Sunday, February 21, 2016

Commissioned Album - Non Stampin' Up!

Today I am sharing with you another album. This one was commissioned. The only Stampin' Up product used was some cardstock, envelopes, ink, and stamps for this project. The DSP is something I've had for a few years before becoming a Demonstrator. I decided to show it to you anyway, as it may give you some inspiration.

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.

I used the thin chipboard backing of the 12 x 12 DSP packages for the album cover, covering it with Crumb Cake cardstock; about 1 1/2 packages of 12 x 12 DSP; and about 4 sheets of 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock to make up journaling cards that weren't a part of the DSP; and 1 package of Sketched Dots Tag a Bag Gift Bags (who came up with that name?) 138316.

Be sure to check in tomorrow for a great surprise! Till next time, happy creating!

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