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Monday, February 6, 2012

Strathmore Pad Mini Album

I found a cool way to make a mini album, and I am going to show you what I did with it.  I found a tutorial here, by Paperkitz, on YouTube.  Then, I went straight to Michael's and bought the sketch pad.
 I used a Webster's Pages Farmer's Market paper pack for this book, although I did add 2 papers from Basic Grey because I needed a few more pieces than I had.  For the cover I used some Bazzill chipboard letters, Recollections bling, Petaloo flowers, and a Recollections Butterfly.  It is soooo dimensional!
 Another view...
 This is going to be picture heavy, sorry!
 Some pages are just left without any pockets, and covered.  She shows how to make a trifold page, and I put a butterfly punch out to create a pull tab.

 Some pages have pockets...
 This page on the right is folded so that the other side has another interactive piece.

 Here is that page opened.
 She shows also how to make the long, skinny pockets.
 This page is folded, then adhered to another page, creating a fold out and a pocket.

 And another one on the other side.  Another long pocket also.
 This fold out has a pocket with a tag.

 This pocket is a diagonal one.  I inked everything with Distress Ink, and used a MS edge punch for a lot of the tags.
 This little mini pocket is cool...here it is, just sitting there looking cute...
 Then it opens to the right, and there is a pocket...
 Then it flips up.
 This is a double layered pocket.
 And a little mini pocket fold page.
 Another trifold page.
 Another long pocket.
 This trifold page is adhered to the page on the left, so it creates a pocket also.

There it is!  This is going to my son's girlfriend.  I am going to fill it with our family favorite recipes.  And, yes, she asked me for them!  LOL!
Stay Crafty, My Friends!

3 comments:

scrappymo! said...

FANTASTIC, as usual!
I am constantly amazed about just how much you accomplish...

KitB said...

I LOVE your album!! You did such a beautiful job on every page and I also love the way you made it YOUR OWN! Sooooo clever using the Farmer's Market paper and making it into a recipe album! I want to make one!!! Thank you for sharing and keep me posted on your creations! ((HUGS)) KitB
www.paperkitz.blogspot.com

Maria said...

OHH This is awesome! You inspire me :D