Friday, February 1, 2013

Mini album, stack the deck principle

Hello everyone,

 I want to finally share this mini album I have been making . It took me quite some time because blue is not really my colour  to work with . But the person I made it for loves blue and butterflies . So this is the resultof my efforts :

The album is made with 6 standard size white envelopes  (6 by 2,8 inches or 15 by 11 cm ) and according to the stack the deck principle ( Laura Dennison from The Paper Trail ) . I have used a brown ink pad to distress the edges and I have used my Rose punch , little butterfly punch , border punches , my butterfly die from Cottage Cutz  , my MFT Flourish die , my Quinn Flourish from Memory Box ( thank you Kathy for your information !  Another package is on its way ! ),  lace and ribbon , pearls and rhinestones .

This is the cover seen from sideways : Some jewels and a little note  pad and a wooden heart . The cover is made from 3 peaces of strong package material ( boxes ) , cut to size , a little bigger than the envelopes .

 The lace ribbon is attached to a Journal note that I printed off the Internet and it can be taken out of the blossoms . I cut these blossoms out of...... wallpaper : 3 times to adhere with foam pads to get some dimension .

This is how my album looks when opened :


 And the next pages :  with a crocheted flower, which reminds me I should make some more . There is place to hold some notelets .

 The left side opens up , and offers more place for pictures or journaling.

 It continues as followed:

 A small card made from Jane Shasky CD is tucked under a ribbon .

 Cottage Cutz butterflies , so nice to work with , very delicate .
And as you see each rounded flap is actually a take out card  for pictures

Each envelope also contains an extra mat, cut with decorative scissors.

 Self made stickpins and flowers with tiny beads .

My last page:

 Some extra details :

I hope you like it , if you find the time comments are very much appreciated , for my next post I will have some cat cards,  coloured sticker cards and  some small  pergamano try out ,thank very much for your  visit !

Goodnight to all of you , take care ,

Hugs, Rosa