Friday, January 11, 2013

Dim Sum Birthday Mini Album

This is the 2nd mini album made for Cousin's milestone Birthday. After the dinner party the previous night, the next day was a wonderful Dim Sum lunch at a renown restaurant in San Francisco.  The album is also 10" x 6-1/4" with inside pages being 10" c 6".  The front of the cover was from one of the take out paper bags.  The red sections were cut out, clear tape adhered to the top, cut, then put through a Xyron. Then it was applied to the cover. The front and back mat board cover is covered using a slick heavy weight card stock made by express yourself...Creatively in Shiny White. 
Attached on the spine are Cloisonne beads, gold cord, and red satin ribbon:

More photos: there are boarder punches throughout the album.  EK Success Modern Cube and Bricked in Black Recollections card stock used. This is the EK Success Modern Cube punch. See the photos of the Dim Sum?  They were all plucked from the Inter Net, scaled down, printed and cropped throughout the album as the embellishment. All the pages are white card stock except the inside page covers are Recollections Red card stock.
The Asian boarder used here is a SVG cut file using my SCAL computer program. I've used this boarder for many other projects.  The right side photo shows Kanji calligraphy printed  on acetate.  The file can be found in the Silhouette on line store.  A piece of white paper is used to show off this page. Cool, eh?
More photos:
More photos a lots more Dim Sum photos:
"It was Yummy" is cut using SCAL on my computer: the FREE font is called Chow Fun (how appropriate, eh?). I like how this project turned out. Originally it was suppose to be a take out box........but again, too many photos so it became the same size album as the dinner one which is OK.


Leanne said...

Oh this is awesome and you did a wonderful job! I bet your cousin is enjoying all the pictures and all the details. Fabulous book Patti!

Maalai said...

Thanks for the information... I really love your blog posts... specially those on Local Tamil News