Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Mini album

Here's the cover to the mini book I have been making for my husband. I used a 7 gypsies 6x6 mini chipboard album. The paper is from the summer stack (I think). I embossed a piece of off white card stock with the musical note cuttle bug folder and then distressed it with various Distress inks. I used Marion's (from chipboard embossing technique for the letters. I cut the letters out with Plantin schoolbook (cricut).
The whole book is still a work in progress, I just want to show off the cool cuts from Fabulous Finds. I made these super cute file folders cut at 4 inches and the bookplate at 3 inches. I used Distress crackle paint to give the bookplate a metallic look.

Here's a picture with the open folders. I have 3 stacked on top of each other. I am adding pictures of our daughters here.

I am at a loss with the page on the left. I had a lot of fun distressing the heck out of it, but now I am not sure where it will go. I am thinking of putting a cute pull out card for pictures and letters from his friends and family. On the right is a 6x3 page for journaling. The cuts were made at 2 inches with Plantin Schoobook

These pages are still really rough. I wanted to show the hinges on the right that I cut with Fabulous Finds. I also cut the library card with FF and the clipboard. What a great cart!

Here is the back side of the hinges. I cut them out of black card stock, painted them with bronze distress crackle and rubbed them with black dye based ink. The Right side is some emboss resist using my new 7 gypsies stamp, black embossing powder and Distress ink over the whole thing.

To the left is a journaling page. I used stamps from the making memories ornaments collection. The branch was cut with Potpourri cc and embossed with gold embossing powder and another 7 gypsies stamp

This was cut from Potpourri and the numbers from Plantin. My husband is a civil engineer and works on 101. I am using rings from 7 gypsies.
This album is still kinda rough, but it is masculine and grungy. Perfect for my husband. I am going to add some great acetate pages (I love my staz-on ink!), more folders, tags, manly charms, envelopes, etc . I am happy with how it is turning out. Now if only I can get our families to send me the pictures and sentiments.........


  1. This is a work of art! I can't believe how "scrapbooky" perfessional this has turnd out! What a wonderful gift too! impressive to say the least! :)