Photo Play We Do Folio 

This is the patterned paper I chose for both spines on the outside cover. 

Photo Play We Do Folio 

This is the back of the folio. I used a cut-apart from the collection the I adhered to black cardstock.

Photo Play We Do Folio 

I love the inside of these folios!
There's so much room for photos!

Photo Play We Do Folio 

The two waterfalls lift off the page for more room for photos.

Photo Play We Do Folio 

I cut some more cut-parts from the collection and mounted them as photo mats. 
They can also be used for journaling on the back.
They tuck in the pocket.

Photo Play We Do Folio

The waterfall in the middle flips up for more photo space.

I'll be making many more of these. I love them!

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