Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Island Oasis Fun Mini Book

I have been working on this mini album......whew! The album style is the creation of Laura @ You NEED to check out her Utube video tutorial from March 3, 2010 called "Wavy Envelope Mini Album" - (link: yup, the inside pages are (5-1/2) #10 Envelopes (legal size). So I will not be showing how to do this - proceed to her site. Here's the front of the album: finished project size is 4-1/2" x 6-1/2". The front and back covers are made from Matt Board - yup - Matt board (courtesy of Teri F). 1" White O-wires were used for this project. Loose Rings can also be used as well.

Here is the front cover flower: use the Island Floral Bigz Die to cut through felt purchased from your local fabric store or anywhere you can get the color to look decent. A tempting turquoise punched 5 petal flower and a extra large flower also nests in this mix. That brad: not sure where that came from but I found it in my stash and it works so I used it (one less brad lying around). Secure with Pop Up dots.

Stamp "remember" from the new In a Word stamp set in Tempting Turquoise ink and punch out with the round tab punch, pop with dimensionals. The "FUN" is chipboard covered with Tempting Turquoise CS with details using a white gel pen. Adhere words to cover using anywhere glue pen.

Back cover:

A panoramic view of the inside:

Left photo: overview
Right photo: Inside front left cover with a wavy envelope pocket (3-1/2" high) where a personal note (3-1/2" x 4") can be written or a small photo. The right side is the start of many wavy envelopes where the white tag pulls out. Total (10) tags in this album either for photos or for journaling. Envelope tag size is 5" x 4", each corner punched with a corner rounder.

Each of the solid CS in this album are stamped with the Tropical Party images using Versamark ink. Each white tag insert has a matching 1-3/4" punched circle in the back.

Here are the Flowers used for the tags: Use the 5 petal flower to punch out the tips. Pair up the flowers to plan the position in the album. Use the SU Exclusive Dot Impression Folder to create texture on the flowers. Remember to punch (2) each of 5 colors for both the 5 Petal Flower and the 1-3/4" Circle.

Left photo: Pull out all the ribbons!!!! Mix and match ribbons for the spine: cut 8" long - add white ribbon, too. If loose leaf rings are used, reduce amount of ribbon to be used.
Right photo: Here's the cut felt flowers for the front from the Island Floral die - the tempting turquoise is a punched 5 Petal Punch. I later added a punched extra large fancy flower using the Island Oasis DSP.
Left photo: did you notice the white gel stitched lines in the front and back cover? "Stitch" 1/8" away from the edge on only three sides.
Right photo: Use Versamark to randomly stamp Tropical Party images.
Left photo: Stamp "remember" and cut 1" wide x 2-5/8". Use the round tab punch to create the pointed ends.
Right photo: Not fun at all to trace and cut out the chipboard letters in tempting turquoise. I searched through alphabet stamps and dies. None worked but some "random" letters I had were perfect. Thank goodness, I only had to hand cut 3 letters. Adhere with anywhere glue stick.

  • Stamps: In a Word, Tropical Party
  • CS: Rose Red, Tempting Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, Old Olive, Whisper White, Island Oasis DSP
  • Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Versamark
  • Accys: SU Exclusive Big Shot Island Floral Bigz Die, Extra Large Fancy Flower Punch, 5 Petal Flower Punch, Round Tab Punch, 1-3/4" Circle Punch, 3/16" Corner Rounder Punch, SU Exclusive Big Shot Dot Impression Folder, White Gel Pen, 1/2" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon: Pumpkin Pie+Old Olive, 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon: Old Olive+White+Pumpkin Pie, 5/8" Grosgrain in White+Regal Rose+So Saffron(retired), 5/8" Striped Tangerine Tango Grosgrain (retired), Dimensionals, Pop Up Glue Dot, Anywhere Glue Stick

Thank you for visiting today...............hugs!!!


Julie A. said...

Too darn cute! Love it!

Laura said...

This is so incredibly cute! All ready for some fun in the sun photo's! Love it! (Thanks for the shout out, too!)

Lorie said...


Dawn Dickinson said...

Wow! This is really cute - makes me want to scrapbook my Hawaii pics. Great job!

Penny said...

Patti, I couldn't find the tutorial for the "Wavy Envelope Mini Album". Could you possibly post the direct link to the tutorial? Thanks and looooove your work.

Creations by Patti said...

Hi Everyone: here is the link to the video

Anonymous said...

Yummy Mini book loving that new DSP ..hope we get it here in NZ