Hi there! Becky here with you today with a truly special mini album! This post is photo heavy, so I am going to do my supplies as such photo by photo so you can see what’s what. The album that I used was the Basically Bare ‘Delightful Doors’ mini, and all of the papers are from the new Crate Paper collection ‘Maggie Holmes’. And here we go …
Flowers and Bling – Prima
Ribbon – Fancy Pants Designs
Chipboard Pennant Letters – Crate Paper
Flower and Bling – Prima
The small pocket at the bottom is simply a strip of paper, punched along the top, inked with brown ink, misted with water, scrunched up, allowed to dry, and adhered to the base using Inkssentials ‘Wonder’ Tape. This is a great way to provide space for extra photos, ephemera, etc.
Here is a view of the first pages of the inside of the album. Top center is an envelope that I covered with patterned paper and added a photo mat and bit of ephemera from the collection. Trim is from Maya Road and Fancy Pants Designs. The bottom page is clear acrylic, so I painted one side with Art Anthology’s amazing ‘Dazzle’ Sorbet. It dries clear, leaving only some gold glitter for a bit of bling! The right hand page has a chipboard flower, canvas leaf, and flip mat where there is room for two pictures or journaling inside.
Cardstock – Bazzill
Flowers – Prima
Vintage Button – my stash
The pages on left are the reverse sides of the envelope and acrylic sheet. They are both covered with patterned paper, and the top one has a photo mat, while the bottom has a journaling sticker, Prima flower and ephemera. The center is my favorite page in this album. The page is made of canvas, and I cut a frame from pretty floral patterned paper, cut a photo mat to fit just inside, and decorated it with some Prima flowers, Epiphany bubble caps for the centers of the flowers, and a tag.
Bazzill Card Stock
Epiphany Round 14 and Flower Button 20 Bubble Caps
Pink Ribbon – My Stash
The far left pate I added a large photo mat and two layered pockets to hold lots of tags for small photos and / or journaling. Pockets are so easy to make! These are just simply strips of patterned paper with decorative cuts on top, and adhered with Wonder Tape, or Scor-Tape, etc.
The center page is corrugated cardboard and I removed the outer layer (one side only!!!) of kraft paper by lightly scoring it with a craft knife, then misting it with water and letting it sit for a minute or two. Once the water has soaked in, the outer layer of paper is easy to peel off. Then I covered it with patterned paper and added some ephemera, a flower or two, and a tag shaped flip mat that flips up to reveal space for two photos and / or journaling.
The right hand page is the reverse of the canvas page you saw above. I simply used some ephemera from the Maggie Holmes collection, Prima flowers, and a film strip chipboard elememt from Basically Bare’s ‘Paparazzi’ collection.
Card Stock – Bazzill
Flowers – Prima
Various and sundry bits of ribbon from my stash
This page is the reverse of the corrugated cardboard page and I decorated it with patterned paper, a photo mat and decorative stickers from the Maggie Holmes collection. The row of tiny cameras on the right hand side were stamped using Glitz Designs’ Tiny Roller Doodle ‘Camera’ stamp roller … that is the coolest thing to play with!
This pocket page was simply covered with patterned paper, then I used an element from the ephemera pack that I only glued on the bottom and sides, making room for a pull out card with space for more journaling or a tiny photo.
The picture above is the inside back cover of the album. I added a photo mat, the word ‘Beautiful’ from the pennant chipboard letters, topped with pom-pom trim from Fancy Pants Designs. The dress form is from Basically Bare, and I inked and heat embossed the top and bottom with Ranger ‘Copper’ embossing powder, then cut a shirt and skirt from paterned paper, and added the blue paper bow from the Maggie Holmes ephemera pack.
The back cover of the album is simply covered with patterned paper, and I adhered some perfectly coordinating ribbon from Fancy Pants Designs to the back, which pulls around and ties on the front of the album.
This is my last post as a Design Team member with Basically Bare, and I want to thank Angela, Stayce and all the girls from the team for making this experience so amazing for me! I will miss being a part of the team, but it is time to move forward to a new phase in my life. And to all the Basically Bare fans … Blessings from Becky!