Monday, May 16, 2011

Another Asian Bitty Album Book

I love how this project turned out. Wrapped in a clear plastic goodie bag topped with a tag and organdy bow. The beautiful paper: again from Best Creations really makes this a great gift for someone who is turning yet another milestone birthday. I love to make these little albums as gifts and snatched up a bunch of them when SU was retiring them. This is one of my favorites!

The gift tag: Glitter flowers are adhered to the paper along with blossom embellishments. Leftover paper was used with a white card stock mat. Punch the top corners of the tag with the corner punch. The crop-o-dile was used to punch the hole for the hanging cord. Happy Birthday message is stamped in SU Certainly Celery ink.

Look - see the small little birds on top of the album case? Cute!!!! These birds were originally planned for the front but they just seemed to look better on top with some flowers.

Case front is adorned with punched cherry blossoms, Geisha Shadow embellishment (it's a SVG cut file from My Cricut was used to cut this file using the SCAL program (Sure Cuts a Lot). By cutting it three times, the Geisha is a thick and sturdy embellishment.

Here's another view of those cute little birds:

The spine is embellished with 1/4" wide Pink Organdy ribbon and silver charms: two hearts, a shoe, a picture frame......note the small frame with "my birthday" printed using my computer.

Case back:

Album cover with Pink 2011 cut from SCAL using the Brushstroke numbers 1" tall

The album pages have 3-1/4" x 3-1/4" White mats. The first page is stamped with a greeting

Inside album cover has SU Pretty in Pink embossed Cherry Blossoms and punched corner swirls in each corner. Leftover pattern paper was used to make the punched corners ..........(so it would match the rest of the album!).

Inside album cover:

To make the cherry blossoms: first punch in white, sponge with daubers

If you have one of these" fancy flower makers", use the largest metal ball to roll the centers on a thick foam mat. Watch the flowers come to life with dimension.

Apply Star Dust Stickles to the flower centers: Randomly apply these flowers to the case.


  • Stamps: SU Warmest Regards, SU Well-Scripted

  • CS: Pretty in Pink, White, Best Creations DSP

  • Ink: Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink, Lovely Lilac

  • Others: Paper Shaper by EK Success Fancy Photo Corner Punch, Cuttlebug Asian Embossing Folder, Stickles Star Dust, Daubers, Sticky Tape, Tombow Glue, 1-1/4" Circle Punch, Mulberry Birds, Cherry Blossom Punch from Daiso (local Japanese Store), SCAL Brushstroke numbers, SU Bitty Book, 1/4" Pink Organdy ribbon, 3/8" Pink Organdy Ribbon, Crop-o-dile, SU Corner punch, SCAL Geisha SVG file from, Glue Stick

Thank you for stopping by today.............................


ArtisticInkspirations said...

Very nice all the textured embossing. I just got some cherry blossom embossing folders...too bad those itty bitty books aren't for sale any more!! Beautiful job..

eunice said...

Oh my...whomever the fortunate one is to receive this treasure for their birthday is really gonna fall in love with this album you've created! I am just in awe of all the attention to details and all the time & care you spent
embellishing this beautiful album.
Love the birds, Patti! Will you be willing to share where you purchased them?

Karli said...

I love these bitty books! I know they will be cherished. :) Hugs~

Jan said...

Great 'Bitty Book' Patti! Love it!

Creations by Patti said...

Hi Everyone

Thos small little birds can be purchased at the floral section in anhy craft store (they sell butterflies there, too)