|Card I made for my sister to let her know I was thinking about her while she was making wedding plans.|
The flowers are from Miriam's Crafting Supplies and Michaels.
I die cut the leaves from the paper and scored them and inked them to show dimension.
|The box. |
|I painted both the exterior and interior edges of the box with acrylic paint.|
|Here is the mini album cover.|
The 6"x6" album is all hand-made, from the chipboard pages, to the die cuts on the interior.
I used two lengths of sheer ribbon to bind it.
I really like a smaller album, like this one, because it does not take up a lot of space and is easy to display and handle.
The paper was so much fun to use and, as it turned out, it was just right for Rick and Louise!
You can see here that the cover has an old-fashioned typewriter on it.
|Pages 1 & 2|
On the left, is a little album attached to the page.
It will hold 9 photos and there is a tag with lines on the back where they can record memories.
I enclosed a photo of them that was on their invitation and a template to make it easy for them to add photos.
On the right is an image from the paper and a little phrase that I fussy cut and matted.
I used the image to make a pocket where they can tuck little momentos of their special day.
|Pages 1 & 2 without tags.|
|Pages 3 &4|
I have wanted this Tim Holtz typewriter die, on the left, forever.
My friend Debi sent me one in a RAK and I have been hoarding it!
In the crafting world, RAK is short for Random Act of Kindness.
It was perfect for my writer sister!
It was plain chipboard, but I stained it to give it the look of an old and tarnished relic, so it would match the paper.
There are two double-sided photo mats tucked under a circular paper clip on the right.
|Pages 5 & 6|
Two double-sided photo mats are clipped on the left side.
I finally had a reason to buy this camera die!
My brother-in-law, Rick, is a photographer.
The camera is cut from chipboard that I painted with acrylic paint.
I used bronzed metal eyelets and a lever to embellish it.
|Pages 5 & 6 without photo mats and tags.|
|Pages 7 & 8|
On the left, I used my bird cage die and curved it a bit when I applied it to the page.
Two tags are tucked behind it.
There are more flowers and two of my hand-made leaves.
|The back cover.|
|This is the inside of the photo album that is attached to page 1.|
|This is one side of the accordion photo album on page 8.|
|This is the reverse side of the accordion photo album that is on page 8.|
|Here are all the tags, photo mats and photo albums included in the mini album.|
|Pictured are the reverse sides of all the tags, photo mats and photo albums in the mini album.|
Louise and Rick have settled back into a more normal routine now. They were very busy making plans, hosting out of town guests, and having the wedding at their home. The setting was perfect and the weather cooperated. Everyone who attended, said it was beautiful. I wish Louise and Rick many happy years together!
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And . . . until we meet again, may the Lord hold you in the hollow of His hand.