Thursday, May 28, 2015

Gate Fold BoBunny Mini Album

Feathers anyone? 

My mini album today features a BoBunny collection and a wonderful kit and tutorial Kathy Orta called Life in Retrospect.  The color combination is fun and youthful making this an album that could be used for almost any age or occasion.

I made the cover a little different than the tutorial with just one picture frame and place for a title or another picture.  And since the paper line sports wonderful feathers I decided to add a few with beads to dangle from the cover.

The frame on the cover is made so that you can easily slip a 3x5 picture in and even switch it out occasionally. This is a gate fold style that comes together in the center, secured with magnets.

I love this design!  It has so many tags and places for photos that I counted 24 spaces on each page and there are six pages, which means 144 photos to tell a story of an event or a person.  

Here are the pictures of the first page. The left side is a flap that has a folded tag slipped into a belly band and on the back side of the flap is another belly band that hold two folded tags.  Right away that is room for at least 8-10 photos.

Under the flap is the base page with a pocket flap folding from the right side. In front of the pocket is a little pocket that holds more tags and memorabilia.  The flap itself is a pocket which means you can add more tags.  That is just tagalicious!

The backside of the page is made of Kathy's signature stacked pockets making room for much larger tags to hold more photos and journaling.

You can't really see in this picture but the left side is the back of page one with the stacked pockets.  To top it all off, the page mechanism itself forms a pocket where I slipped a very large folded and pocketed tag. 

These pictures represent the general construction of each of the six pages. Here are the rest of the pictures....

Inside page 2

Back of page 2 and start of page 3

Inside page 3

Back of page 3 and start of page 4

Inside page 4

Back of page 4 and front of page 5

Inside page 5

Back of page 5 and start of page 6
Back of page 6 and the inside back cover with tag
 There is so much room in this album that Kathy showed how how to make a tag booklet secured to the inside front cover with magnets.  It has several layers and room for over 10 photos!

Well, I think this is going to be one of my favorite albums and you will be seeing it again here with different papers in the future.

Project Recipe

Tutorial: Paper Phenomenon Life in Retrospect
Paper: Kathy's kit included BoBunny Star Crossed and Authentique Crush
Embellishments: Feathers from Michael's, beads from my stash, Rare Earth Magnets, crate Papre Kiss Kiss Stickers, dies cuts journal cards from the paper lines, papers clips from my stash
Inks: Prima Chalk edgers from Scrapadabadoo

Hope you enjoyed my project!  Have a super scrappy day!


JanetDee said...

Love the twist on the cover! Right on. Great eye candy. Thanks for sharing.

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Another stunner Nancy, love the colours and the addition of the feathers.

Sue xx

Sue said...

This is stunning Nancy, a really fabulous design and gorgeous papers.
Sue xx

Lois said...

i have this tutorial and after seeing yours completed i need to make it. i have so many pictures to do for a friends garden theme i can see this is a good one. thanks for sharing.