an album designed by Kathy Orta, aka Paper Phenomenon. I also used Rachel's modification of adding a chipboard cover and one inch spines. I definitely want to give credit to these ladies for coming up with the design of the structure of this album. I used a Tim Holtz die to create the cupid and heart on the front of the album I used Viva Decor "Ferro" on the heart and arrow.
That flap also opens up to show more places for you to put photos.
This is what it opens up to on the opposite side.
Paper from numerous manufacturers was used in this album. One of the things I enjoy most about scrapbooking is mixing and matching paper collections. The main collection I used was an older collection from SEI. I supplemented it with paper from My Minds Eye, Echo Park, Bazzill, Little Yellow Bicycle, Pebbles, Heidi Grace, and BoBunny. I used washi tape on the hinges inside the album and some cloth tape on the outside from Oriental Trading Company (it is similar to 7 Gypsies Gaffer tape). I used punches by McGill, EK Success, Fiskars, WeR Memory Keepers, and Martha Stewart to create some of the embellishments. There are not very many embellishments because this is a gift to a non-scrapbooker and I wanted to make it easy for them to adhere their photos. Plus, the addition of the photos will significantly increase the thickness of this album and if there are very many embellishments it would be too fat.
Several people asked me about teaching this as a class at Cat's. Cat and I talked about it and the class will be on Saturday, August 24th. I will begin working on the sample album this weekend using a current paper collection at the store. Stay tuned for more details about the class as the sample is created so that we can share photos of it and will be able to give you a price.
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