Monday 2 December 2013

Scrapbooking Tuesday - Mum's Christmas Pressie

Hello There

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.  



butterfly said...

Did you say "simple to make"?! It certainly doesn't look that way - a wonderful little album, with such lovely papers and pockets and tags... There's a world of love and care gone into this, and it's beautiful - what's not to absolutely love?!
Alison xx

Karen Petitt said...

This is stunning and certainly does not look simple to make. All the work that has gone into it is fantastic, I bet she will love it xx

Mrs A. said...

I'm so drooling over this. Got me nose pressed right up to the screen .i have. It's lovely, fab, gorgeous and fantastic.
Hugs Mrs A.

Sarn said...

WOW - you are so good at making beautiful things like this Sam. The detail is amazing. Will be a cherished gift.

Sarn xxx

Di said...

Wahoo Sam - totally stunning. I can't believe how much work you put into things, I bet your Mum will adore it!

Hugs, Di xx

Sue said...

This is stunning Sam huggles Sue xx

Bonnie said...

WOW! And what a great idea to be able to let the ribbon out as it gets fatter!

Darnell said...

Oh, Sam, she will love it!! What a load of snippets, indeed. It is a wonder to behold. I can't tell you how long I have sat clicking through the enlargements one-by-one, trying to see all the fabulous details. That flower flourish on the front should be a prize-winner somewhere!! The whole album should be! Hugs, Darnell

Kathleen said...

O.M.Gosh, what a stunning, fabulous creation, only a blind man on a galloping horse could not like this,lol.

Kath x

scrappymo! said...

Oh my goodness...this is gorgeous Sam. She is going to absolutely love this!
I love all the little pockets and tags. Each one is beaatiful!
The cover is a winner and the insde pages delightful!
Love that you were able to use some VOS.

Kate Yetter said...

A pretty mini for your Mum.I love the papers and those flowers on the cover! A perfect and unique handmade gift. Lovely, Sam.

MaryH said...

Can't imagine a more special use for your saved papers than this lovely gift for your Mom. This is truly a work of art, as well as love. Enjoyed browsing through the pages and reading how-to's. Your flowers were stunning & this is such a perfect present for your Mom. She'll love it, and that you took the time to make especially for her. TFS & Hugs

Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous album, Sam, and the papers are beautiful. Love all the detail and the clever use of snippets of ribbon too. Will search for Laura on YouTube to see her version. Elizabeth xx