Welcome today to my page with something really NEW from my side for this new year!
The challenge this month at Anything But A Card ChallengeBlog is “ NEW BEGINNINGS”. You can create anything your heart desires EXCEPT a card and do stick to the theme!
I thought turning 18 opens up a whole new world for any kid and couldn’t resist sharing what I made for that milestone birthday!
If you have read the title and are wondering even remotely, if it’s ME…NO..NO! I wish I could get back to 18…such wonderful, carefree days, Do you ever feel that anytime or is it just me???
Well, coming to the project, I made this for a mother who wanted to gift something “unique and special” to her daughter on her 18th birthday! She wanted her daughter to treasure it for a long, long time and I just knew I had to do this one..
Have a look…I made a pocket album with lots of inserts, tags, photo mats, spaces for journaling, stamping and of course to showcase a bit of my handmade embellishments too!
Since it was for a “little lady” I stuck to pastel colors and a floral theme which I guess will appeal to her in the years to come too! I have used papers from Recollections paper pack.
I have layered 2 empty cereal cartons to make the album cover, they really get sturdy there!
There are in all 5 main pocket pages, all with different colors, have inserts in them and some inter active elements too.
Album making is a new experience for me, this is probably my 3rd in the last one month, yes I am addicted to making these now!
I love to have sentiments and quotes as inserts inside the album. It throws up a nice surprise while you are actually browsing thru your old memories…I hope you get the picture here!
I have used a lot of stamps from TH, Heartfelt Creations, Fiskars and Paper Artsy for the quotes.
I dint want to get too vintage with the album, keeping the age in mind so just got about distressing the edges with co coordinating DI.
On some pages I have a mini accordion fold out held together with a satin ribbon which can hold smaller pictures.
On the whole the album can hold up to 40 photographs…Am sure the mom is going to have a great time filling it up and I can also imagine how the young lady is going to feel when she actually receives it! I am feeling emotional here…
For the closure, I have use a broad nylon ribbon and stained it with matching DI and this makes a lovely big bow when tied up, just like a little girls pig tail!
For the front cover, I have layered some cheese cloth, a doily and then the title is on corrugated cardboard panel, torn in places and egged with gesso for the shabby chic effect!
The lovely lavender flower too is from TH tattered florals and have edged it with Prima chalk edgers in grey for that chalky look and some twisted rose buds add that perfect feminine touch…what say???
A little resin butterfly in blue hovers around too.
On the spine I have some beaded danglers made with glass beads and baubles and have told the mother to attach some of her favorite charms or pendants. She was so excited with that option.
So, that brings me to the end of the album tour! I feel I have finished off very early…feels like I haven’t shared enough!
Cheers to “New Beginnings” and hope to see you all play along. Do visit here to see some amazing inspirations from the team.
I would like to enter this album in the following challenges..
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge – Anything Goes
OLLCB – words to inspire (there are whole lot of them inside!)
Shopping Our Stash Challenge – Use something New – (new paper artsy and heartfelt creation stamps)
The Crafters Café Challenge Blog-something new
Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your thoughts here…I love to read them all.
Until my next creative journey…
Happy Crafting and Re cycling.