Monday, January 18, 2010

Chunky Mini Album for Pam

I just got back from my favorite place, Michael's! There's apparently a gas leak somewhere because there were about a dozen fire trucks and police cars barricading part of the road, and I smelled gas. Anyway, I raided their dollar bins for goodies for me and my friends' monthly kit club. Check us out at! We are full for February but the list of members can change each term :)

I want to share another mini album with you. This one is for my friend Pam. I haven't done a video yet, but be assured there will be one! I used cardboard as the base for all the pages. It made the album VERY chunky!

I used cardboard for this album. For the cover I ripped off the top layer and revealed the corrugated texture underneath. Then I heat embossed the raised areas and inked the depressed areas. I added glossy accents to all of it to keep it from being so rough. Additionally I added a black corner with glossy accents, four sticky tiles, a "Blessings" sentiment, a Prima flower, and a strand of mini pearls.

The left page: I cut a piece of transparency paper and glued it down on three edges. I covered the glued areas with black paper and added one of my paper flowers. I covered it in glossy accents to make it a bit different. Then I inserted two tags I bought on Etsy.
The right page: I used my Cricut to cut out a top note shape. I ran it through my Cuttlebug with the argyle embossing folder and inked the edges. I accented the raised areas with a black marker. Then I embossed three fleur de lis on the right. I distressed three flowers and added green pearl and gemstone brads.

The left page: I created a pocket with a sheet of tattoo-inspired paper and heat embossed a flourish on the top left. I lined the pocket with black lace and inserted two adorable tags I bought on Etsy.
The right page: The pocket holds one tag and has room for another tag behind it. I used a cross charm on the pocket.

The left page: I again used my Cricut to cut out a top note shape from vintage newspaper that I bought from my pal Miriam. I created the flower on my Cricut with Sure Cuts A Lot. It acts as a holder for the tag that I coated in Glimmer Mist.
The right page: This is an envelope mini :)

The back of the envelope mini and a waterfall card page.

The left page: This is an acrylic frame I painted black and sprayed with Iridescent Gold glimmer mist. I made another paper flower for the corner.
The right page: Simple photo mat with a ribbon flower.

The left page: Pam said she's been into circles lately, so I incorporated them here. The circles fan out.
The right page: Another simple photo mat. The brads hold the hinge in place and will be covered up by a photo.

Thanks for stopping by, and don't hesitate to comment :)