Friday, May 13, 2011

Asian Bitty B'day Album

May is a busy birthday month. This gift was made for someone who had a milestone birthday - one of those BIG ones! Wrapped in a clear plastic goodie bag and tied with a organdy ribbon ready to give. I love this paper from Best Creations which has the subtle glitter throughout - careful strategic cutting was needed to showcase the pattern. Pictures from the party will fit great inside this gift!

The gift tag: The black swirl is punched and the mat was hand trimmed

Case front with black punched swirls on the corners and red punched swirls to make a square shape. The center word is "shou" which means long life in Chinese.

Case back: each corner with punched black swirls

Brass medallions hung from the spine:

The front medallion is punched in black on top of 3 layers of red card stock.

Album cover simply embellished with numbers cut using SCAL brushstroke numbers about 1" high.

Each of the album pages have been cut 3-1/4" x 3-1/4" with the first page stamped (from Stampmagick Chinese sayings) using black ink.

Inside album cover is embossed using the Cuttlebug Asian square lattice folder, each corner punched with black swirls.

For this project, these are the pieces needed:

(3) 1-3/4" punched circles in SU Real Red

(1) punched Asian Character

(12) punched Corner Swirls in Black

(4) punched Corner Swirls in SU Real Red

(2) Inside covers in SU Real Red

balance Case and Album are using Best Creations Designer Paper.


  • Stamps: Rubbernecker, Stampmagick

  • CS: SU Real Red, Black, Best Creations DSP, White

  • Ink: Black

  • Others: Paper Shapers Fancy Photo by EK Success Corner Swirl Punch, 1-1/4" Circle Punch, 1-3/4" Circle Punch, SCAL Customs Brushstroke Font numbers, Glue Stick, Sticky Tape, Black Cord, Assorted Brass Medallions, 5/8" Red Organdy Ribbon, Cuttlebug Asian Embossing Folder, SU Bitty Book

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


Chris said...

Beautiful! I love the vivid colors! Very nice!

Toots said...

Love this project, Patti! Thanks for sharing!

eunice said...

Gorgeous!!! As always, beautofil and classy...what a wonderful gift, I'm sure it was LOVED!Love the photo corners you used...they are the perfect accent to your shou cut-out!