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Friday, January 18, 2013

Tall Skinny Mini


 Well, here it is.  Several months of work and such, coming up with a new "mini" album.  I say this loosely because it is 12" tall and 6" wide on the covers!  But the pages themselves are only 4" wide, hence the name "Tall Skinny Mini" album.  I love how it turned out!!!
 My inspiration came from the "Witches Journal" I saw on YouTube by CreaBoetiek.  She created a lovely album and I was fascinated by it, but one problem...she didn't do a tutorial on how she made it.  I decided to come up with my own album and here it is!  I am planning on doing a series of tutorial on this album, because each and every page is different!  I made 8 pages for this book, but I have come up with14 different combinations of how to create pages from a single 12x12" paper!
I have made a video on my YouTube channel, here.  Please come check it out.  I know that this post is long, but these pictures really don't show just how much fun stuff is packed in this album!
 I came up with a clever way to cover the edges of the 12" tall chipboard edges with paper, because I really don't like "raw" edges.  I also used the "Stack the Deck" binding system by Laura Denison.  I think in the video I said "Hidden Hinge".  FORGIVE ME!!  I used "Stack the Deck"!!!  I will definitely have to fix that or edit it or something.  Jeez!  I really don't want to have to do the whole video again!!
 There are multiple pockets and pages in all different sizes.
 There are tags, and tags that are actually booklets.
 Some of the tags come out of the top of the pages, and have flaps that fold down onto the page.
 I used Graphic 45's Old Curiosity Shoppe papers for this project.
 I also used embellishments by Recollections, Bo Bunny, Petaloo, Tim Holtz, and 7 Gypsies.
 Lots of places to put pictures, hide journaling, etc.
 Sorry...long post.
 Almost done.
 OK, maybe not, but isn't it beautiful!
 I made the covers so much wider than the pages so that things can stick out a lot with out being in danger of getting smooshed.
 Tall pockets, short pockets, skinny pockets, OH MY!
 I made pockets out of paper pieces too.
 OK, that's it for now.  Please check out the YouTube videos and see what inspired me, and see the whole explanation of all of the wonderful things I put in my album.  I hope you like it, and I will be doing a tutorial series soon!  Please, please, please, let me know what you think!!!

Stay crafty, my friends.



6 comments:

Book Bling said...

Love, love this.

DR said...

I love it!! I so need a tutorial!! pweeze!!! LOL

Jools said...

This is amazing! I love it and can't wait for the tutorials to begin.

Cindy Vernon said...

Awesome job

Nancie said...

Sounds great..can't wait for the tutorials..tfs

Nancie said...

Sounds great..can't wait for the tutorials..tfs