Hi Folks! Becky here today with a beautiful project using another amazing Basically Bare mini album and a few embellishments. Of course, now that the Christmas holidays are over, everyone is looking forward to the next fun holiday … Valentines! And my album, made with Authentique’s ‘Lovely’ Collection truly celebrates the season of LOVE! Check it out …
Isn’t it ‘Lovely’??? I used the ‘Funky Findings’ album from Basically Bare, and it was perfect for this project becasue of all the texture, envelopes and ‘nooks and crannies’ for decorating. I used a ‘Jailers Key’ coated with red glitter for a bit of bright color to contrast with the softer colors. Here are more pictures …
Under the cute image on the top left page, I cut a sheet of card stock twice the size of the image and scored and folded it down the center. I then adhered the image to the outside of the ‘card’, and added some ribbon to tie it close. Inside there is room for two images or some journaling. For the page on the right, which is a corrugated cardboard sheet, I took a craft knife and lightly scored the area I wanted to remove the outer cover from, then misted it with water, let it wait for just a minute or two, then easily pulled off the outer sheet of kraft paper.
The small image on the bottom left is another ‘flip’ mat, with room for two photos inside. Fot the right hand page I used one of the canvas Hearts from Basically Bare, inked it a bit, added a Tim Holtz ‘Trinket Pin’ on the top for a cute aged look.
Another ‘Jailers Key’ left in it’s natural black chipboard state with a red bow and a tiny sticker continues the ‘key to my heart theme, and looks really great with the pretty ribbon and lace embelishments. For the right hand page I simply trimmed the paper using the printed heart on the bottom for a journaling spot. At the top is another image with a flip mat for room for two more photos. This is the acrylic page with a tab, so I punched two 1/4″ holes about 3/4″ apart on the tab, and threaded two pieces of red ribbon through, tying a bow on either side.
For the reverse side of the acrylic page, I simply added a cute vintage image and a couple of stickers. The page on the right has an inked paper doily with a sticker, and a small pocket holding smaller images matted onto cream card stock with places for photos or journaling. To make the pocket, simply cut a strip of patterned paper the depth you want it and trim one edge with a decorative border punch, then ink all the edges. Next you mist the paper with water, scrunch and shape the strip of card stock, and let it dry, folded and scrunched so it will keep it’s shape. When it is dry (or you have dried it with a heat tool) you just glue three edges to the base page and add your little cards.
Lace and trims embellish the left hand page, topped off with a Tim Holtz charm. The journaling spot is stamped with an Anna Griffin stamp. The right hand page is two small envelope pockets, and are simply embellished with another, folded and inked, paper doily and stickers from the Authentique collection.
More small embellishments, another journaling spot from a stamp, and a precious vintage image covering a flip frame for two photos make up these two pages.
A photo mat and some stickers from the collection on the left, embellished with some Maya Road trim and velvet ribbon to accentuate the tab. And a gorgeous Victorian image and sticker, also from the Authentique collection for the inside back cover.
And the back cover, with the binding filled with beautiful trims and laces make up this very sweet mini album. Here is a list of the supplies …
Mini Album – Basically Bare ‘Funky Findings’
Canvas Hearts and chipboard keys – Basically Bare
Patterned Paper – Authentique ‘Lovely’ Collection – ‘Be Mine’, ‘Crush’, ‘Valentine’, ‘Greetings’, ‘Dainty’, ‘Fancy’, and ‘Amour’
Die Cuts – Authentique ‘Lovely’ Collection
Card Stock – Bazzill Basics ‘Card Shoppe’ Card Stock
Charms – Tim Holtz ‘Adornments’
Tim Holtz ‘Trinket Pins’
Blingy Buttons – Bazzill Basics ‘Alexandria’
Ribbon – Maya Road ‘Antique Alterable Scallop Trim in Cream’, May Arts ‘Silk – SK01′, May Arts ‘Green Velvet’, Creative Impressions Organdy in ‘Red’ and ‘Pink Lemonade’, and Websters Pages ‘ Marked Red’ Crocheted Trim
Epiphany Crafts – ‘Round 25′ Shape Studio Tool and Bubble Caps; ‘Round 14′ Shape Studio Tool, Bubble Caps and Brads
Other: Red Glitter, Rose Seam Binding, Various Buttons, Paper Doilies ‘Wilton’, Brown Ink – Stampabilities, hook and loop adhesive dots (WalMart)
I sure hope you have enjoyed this project! Come back soon for another great project from our AMAZING Design Team!!! Blessings, Becky