Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Pretty Paper and Embellishments

Nothing inspires me quite so much as pretty paper and embellishments.  Take My Mind's Eye Stella and Rose 'Hazel' collection.  As soon as I saw the metal keys, I knew I had to have it.  We have friends by the last name of Key who are expecting another precious child and I thought they could certainly use an album in which to display their incredibly photogenic family.  If you've never heard of, I highly recommend it.  I was able to buy the paper, trim, die cuts and metal embellishments at wonderful prices.  I'm attaching only one photo because the pages have so many tags, pockets, fold-outs, double sliders, etc...that I'd have to take at least 20 pics to show it all.  So instead I will update soon with a video of all the goodies within.  The cover was inspired by a pic I saw on pinterest, while the actual structure of the body was inspired by Kathy Orta's paperbag album format.  I had so much fun making it and I can see this becoming a standard format for me to display pretty papers. 

Here's a quick video of the inside.  It was actually a tad too quick, I forgot to show part of the foldout at the very end of the album, there were two more photo mats and another tag pocket that are not seen.  I'll re-do the video soon and update.

Thanks for watching, enjoy making your own!