Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Milestone Birthday Mini Album

There's nothing like a celebration for a milestone birthday. This one is for a family Cousin album to remember the occasion.  The album finishes 10" x 6-1/4", pages are 10" x 6".  Paper used is from DCVW the Bella Armoire Stack which has the most elegant foil and shimmery Black & White papers.  All I had to do was add the Recollections Cartulina (red)  and Recollections Vanilla card stock to complete the color story.  The front jewel is something from Joanne's fabric Store attached with a glue gun.  Boarder punches used on the red band.  The original concept for the mini was to be a purse but there were too many photos so it was back to the drawing board.  Front & Back covers are covered using mat board.  All the pages are bound using Black 1-1/4" O-Wires and my Bind-it-All. I loved how it turned out...........note the cover is Black color which has a very shiney design (not sure why it is showing up greenish in color).
 In any great event, ya gotta keep the invite and other memorabilia to remember the occasion:
It was great to have received photos from other members to completes this album - table photos were key to have.
 Random shots of friends are treasures to have:
Boarder punches used as well as grosgrain bows adorn pages:

Papers are cut down from 12"x12" to 6" x 10" so with the 2" strip, that was used for some of the inside page at the edge. Note some of the DCVW pages had corner designs which worked out great.
 More boarder punches and grosgrain ribbon:
 This special page is for the photographers and more random shots:
Last inside page showing the signing of the guest book and party favors along with photos of a wonderful loving husband!!!
I hope this inspires you to make a quick album to give or keep. Crop photos and mat.  It was simple to do with such great paper to use.  Generally, I do not publish photos of I hope none of these are offensive to anyone.  I also made another album which will be posted soon.


Jennifer said...


This is GORGEOUS!!! :) What a wonderful keepsake! You did a great job capturing the special occasion!!!! Your cousin will love it and treasure it for years to come!

Thank you for taking the time to post! You have certainly inspired me (& enabled me to look for that DCWV paper;)!!!

Crafty hugs,

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Creations by Patti said...

You can get that 12x12 pack at Michael's - and it is usually at 40% off so it is a great deal and there is so much of it left even after making this album!!!!The apper ended up to be a great basic to keep around for other projects.
my best, Patti