My project today is one I was asked to make for my friend who retired from teaching this year.
We met through crafting and she has been so good to me...like a second Mum!
Her daughters' asked me to make something that would hold notes/tags from people who had written
little anecdotes about their Mum.
I decided to go with a pocket book made from envelopes.
....this was my 2nd attempt....the 1st ended up in the bin....
I hardly know where to start to explain how I made it....lol
It's made with 5 pieces of chipboard - the front, bottom, back, top and flap.
I covered the pieces with My Mind's Eye 'Wild Asparagus' paper
leaving a 5mm gap between the joins.
The front flap was cut using a Tim Holtz 'on the edge bracket die' and I added
a magnetic closure on the inside of the flap and on the outside of the front before covering with paper.
The inside is made with envelopes joined together accordian style.
I took nine kraft envelopes (I find PaperMill luxury C6 really good quality) sealed them and then cut off one end. Then with a circle punch, cut a large notch out of the cut end.
I inked around the edges with vintage photo distress ink and let dry.
Then taped the envelopes one on top of each other with DS tape.
I added the lace around the front of the album before taping the envelopes
to the inside on the back and front.
The flowers are Prima and the metal corners are from Forgetmenot Papercrafts in Belfast.
I added two little pins and a sprinkling of adhesive pearls around the flowers.
I printed the word 'memories' on matching paper and added it to the metal (Tim Holtz) frame.
I put the brads through the chipboard before covering the inside so the metal pieces wouldn't show.
If the book is now filled with the tags, I'll see if I can get a photo to show it finished!
I found it a challenge to make....on my first attempt the paper kept splitting at the joins.
I think the paper was just too wet and I was stretching it too much.
Apart from all that, I was pleased with it when I had it finished and I know that my friend loves it too and that's the main thing!
And now for the link to the next project.
It's day 13 and Lou has a gorgeous Christmas journal to share.
We only have a sneak peek and I'm dying to see inside.
You can find it HERE
Thank you for visiting today and a big 'hello' to welcome my new followers!
Tomorrow I'll have a link to Trish's Christmas project
and maybe even have something of my own too :)
Have a lovely day,
I'd like to enter this album in the following challenges:
MIM ~ anything goes
Lady Anne's Challenges ~ anything goes
Love to Create ~ fancy edges
Stamp & Create ~ lace
Stamps & Fun = creativity ~ anything goes
Tuesday Alchemy ~ anything goes
Oldie but a Goodie ~ anything but Christmas (all except the flowers are more than 6 months old)
Papertake Weekly ~ flower power