Saturday, November 7, 2015

Graphic 45 Couture Purse

When I saw the Graphic 45 Couture  paper I just thought it would be perfect to make a purse mini album.  My inspiration for this purse came from Anne at Anne's Paper Creations. 

My mom wanted me to make mini albums for her friends for Christmas so this is the first one I finished.  

I used a large purse magnet to hold the purse closed and a decorative button on the outside.  I found an owl charm at Hobby Lobby and the black beads were a curtain tie on clearance and I modified it to fit as a charm.  The other beads I strung on a wire.  The chipboard piece on the right was part of the Couture collection.  I added the ribbon roses and black ribbon fastened with brads for the handles.

 I used chipboard, tyvek and score tape to hold the cover together then covered it with black cardstock which I embossed and spread multi matte medium over to give it more durability.  I thought it looked sort of leathery which is the look I wanted.
This is the inside cover of the album and page 1.  I fussy cut the beautiful lady out and there is room to slide a photo or tag underneath her.  On the left is a pocket with some tags in it.

 The right hand side of each page opens for more photo space and each page has a fussy cut frame that a picture can be slid into.  The left side pages have a pull out photo mat.

I was really happy with how the purse album turned out.  It was a lot of work but my mom was thrilled with it and I'm sure her friend will love it.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, September 28, 2015

Home Sweet Home

I bought this paper to make an album for my mother-in-law for Mother's Day but was so busy with other album orders I didn't get it done until now.  I'm sure she won't mind a very late Mother's Day present.  Better late than never!  I used Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home paper collection as well as the chipboard pieces.  I made flowers from the paper scraps and used Spellbinders card Creator die for decorative edges on the pages.  I love all the bright colors and how well it looked against the black card stock.  My inspiration for this album came from Terrys Scrapbooks on You Tube.  I made a few changes and added pull out photo mats in between the pages.  I used some of the chipboard pieces to hang as charms on the spine.

Little Princess Baby Album


This album was requested for a baby shower gift.  I used The Preppy Princess stack which I think was from DCWV but couldn't find the front cover of the paper to make sure.  I love all the pink and green and girly paper.  I added pink rosettes that came on a roll as ribbon and just cut them apart.

Wedding Album for Jared and Rachel

My mom asked me to make a wedding album for a couple that was getting married at her church.  I used Always and Forever paper stack by Paper Studio from Hobby Lobby.

Monday, May 18, 2015


This 8" album was made from K & Company Susan Winget, Nature Collection.  I just love the colors in the collection.  I would have liked more birds in it than so many butterflies though.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Primrose Stack

The paper I used for this 8" album was DCWV Primrose Stack.  It had some beautiful papers and was a lot of fun to work with.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Stationers Desk Album

This album was made with Prima's Stationers' Desk  6 x 6 paper pad from Hobby Lobby.