Monday, October 7, 2013

My First Mini Scrapbook Album

Hi all,

I took a class a couple of weeks ago at my local scrapbook store on how to make a fabulous mini album.  We used Enchanted Garden paper from Kaiser Kraft - so beautiful!

I am keeping the one I made in the class so I made another one to give to a work friend who lost her mother last year.  We are going to memorialize her mom using this book and her family photos.  Her mom loved fairies and collected every kind you can image, so this paper collection is perfect!

Our teacher, Faith, taught us the binding technique and all kinds of cool page treatments.  All of the pages have a top or side insert where more pictures and journaling can be done.

This is the inside of the front cover and the first page.
We are going to add a picture of mom to the left side and one of her special says.

A photo mat on the left and a special fold-out on the right.

Part 1 of fold-out.

Part 2 of fold-out and fold-up page treatment.

This page has a journaling book.

A frame for a photo.  I Tangled Cat-Fern around the outside of the frame.
This is an example of one of the top tag inserts with a magnet
to hold it down on the photo mat on the page.

I made it a triangle because I didn't want the whole page to be covered.

This page has two journaling books.  She could add photos instead if she wished.

This page has an example of a side tag insert with a flip-over tab.

The inside of the flip-over.

Such pretty fairy paper!

Opens to a waterfall for photos.

Another journaling book.

I hope she puts a picture of her and her mom here.

The back of the album.
Phew, that was a lot of photos.  Besides the Enchanted Garden paper, we used a very nice green from Bazzill and black from Recollections   I added embellishments from Wild Orchid, and Prima, and used punches and dies from Martha Stewart and Spellbinders. 

I hope you enjoyed my mini album.  I had a lot of fun making it and learning all kinds of new techniques.

Challenges I am entering:

Thanks for stopping by!


Scrap Affair said...

Wow!!! Nancy it is enchanting! For the first one it's the BOMB!:) I am in the process of making one two, and only hope that mine will turn out half as good as yours

Unknown said...

Beautiful album! Saw this on MIM!

Sue said...

Oh my, this is stunning Nancy and so very special. I love the design and gorgeous papers you have used.
Sue xx

brenda said...

This is just beautiful Nancy and so very feminine as well.

B x

loz said...

Fantastic album Nancy. I saw this on MIM..Loz

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Wow this is stunning Nancy. I'm sure your friend is delighted with this wonderful creation. How I wish I could have attended the class you took, I've never made an album of any kind before, but would love to make one like this.

Sue x

mamawcindy said...

I seen this on Make It Monday and had to come see it. I have never made a Album, yours is just Gorgeous! Beautiful Keepsake. Thanks for Sharing!

Chrissy said...

This is such a fantastic album every page and I love Fairies..beautiful work.
Thanks for sharing with us at Make it Monday..


sparklingblackrose said...

This is just completely gorgeous! Thank you for joining my All Crafts Challenge at Craft My Life, hope you can join us again :-) Elaine-xxx-

May said...

Stunning creation...Love the Gorgeous papers & how you have used them...Thank you so much for joining us at All Crafts Challenge... Hugs May x x x

Andreja said...

Such a perfect creation! I like your lovely album!
Thank you so much for joining us at All Crafts Challenge :-))
Hugs, Andreja

Glenda Atkins said...

Love it, quite beautiful and wonderfully put together. What a fabulous way to keep treasured memories in one small spot. These mini albums are a great idea!

Crafty Judith said...

Georgeous project x