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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Fotographia Mini Album

Hello all!  I am here today to show you a mini album I made out of these...
 I had seen a video here by ILuvVintageScrap where she had made a mini out of one of them.  I decided to use three...I used the "Never Ending Mini Album" design for it...it turned out COOL!
 As you all know, these envelopes have two pockets, one making a flap.
For this design, I pulled the flap pocket down a little more to make a little more room for pulling out tags.
 I inked all of my envelopes.  This is Zeke, and he is helping me with the process...such a good supervisor!  And please, don't look at my mess...I am getting my OWN CRAFT ROOM really soon, and it will be much nicer in just a bit!
 Then I put the envelopes together in the configuration that creates the album.
 Here are a couple of views of the album after I covered it with paper.  I used DCWV's Timeless Time Stack.  I LOVE IT!  The poloroid images made me buy it!
 Another view...
I wanted to challenge myself to not buying anything for this album, just using what I have.  And, because of the nature of this album, I wanted to keep the embellishments to papers from the pack.  So, I utilized the paper in cutouts and through the use of punches.  I only added some string that I inked for some of the tags, and some hole reinforcements that I had leftover from another project.

 I cut out another image of the "Fotographia" piece of paper and adhered it to the front cover over the same image, creating a pocket.  I put this paper slip in to show the pocket.
 Then I put things in the pocket, and layered images over the bottom of it to cover the "seam".  I titled it 2012, because I am going to use it to showcase 1-3 pictures a month through the whole year.  A sort of "highlight" photo album.
 The tags in the front cover. This paper stack has two pages of the poloroids and postcards!
 Front cover open...The tag behind the left poloroid comes out for journaling.
 ...then the right flap opened, showing the pockets of the envelopes.
 Then that flap pocket opened.  There is a TON of space for photos.
Here are the tags in the first set of pockets.
So then you turn the page after remembering which flap closes first (HAHA) and you get this.  This is the second set of flap pockets.  
 The tags in the flap pocket...
 Then opening the left side to reveal flap pocket number 3!
 These are the tags in this flap pocket.
 Then you open the flap pocket to the right, and you get this lovely "Dream" page.
 This is the flap pocket on the right opened to reveal the "Butterfly" page.  I embellished these butterflies with punches from some of the typewriter key paper.
 This is the middle section.  I added a flap with two of the postcard pieces to create another "page".
 The other side...

...and the back of the album.  

I hope you enjoyed this!  Pleasse check out her video and give this idea a try!  My album using the three envelopes holds  a lot of stuff, and measures 6" across by 8 1/4" tall!  Lots of room!  There are 20 photo mats and 13 double sided tags.  

Stay crafty!

5 comments:

KitB said...

Very clever and love your design work! I am now following your blog and thank you for your comment on mine, Gals! (HUGS cause they are HEALTHY!) KitB

scrappymo! said...

I love to see what you both have created. You are such talented ladies with such fabulous ideas.

The VelveteenMom-Yvonne "Bon" Ledford said...

Jackie & Michelle,

Totally AWESOME creation!!! I will be following your blog from now on! Please stop by my blog and if you like what you see follow me too...but it is not a requirement just wanted to share. Can't wait to see your next awesome creation. Until then...Tootles

Kathy Yip said...

Awesome! I have some of these envelopes. Will you please do a YouTube tut? TFS.

Kathy Yip said...

Awesome! I have some of these envelopes. Will you please do a YouTube tut? TFS.