Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Wedding Album

Hey, I have added this album to Simon's Anything Goes contest they are having this week. Also crafting for all seasons as well. I thought I would add a beautiful wedding album I did a few months ago. I really love how this book came together with a new binding technique. The pages flip open so flat. This new technique is one I wish to use more often. I love the colours and the inserts. I used my spellbinders machines to make a lot of mats. I love the embossed edges! I can't wait to make another album like this one! It is hard to believe this one was another "made from scratch" album. It was quite time consuming because of how big it is. I enjoyed making it and pretty much used it most of the pink/purple paper I have! This is from Kathy Orta, but I changed up a lot of things from her original idea. I love the pockets and the paper. In this wedding album, I didn't want to over embellish the pages, as the paper and the photos would be doing that.
This page to the left opens up and has pockets as seen in the next photo.
All the white mats are made with spellbinders dies. They are so simple but because they are white, make it that more elegant.
Again I didn't want to over embellish the pages, I figured there would be a lot of pictures. I also liked to use quieter paper so she could journal beside the pictures.
I made a ton of extra mats for her to either journal or to place pictures on. I didn't want to "direct" how she was going to keep her memories, but I wanted to give her lots of opportunities to display them!
I love this flower ribbon down the spine. It really adds a touch of sweetness. The lace helped wrap around the spine as well covering up any cracking from wrapping the chipboard.

2 comments:

  1. Wow, your album is amazing and I know she is going to love receiving it. I love the pockets and how thoughtful you were about adding extra mats. Love that binding technique. Is there somewhere I can learn how to create one myself? Beautiful papers and love the work you did on the spine. Just a stunning creation. Thanks so much for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog.
    xoxo, Christine

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  2. wow loveeee your mini....is this from one of Kathy Ortas classes...been wanting to do this method for a while now
    hugs
    Brenda

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