Welcome to Scrapbooking Tuesday. Not many more before the year is over. I have to say that I am pretty pleased with myself for keeping this Tuesday slot going for as much as I have. Glad you like to see my Scrapbooking offerings and thank you all for your kind comments throughout the year.
Today I thought I would share with you a mini album which I have made for my Mum for Christmas. It is 6x6" and very simple to make. I got the inspiration from Laura Denison of Following the Paper Trail from a video I saw on You Tube a little while ago. You may remember I made a miniature version to put my ATCs from WOYWW earlier this year.
The papers I have used are some VOS K&Co papers which as you may realise, I have had for some time. They are double sided and I have been hanging on to this pad waiting for that particular project to come up.
The flowers on the front are a mixture of TH, Paperartsy, Prima and Sizzix. The white Prima flowers have been sprayed with Sand Glimmer Mist. The brown border is a flocked "ribbon" that I bought at a crafting outlet ages ago. I also used my TH Doiley die onto which I stamped my TH flourish stamp with Gathered Twigs DI
Here is the spine which has been tied together with ribbon. The idea is that as the album gets filled you can release the ribbons a little to allow for the spine to move.
Inside pages on which I used a plethora of Snippets and VOS embellishments. The butterfly stickers were from a sheet I bought eons ago.
The tags were Papermania and I mounted them onto coloured card so that they didn't just merge into the background.
Each double page spread is made from one sheet of 12x12 paper and is folded to form two pages with pockets just by folding and adhering tape/dsst.
I punched the corners with Martha Stewart punches and my We R Memory Keepers corner chomper. A lot of the ribbons came from my Ribbon Basket in which I keep Snippets (i.e. anything less than half a meter or recycled from clothes with ribbons in the shoulders).
I also pinched some of Lesley's card when she wasn't looking - Shhh! All the tags were cut by hand using a tag from my collection to draw around.
This is the front cover paper which has the back cover paper on it's reverse! I doodled around all the pages and the large square pages have paper on the reverse as on the front, making them double sided. I inked throughout with Gathered Twigs DI.
The back cover, with a chipboard flower hiding the glued on ribbon which I added after the event! Doh!
Thanks for popping by. I hope you like it and that my Mum will too!
I shall be popping this into the Snippets Playground as there are loads of Snippets used up in this.