Well, I have accomplished the first part of the goal by making the two albums. The first one is actually 8 1/2 x 6 1/2. I modeled the style after Clare's album located here. Clare does a wonderful job on her albums and I was inspired by her style of page flaps.
The album is made with black Recollections paper binding chipboard with Clare's special spine. This cover has pointsettias made from BossKut, Window from from PoppyStamps.com. I closed the book with a magnet behind the Graphic 45 chipboard piece.
Both the inside and backside covers have pockets with tags. One side of the tag is for the picture and the other is set up for journaling.
|My favorite page is this one on the right. Looks like an envelope. Open the clasp to find the picture below.
|Inside the envelope looking page is a tri-page with side pocket, center pocket with tag and lovely paper strip on the side.
|This page is layered with the same paper. In the center is a tag slipped into a cutout section of the paper underneath.
That paper is actually a flap that opens to find a tag and a bookmark.
|A big tag hidden behind a cut apart on the left and a pocket and top flap on the right.
|Belly band on the left and fold-out flap on the right.
|Cover with a little Stickle sparkle added.
|Inside first page
|All the pages have a tag for journaling and a picture
Gotta enter a challenge or two:
- Make it Monday - Always anything goes
- Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything goes
- Crafty Girls Challenges - Anything goes
- Charisma Cardz Challenge - Anything but a card
- Paper Crafting Journey - Anything goes
- Stampin Royalty - Anything goes