Friday, October 11, 2013

Another Mini Scrapbook Album - Graphic 45 Secret Garden

OK, so I think I am hooked on the mini scrapbook album idea!  I made another one, only this time I used a general design from Anne from Anne's Paper Creations and the Graphic 45 Secret Garden paper collection.  

Anne has a wonderful tutorial on making album pages based on one 12x12 sheet of paper scored, folded, and cut is a special way.  The resulting scrapbook page has a built-in pocket and a variety of fold-out flaps.  I love this design because it cuts down on the amount of paper and glue needed for the album.

I fussy-cut the fence and flowers to go around the outside of the binding.
I used Impression Obsession flower die to create all the little flowers on the tree branches.

The back.  I had to fit parts of two cut-out pages together to get this part of the back.

The inside front flap.
This is what it looks like with the cover open and the pages standing up.
The front of the first page.
A photo mat and a journaling book (still the first page).
This is the fold-flap on the back-side of the first page.
The back of page one and the start of page 2.
You can see the natural pockets created by the folded papers.
This is the inside of page 2 with a ribbon/chip board belly-bar,
a waterfall pop-up and an envelope for a tag.
The back inside flap of page 2 with a photo mat and journal book.
The last part of page 2 and first part of page 3.
You can kind of see that page 3 starts with a flap hiding a photo mat.
The inside of page 3 with tags and a journal book.
On the back of the tags you can add pictures.
Back of page 3 and start of page 4.
Inside of page 4 with a fold-out picture mat on the left, a pocket in the middle,
and a flap cut into the paper on the right.
This is the back of page 4 with fold-over flap.
The back page opens to two flaps.
I think Anna has an amazing design!  You get so many pockets and flaps for photos and added bits just by folding and cutting one piece of paper!  Check out her video linked above and make one of these beauties for yourself.

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Have a great day!


Basslady said...

this is so awesome and striking!

thanks so much for playing along with us at Alphabet Challenge!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Sue said...

WOW! This is stunning Nancy. A really wonderful design, I love the papers you have used and beautiful detailing.
Thank you for the link, I would love to try to make one of these.
Sue xx

Darlene said...

OMG this is SO AMAZING ... Awesome Job. Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘ANYTHING GOES’ challenge and please come back again soon!
one of the 'Sistahs'
The Sisterhood of Crafters

Susan Hogan said...

This is a stunning piece of work - saw it on MIM and am now going to find the tutorial!

designermc said...

What a fabulous project. I can appreciate all the work, Great Job! Thanks for joining us this week at Creative Corner.

Unknown said...

What a wonderful project! Beautiful papers. :)
Have a great day, Nancy...

mulberry station said...

What an amazing album. I love every little detail. I saw you on MIM. Thanks for the inspiration.

lalkygirl said...

Oh my what a stunning album ,so many gorgeous touches.....and all with my all time fave papers too
Thanks for joining us at MIM and good luck
Tracey x

crafty said...

This is really beautiful. I am full of admiration (and jealousy)

Unknown said...

This is stunning! And so much work involved in it, beautiful!

Thank you for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge Blog!


Roxx.T Barnes said...

Seriously Fantastic work! Hope to see you again at the Alphabet Challenge Blog.

Glenda Atkins said...

Awesome Nancy, everything is so lovely, great papers and wonderful detailing. wow!