Sunday, February 21, 2016

For Their Teenage Daughter - A Commissioned Album


I have a friend that called me up one morning wondering if I would help her. She and her husband had arranged to take their teenage daughter to a spa retreat for a couple of days, and wanted something for her to record the experience, and more life experiences, as well as include a pocket for letters from them both. I had 2 1/2 days to complete the project. My friend had mentioned this album (click here), and so I based this one on it, modifying the size.


As you can see by the photo, I decided not to attach the journaling and embellishment, but have them ready for her to attach herself as she puts her album together. Therefore all the cards, tags and punched shapes.






A ribbon closure done in a little different way. I wanted it to look like it was only tied around the cover flap, but I guess you can see the ribbon under the paper at the folds of the cover...


When opened, this is what you see.


The left holds and accordion of Stampin' Up dotted translucent bags, each with a tabbed tag in it created using the envelope punch board.



I am not going to show you each and every page of this album; just way too many of them. I did however, create outlines using either photo or journaling card templates, to give the daughter an idea of where to position them all as she assembles her album. I also added an envelope pocket here and there throughout the album as you see in the next photo. I glued the envelope shut, trimmed 1/16" off of on one side, on the front envelope side punched an oval thumb pull, and attached it to the page.


Here you can see the accordion pages created.


And lastly, and larger envelope pocket created to hold a letter from each of her parents.


Here the pocket is open.


And as usual, whenever I am creating with paper, I enjoyed doing it all. Hope there is something here to inspire your next album or scrapbooking project.

Till next time, happy creating!






1 comment:

Haideelum said...

Woww que belleza! Los colores son muy lindos