Sunday, March 24, 2013

"Flipping" Over Flip Albums

Album Front Cover

Page 3

I used the same format for the album as I did from the Prima Romance Flip Album post from March 6th.  This entire album is created from the "Secret Garden" collection from Graphic 45.  Most of the pages were constructed from the 8" paper pack, but some of the larger tags were cut from 12" pages.    With spring just around the corner (even though I have on good authority the groundhog LIED!), these papers are a pleasant relief from the dreariness of winter.  For my cover, I used a combination of blues & lavender to accent one of the smaller secret garden prints.  Using the chipboard shapes adds extra depth & dimension.  I also used pop dots on parts of the banner to achieve the same result.

Wrinkled seam ribbon is one of my latest obsessions!  I've used it as my tie closure & on some of the pages to create a vine/leaf type look.  I would love to have every color of the rainbow of this luscious ribbon.  It's so easy to make with a spritz of water & glimmer mist.  Scrunch & dry--what could be easier or more beautiful?

Page 2

Interior page with side flap
Interior page with tag

Another interior page w/side flap
Center of book with garden fold flaps

Center of book behind gate flaps

The design of this paper collection is based off the book, The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett.
There are many passages from the book hidden inside my album.  Takes me back to childhood, that's for sure!

"If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a Garden."

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Romance is in the Air!

Full of roses galore, this Prima paper collection is full of ephemera-like designs. Large florals grace the pages giving it a romantic feel; it's sure to make the girl in you giggle with delight. Check out the coordinating flowers and embellishments as well as bits of lace and pearls!

This flip album was inspired by another blog post I saw on Facebook with designs from another favorite paper line of mine, Graphic 45.  This link is to the original post.  I used the same folding/cutting instructions as Gloria provided.  http://gloriascraps.blogspot.com/2012/12/graphic-45-and-scrapbook-adhesives-by.html  Wanting to completely change up the look, I went with the "Romance Novel" collection from Prima.  Vintage and Romance, just doesn't get any better than that!  Truely love the colors!  

Several of the double-sided papers include a cut-out for a folded, flapped envelope.  Made it so hard to decide which of the lovely sides to use!  The format for the album provides nine 6" x 6" pages as well as four "mini-pages" or flaps, 3" x 6".  This not only provides ample space to add photos, but journaling areas as well.  The flapped envelopes are great for additional tags or photos, or hidden journaling. 

Just a peek into the interior pages, too much detail to share in it's entirety!  If you try making one of the fabulous little albums, don't forget to embed the ribbon for tying the closure.  Also a good idea to decorate the cover last, so it does not get smashed or hinder constructing the interior pages.  TFL!!!