Friday, August 26, 2016

Asian Marci Chipboard Album

Irina (owner and Grand Princess Designer) of La-la Land Crafts hosted a 2 day annual workshop event recently in Milpitas. The workshop had 12 projects. Stamp and Dies used for this album can be found herePaper and Card Stock Stickers used from my stash.  Used My Little Shoebox Cherry Delight Collection pattern paper (unfortunately this collection is no longer in available).  Solid paper card stock used is Recollections Brown and Bazzil Textured Pink. Making this album from scratch, finished album size: 7" x 6-1/4" x 1-1/2".  Finished chipboard pages 5-1/2" x 5-1/2".

What do I love about this album?  Everyone knows the brads included in the binder ring are not secure enough to hold the spine - they wiggle way too much.  The hitch screws used to anchor the binder ring are a great solution to provide the security needed for album rings.  The hitch extension does not get in the way of the pages.  The outside screws look way more professional (even though this album is covered with decorative paper).
Kimono Marci with fan Copic colors:
Hair: W2, W4, W6, W8
Face: E11, E01, E00, E000, R11, R21
Dress and Fan: Paper Pieced using My Little Shoebox Cherry Delight Collection, Gold Smooch, R81, R83, R85
Outside Spine and back cover:
Inside front cover: Photo mat can be removed.  Scroll Corner holds the photo mat in place. Chipboard sticker at the bottom of the phot mat.
Original project did not include inside pages. I added 5 chipboard pages and embellished them.  Edges of the chipboard pages are inked using Brown ink. On the first page: the Scroll Bracket fir perfectly on this fold out page. Paper Shaper Tab punched in the same paper is used on the pull out. Asian Doll chipboard sticker from MY Little Shoebox collection.
Open page one to reveal a photo mat with cherry blossom chipboard stickers. A photo journaling card is on the inside  pull out page.
Pages 2 and 3: More photo mat cut outs from the My Little Shoebox Collection.  The LLC Pagodas are die cut both in card stock as well as light weight chipboard to hold the photo mats in place.  Add the Small Scallop boarder from Papertrey Ink to the bottom of the page to finish the embellishing.
Pages 4 and 5: Side pockets using the Small Scallop Boarder Papertrey Ink die to decorate the edges. LLC Lantern dies embellish the pockets, finished off with a gold adhesive pearl.  Inside the pockets are photo mats made using the LLC Pierced Stitched Circles and Spellbinder Standard Large Circles.  Finish embellishing the photo mat with fan chipboard stickers from My Little Shoebox.  In the center of this spread is a cherry blossom tree chipboard sticker cut in half for each page also from My Little Shoebox.
Pages 6 and 7: Double matted hills using the Simon Says Stitched Slope Hills to hold the photo and journaling mats from My Little Shoebox.
Pages 8 and 9: Photo mats on opposite sides are fold outs.  LLC Grass Boarder on the page bottom and LLC Lantern Boarder at the top embellish this page.
Fold out inside:
Page 10: same as page 1 with a different Asian Doll:
Open the page to reveal photo mats:
This is the original project design:
Details: LLC StampKimono Marci with Fan
LLC Dies used:   Grass Border, Pierced Stitched Scalloped Circles, Lanterns, Pagoda, Scroll Bracket, Scroll Corner, Lanterns Border, Cherry Blossoms, Branch, Two Leaves, Stitched Sun and Clouds, Bridge.
Other dies:  Papertrey Ink Small Scallop Border, Spellbinder Standard Large Circles, Simon Says Stitched Slopes and Hills.
Paper Shapers Tab Punch
Thank you for stopping by today to visit and be inspired with this project.  Stay tuned for more projects from the workshop.


Jan Castle said...

GREAT album Patti!!!! You always do such a wonderful job!
Paper Hugs,

Gina T said...

Love your Marci projects!

koala said...

What a LOVELY album and detail !!! (^o^)/""" Thank you for sharing in detail, I love inside pages, too !!! p(^o^)q""" You're awesome !!! (^o^)/"""