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So this week I am showing you my little Sarah box. I made one for Ireland earlier thisyear, and had intended to put a mini album in it of her...but it became her little purse. She loves it so much that I don't want to use it for anything else now. But when I received some fabulous pictures of my niece Sarah. I knew that the perfect little mini album was one that would be contained in her own "purse".
I used Spellbinders products & Core'dinations throughut this entire little mini album. And I LOVE the outcme. Surprisingly, it wasn't colours that are "me", but for sarah's 1 year birthday party last week I made her an album and had lot's leftover, so I created a couple pages and this project. Hope you like it.
I started out by painting the entire outside & inside of the box. Lavendar outside (Kaisercraft paint) white inside. Then I ran the white brush over the outer edges of the box to make it look a little distressed. I did paint some of the metal fixtures lavendar & white, knowing full well some would wear off and some would stay on. I like that weathered look.
I adhered the Core Impressions Basic Grey-Ornate line down on the box with Scrapbook Adhesives- Adhesives sheets. (super handy sheets I tell you!!!!! I used them for my flowers too and because I did a lot of punching on the edges of paper, these sheets are the most perfect thing for adhering them down!
You can't see, but I did use a spellbinders circle die to create a base for this lacy part. I wanted to stay within the circle and it was a good guideline. The layered rectangle dies are PERFECT for matting photos. I just didn't emboss them cause I knew you wouldn't see it anyways.
This purse is so deep that I put all the leftover pics that I made up in the bottom. I made extra mini, 4x6's and 5x7's for future design projects, and my parents album, etc. I am stoked because now when I am looking for a picture of this precious peanut, I just need to look in her purse.
I found the perfect mini album to build on. It's from 7 Gypsies. You are suppose to use these little mini elastics, however I robbed them last year for a project I did with my dear friend Vicki Boutin in November. *** for those of you looking for something to do next weekend, don't forget Vicki along with Becky Fleck, Kelly Goree and Kimber McGray are going to be in Saskatoon for the launch of the inaugural Crop & Create. We had space and would love to have you join us! click here for more details.***
As you can see I did incorporate quite a few punches in this album. I didn't have any "edgeabilities" but if I had I would surely have used them to crete the same type of look.
I have a little room to do the journaling. That is always important!
Something you may not think of when you create mini albums is to include the photo cd. But with these FANTASTIC Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Photo CD pockets, you will never lose your photos again!
(I find that while you may back up your photos on an external harddrive, this is such a handy storage too in case anyone ever asks you to borrow the cd.
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