Sew Cute with Basically Bare Oh So Mini17 September 2012 | By Veronica in Dress Forms, Mini Albums & Journals
Whoot Whoot, Veronica here and I am so excited to share with you my latest “Oh So Mini” album. As you know you can mix and match the album pages. Well I had a couple of clear acrylic pages left over from mixing and matching other albums using the “Oh So Mini” pages; and it dawned me why not sew the two clear pages together and make pockets? That is just what I did which lead me to pull my theme of “Sew Cute” together.
I took the bracket acrylic page and laid the scallop acrylic page on top. I did have to cut the scallop page about an inch and using my crop-a-dile make another set of holes for my rings. I needed the top scallop page a little shorter so that I could slip tags inbetween the pages with enough room for the tag ribbons.
OK, on to the sewing part. I again made some small holes on the top and bottom of my layered pages then using a slip stitch I went ahead and hand “sewed” them together. I still needed to sew a divider in the middle of the layered pages so that I would have two pockets for my tags. Rather than using my May Arts burlap ribbon, I decided to place snaps along the center. I thought it was a cute idea since I was going with the whole sewing theme.
Below is the back side of the cover page. You can see the snaps better on this side. The one important thing you have to remember when working with acrylic is that of course whatever you place on the front will show up on the back. I decided to make my tags out of the Tim Holtz “Kraft Resist” paper because of the sewing pattern. Also I liked the whole monochromatic base color that I used throughout my album.
Below is the tabbed page that I covered with October Afternoon ”farmhouse” collection. I used old packaging from a sewing kit that my husband’s grandmother had from the 1950′s to make a pocket for my tags.
Though out the album I added the original packages from grandma Elsie’s sewing notions.
On the Basically Bare canvas page shown, I used stazon ink and stamped a tape measurer image with my Impression Obession stamp. Then I spritzed it with glimmer mist. I personally like making blobs rather than an even spray. I added some prima chipboard and flowers.
I have some standard processes I use when creating an album. The first is to pick a standard base color the second is to pick one element and use it throughout the album. In this “Sew Cute” album I decided to use the tape measurer image. Notice how pretty much every page has a tape measurer image stamped on a tag or on canvas.
I love the way my Basically Bare “Dressform” chipboard turned out. I threaded all my wood buttons and glued them on. I really like the way this dressfrom ties into the whole sewing theme.
October Afternoon farmhouse collection came with a” Miscellany” pack, so I used their tags along with grandma’s original notion cards.
I loved designing this album and I hope that it shows. I can’t say enough about the “Oh So Mini” albums. Each album I make using these fabulous mix and match pages is more fun than the last. Each album is totally unique because you decide which of the pages you want in your album.
Basically Bare: Oh So Mini Album, Dress Form
Other Product Used: October Afternoon, Prima Marketing, May Arts, Ideaology, Jenni Bowlin, 7 gypsies