Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Baby Gabe's Mini Album


In my stash I had this 3 ring binder with chipboard inserts that someone had given me.  Canvas encompasses the spine and part of the front/back.  I used a lot of Lindy's Sprays to change the color of the canvas and for the seam binding ribbons I used within the book.  All pages were covered with Graphic 45's Little Darlings Collection, I LOVE this paper!

There were originally 12 chipboard pages to insert into the rings, but I soon realized 
I would only manage half that amount once I started adding all the little bits and pieces
 that make a mini come alive within your hands.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

This is a little pop-out page booklet that will house 8 photos,
see the video (below) which will show you how it looks opened.

I used Glimmer Glam by Tattered Angels to give these 3 cut out some
golden, glittery shean.

Flowers, don't ya just love them?  Did you realize that you can make them from most anything?  Case in point, this lovely little flower actually started out life as my old ironing board cover.
When I took it off to replace it I thought, hmmmmm, nice weight --- a few water stains to add character ---- perhaps I should wash and dry this and stick it back ---- just in case.  
Well voila here's the result after being run through the Cuttlebug with The Tattered Floral Die and spritzed with several shades of Lindy's a beautiful flower emerged for the front cover of my book!
If you want to see more check out my YouTube video of each page of the mini.

2 comments:

Just Me and My Shadow said...

A truly gorgeous album Patti and so much room for photos. I just love the close up photo of your 'shabby flower' and how creative to think of using that ironing board cover fabric. It works perfectly. You have created what will become an heirloom I am sure. Love your work.
Chrissie

Sandie Edwards said...

What a beautiful memory keeper you have created, so many glorious details!! It will no doubt become a family heirloom, so precious!