Wait 'til you see this gatefold style album. This class was conducted by fun and flamboyant Suzy West (www.suzywest.blogspot.com) at CHA. Suzi teaches at local scrapbook stores (and all over the world) so check yours to see if she on the roster and which project she will teach! This class really opened my eyes to so much more than scrapbooking. There are so many elements in this mini book..............finished project size is 10-1/2" x 6-1/2". The layout is exactly as Suzi taught in her class except the them is Friends instead of Family - I ad libbed the backside of each page since I really wanted to utilize all the paper received for this class............am happy to report I have very little scraps left over. The front cover is chipboard scallop boarder covered with Bella Blvd. decorative paper. Flowers and dress are cut, crystal effects added where desired. I added the hand written "always" using a Sakura black gel pen. The Sakura pen was also used to add detail "dot" to the scallops.
Here's the back side of the front cover. This page was added from the original class. Crystal effects added to the drinks and center of the flower. Handwritten "Awesome" on the tag using the Sakura black gel pen. Again, "dots" along the scallop bottom.
Right side front cover: with the leftover paper, mats are cut for future photos slipped into the pocket made. I love this decorative "curling" detail - closer photo below. The button center is a clear button on top of a decorative circle and popped with a dimensional. "friends" was made using sticker letters.
Here is a closer view of the 3 layers of "clip & curl" detail
Right side inside cover: is created using the left over scrap and punch outs from the kit. Original tag is "Dance Party" which I chose to cover with a strip of strip scrap. The dress is covered with crystal lacquer and the word "fabulous" is hand written on the tag peeking out.
Page 2 left/right side: it's a canvas page with pockets and tags!!!! Note the curling detail at the top of the pocket. The tags are part of the Bella Papers. Words are made using sticker letters.
Page 2 left side inside: another pocket with sentiments: "My friends" and removable tags with a calendar tag, too
Page 2 right inside: also pockets with mats for photos along with the curling detail at the pocket top. "Us" is made with sticker letters.
Page 3 left/right side: yet another medium: clear acrylic pages to decorate!!!! Crystal effects added to the flower centers, flowers popped with dimensionals. All words are sticker letters.
Page 3 left inside: scraps used to make this page:
Page 3 right inside: scraps also used to for this page
Page 4 left/right side: was suppose to be corrugated board which never arrived in time for the class (oh well,) so I used kraft colored chipboard: spritzed with Shimmerz Spray and edged sponged - worked fine! Words on the left page is hand written using the Sakura Gel pen. Right side "January" is made from sticker letters. The large flower is hand cut from a larger sheet of Bella Blvd. paper and popped with dimensionals.
Page 4 left inside: using the left over stickers and calendars, this page is created. "Remember" is handwritten using the Sakura gel pen.
Page 4 right side inside: left over scrap for this page, too used. "Memories" his handwritten using that Sakura black gel pen. Crystal effects added to the drinks.
Back page is corrugated board, partially torn at the bottom and sprtized with Shimmerz Spray: Those large drinks have crystal effects added to them. The drink strip at the bottom also has crystal effects added, too. Note the bottom turquoise strip is "gathered" at the right side..........when I though I couldn't learn yet another thing, Suzi throws this in............well, you can gather ribbon like this, why not paper, too? Just fold and secure with sticky tape.
Holes for the album are punched using the Big Bite, then metal rings hold all the pages together.
I hope you enjoyed this album - there is so much detail to it and even more elements than I could have imagined. Even if you don't make this album, there are some great details to incorporate into a card or any other project.
Punky Sprouts: Mixed Medium Albums
Bella Blvd.: all papers, sticker, and die cut pieces
Epiphany Crafts: all epoxy and buttons
Crystal Effect: Stampin' Up
Glue Arts: Tape adhesive
Clearsnap: red ink pad
Saukura: Black Gel pen
my best to all...............................