Monday, April 15, 2013

Matchbook Box With Mini Album

I've been on a mini
album kick lately... just can't seem to want to make anything else. After watching this video by Arlene, I decided to try making one to fit into the Graphic 45 Matchbook Box that I had bought awhile back. She used the French Country collection by G45, and since it's one of my new favorites, I made mine with the same.

Other than the Graphic 45 
items, I used I AM Roses flowers, two buttons from my stash, two My Mind's Eye brads, crinkled seam binding, a Momenta metal key, an Idea-ology metal Label Pull. I also used a Spellbinder's Floral Motifs die.

Here are the individual
pages of the mini album. I cut them from medium weight black chipboard. I punched the holes with my Crop-A-Dile and added two We Are Memory Keepers wide eyelets on the cover, leaving the others plain for less bulk.

Not being sure what
I'm going to do with this project, I just inserted copy paper rectangles where the photos will go.

I left the label pull
empty as well, with the thought of adding a title or someone's name when the time comes to either use it in my home or give it away.

I started out by
giving the box a few coats of Tattered Leather Glimmer Mist... brushing it on instead of spraying. I then heat set it, and at this point... my heat tool shot out sparks and died. Hummm... now what? I use this gun more than any other tool.

The only solution...
quick place an order with BlueMoon Scrapbooking for another. Might as well add on a few other things to make the over fifty dollars free shipping... right? (Can you believe, it came in four days!)

I put down the 
papers with Tombow Multi glue, inking the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink first, then added my embellishments.

Here it all is...
a VERY Happy Place!
I think I need to make some cards next, but after those, there are three other albums I want to try.

I'm linking up at:
Anything Goes - Heavy Metal
Crafting by Designs - Spring Flowers
Crafting For All Seasons - Floral Delight
Make It Monday - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!


Chriss America Real said...

This is just gorgeous! So much work!



Kirsty Vittetoe said...

WOWZA!!!!! LOVE this to the bits!

Carol said...

This is fabulous Linda. Thanks for joining us at CFAS this time. Carol DT x

Lori said...

Beautiful! What a gorgeous box and the pages of the mini album are wonderful, too!

Lisa said...

Wow, Linda, this is stunning!! What a gorgeous mini!! The design is so fabulous!! I absolutely love everything about it!! Have a great evening :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Linda R said...

WOW! I just love everything about this project. The papers you used look beautiful. Well done..


Loz said...

Stunning project Linda. I saw this on MIM..Loz

Davi said...

Fabulous album Linda!! I love the wonderful papers and the box is beautiful with the lovely dps and flower :)

Tracy said...

Love it! Love the papers, the box, all the yummy embellies...did I say I love it??? LOL Your albums and cards are both a joy to see so bring on whatever! :-) Hugs!

Cuttin' and Stampin' Cards said...

Oh My!! What an AWESOME project. I love the outside of the box, but I really love the album pages inside. Thank you for playing along with us at Crafting by Designs this week.

Tammy S.

lalkygirl said...

Oh my what a stunning project ,so many wonderful details and the papers are just fabulous
Thanks for joining us at MIM and good luck in the challenge
tracey x

patty said...

it´s wonderful, I love it, saw it on mim, great artwork!!!!, hugs, patty

Julia said...

I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!

My entries are #9, #18, #234, #235, and #243.

I would love to have you visit my blogs: Paper and Scraps Creations by JuliaMe and Myself on the Dark… and My Art... Healing The Soul and become a follower.



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