Thursday, June 4, 2015

It's a Cute Purse, No Wait A Mini Album!

I have been a member of Kathy Orta's kit club for a little over a year and am enjoying the great, inventive, and interesting mini album projects.  The amount of paper and supplies we get is amazing and very generous. My project today is from Kit Club #11 - The Convertible Album and it looks like a ladies handbag.

I think the reason it is called the convertible album is because you can choose to make it into the purse shape or leave off the closure and handle and just make the wonderful album.  The project also uses a chipboard speciality album with the pieces inserted throughout with a special hinge that Kathy's shows us how to make.

Enough talk.....  here is my decorating take on the Convertible Mini......
I decorated some like Kathy and some like me.

Close up of the front

Here is the back
Just a note about the pages.  The 100 Days of Summer album came out before I started this one and I used the stacked pockets idea in my convertible album.

Inside first cover and first page

Here is where you can see the stacked pockets I added to the design of the mini. It just gives more space for tags and that means we can add more pictures.

 On this page I cut out the round slides "thingy" and attached it to the pocket so that it made another pocket.
I made a fancy tag for this page that opens up and has pockets.
More stacked pockets here. You can also see the added page
with Kathy's special new hinge

I love adding elements to pockets that make more pockets.

This is a really big album because there are 6 pages on both sides of the handle clasp. This is the start of the second section.

More stacked pockets and lots of tags.

Finally the last page!
I really liked this project for a number of reasons; super interesting design and clasp, really two albums in one - 12 pages in all, and the new "add any element" hinge.  Thanks Kathy!

Project Recipe

Tutorial: Paper Phenomenon Convertible Mini Album
Paper: Kathy's kit included BoBunny Mordern Miss, Paper Accents black, cream, red and Navy
Embellishments: Rare Earth Magnets, Trinket charms from Kathy's shop, BoBunny ephemera and a bunch of other goodies from the collection, paper clips from my stash, amazing purse clasp from the kit
Inks: Ranger Distress Black Soot

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


Sue said...

This is wonderful Nancy, a really fabulous design full of interesting detailing and I love the colours.
Sue xx

Dr Sonia S V said...

Love the color scheme Nancy and such a cool design!
Dr Sonia
Cards Crafts Kids Projects

Pauline K said...

Very nice!! Love the pictures and details.

coldwaters2 said...

Ooooooo I am squealing with delight seeing this awesome project Nancy I am a lover of both your albums and handbags this one is absolutely fantastic, brilliantly piece of creativity.
lorraine x

Viviane said...

It is adorable!! I love this design. I what one like this!

Dora said...

wonderful! beautiful made. the colours and details are great!