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!