Saturday, February 14, 2015

mini album

Along with the monthly calendar challenge The Craft Barn is also hosting a weekly challenge, all details can be found here. This week's challenge was to make a mini album. 
I wanted to create a book for the ICADs I am creating with the Embrace your art 365. These measure 10 x 15 cm, a little border around them and the cover and the book would easily measure 20x20 cm, is this still a mini album? Apparently it is, I found somewhere a description that mini albums come in all different sizes with 8"x 8" being one of the most popular sizes, so I think my book qualifies. 





In all the videos I watched this week the cover was made using chipboard pieces and one scrapbook page, but my book is too big for a single 12" x 12" paper, so I used a packaging box instead. Glued my pattern paper on the front and back and used a piece of brown cardstock for the spine. 



On the inside I painted the spine brown and glued 3 pieces of patterned paper. (I forgot to take a picture,oeps)



Now it was time to create my waterfall pages. I cut a base page of 15 x 17 cm out of off-white cardstock, glued some flower paper at the bottom and used a decorative corner punch. For the waterfall I cut 5 pieces of 15 x 12 cm, scored them at 1 cm from the top and added a border at the bottom with the flower paper and finished it off with a decorative corner. Then all I needed to do was to glue them down on my base. On the left side I made the waterfall vertically and on the right side horizontally.

As I do not own a scoring board I needed to make something myself, I just took a soft pad, a ruler and my bonefolder.


22 comments:

  1. It looks charming Vicky, love the way you added the pages!

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  2. Lovely album. Love the idea with the waterfall pages :)

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  3. Excellent idea to do waterfall pages, You're quite brave too as I know how difficult it is to score straight without a board. You album looks beautiful too!

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    1. Thx a lot, who knows maybe I will invest in a proper board in the future.

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  4. That's a wonderful idea, Vicky, and your album is beautiful!

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    1. Thx Winn. Now I can have fun filling it :-)

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  5. This is marvellous. such a clever idea to make the waterfall pages. thanks for joining in at the craft barn challenge this week x

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  6. Great waterfall effect, and pretty papers - fabulous album!

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  7. This looks wonderful, Vicky! Have fun filling it!

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    1. Thx, I don't think of it as a mini album, when I think about mini I think really tiny, maybe I attempt to make something really tiny, who knows :-)

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  9. The waterfall effect of the pages adds a unique quality to your album.

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  10. Wow! An amazing album! Thank you for Taking part in our challenge.
    Jane (Craft Barn) x

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    1. Ever since the dictionary challenge I'm hooked on your challenges.

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