Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Mini Album for one of my Best Friends!!

Hi All
I am up! I have just done the last 3 nights at work and I have finally got my pictures sorted out so I can blog my latest mini album.  I made it for my best friend Richard who is living away. I took photos before I filled it with his pictures.  It's called Random Memories. 
I used T!m Holtz Lost and Found paper stack.  I didn't have many sheets left but there was just enough for this mini.  I used black celebrate it paper bags that I bought in Michaels when I went over to America on holiday.
Here are some photos of the mini and the tags that I created for it.
Front Cover
First Page - Double Slider with a microphone charm as a pull
First pocket page - room for 2 pictures - 1 behind the tag and 1 on the tag itself.  I used over 30 pictures to fill this little mini.
Opposite page.  The metal tags I made from card and sticky back metallic paper drawing on a technique I learned at a craft class by Ali Craft
A flip up page with a magnet to keep it shut and a T!m Holtz clock and game spinner.  I also put a picture o the front next to and tucked under the clock.
Another flip up page this time with a T!m Holtz corner and another magnet holding it shut.
Another pocket page.  I had to hold back on the bling and the flowers as this needed to be a photo heavy and very male themed mini.
Another pocket page.
A space for a photo and a music note charm in the top left hand corner secured through an eyelet with a jump ring.
I love this paper so its a big space for a photo.
Last set of pocket pages.
I used black ribbon to tie in the tops of the tags.
The last page.  A music note in the top left corner and a note from me.
Here are some big tag pictures.  There are two in each bag and there are six paper bags.
The first tag. I put it through my big shot with an embossing folder and the distressed it with vintage photo and stuck some T!m Holtz paper on the back.  I made 12.
The back of the big tags.
I really hope that Richard likes this album.  It was a challenge making an album for a man but I think it turned out OK.  I used hair bands and ribbon for the binding and I really like how it lays when it's open so I will be using it more in the future.
I made some alphabet beaded word charms for the spine so it didn't look so naked. I was surprised at how many music related charms I had in my stash.
I always take the time to spell check my posts and I always smile to myself when it doesnt recognise the crafting terms that I use.
Thanks for taking the time to peek in.
Big Hugz

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