Friday, November 1, 2013

A Step Toward the Goal!

A couple of weeks ago I set for myself a personal challenge to make the most of a set of Graphic 45 - 12 Days of Christmas papers.  You can see the post here. My goal was to make an 8x8 album and a 3x5 album, as well as at least 10 cards.

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  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.

The remaining pages - 6 in all, are pretty much the same with varying types of flaps, pockets and belly bands.

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.
Well, that was the larger album.  The smaller one is only 5 1/2 by 4 1/2.  Every page has a tag for a picture and journaling as well as a pocket. This album is for the Christmas charity auction at work.

Cover with a little Stickle sparkle added.

Inside first page

All the pages have a tag for journaling and a picture

Typical pages
Well, there is part of my challenge met - two albums.  I will be back in another week or so with the 10 cards (hope there is enough paper!).

Gotta enter a challenge or two:

Have a Great Day!


Scrap Affair said...

Another stunner! Someday I will make one just like that! It is so beautiful!
But, now I suppose I am into "finger paints" )))

Sue said...

WOW! This is stunning Nancy. A really wonderful design, the papers are gorgeous.
Sue xx

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW Nancy this one is a much work and so beautiful
Dr Sonia
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Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Oh WOW another stunning album Nancy, you have been busy. But how will you bear to part with it. I hope that it will raise lots of money for the auction.

I've been and checked out the video for future referance, and saved it.

Sue x

brenda said...

Still in enforced c&p mode I'm afraid, but still enjoy taking a look at your latest creation.

Hope you have a good weekend.

B x

Laine said...

Such a fabulous, detailed project. Thank you so much for sharing your project with at at PCJ Challenge.
Laine - DT

Cat's sCrap said...

Absolutely fabulous ! What a work ! What a creativity ! Everything is perfect !

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.

Hugs from France.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous project, love the design. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Girls this fortnight. Abbie xx

Unknown said...

Wow, stunning achievement! Love looking a mini's and yours is FAB. Thanks for joining us at Make It Monday.

PS Be sure to check out the DT's Pick of the Week when the next linky party starts. ;) Hugs

Carol Hurlock said...

Nancy your album is just spectacular. I love all the tags and pockets. What fun. Thanks so much for visiting my blog and your sweet comment.
Bear Hugs,

lindagrady said...

Congrats on meeting your first goal, Nancy. This album is wonderful; I'd want to keep it for myself. The 10 cards should be a lot of fun and can't wait to see them.

lindagrady said...

Congrats on meeting your first goal, Nancy. This album is wonderful; I'd want to keep it for myself. The 10 cards should be a lot of fun and can't wait to see them.

loz said...

Gorgeous album and colors. I saw this on MIM..Loz

NGCARDS said...

This is such a gorgeous creation! Thanks for playing at Charisma Cardz this week! xxx

Unknown said...

Hi Nancy, I adore your album, truly beautiful in the Christmas papers. Thanks so much for the credit too. Crafty Hugs Clare

Glenda Atkins said...

Stunning creation Nancy such marvellous detail and colours! Wow!

Bubbles said...

This is just amazing!! Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz.
Joanne x