Monday, August 16, 2010

Tuesday Tutorial

Okay I admit this isn't really a tutorial but just a fun tip I thought I would share. I recently completed several mini albums for and article I did for the summer issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today. One thing I noticed when I craft a mini album is I like to have connecting elements throughout the entire album. The connecting element varies from album to album. It could be anything from product, to texture, to design or all of the above. In this album titled: Akumal Mexico I used a large scallop border as a connecting piece through out my album.


The scallop border on the cover is not patterned paper but a Badda Bing chipboard accent from Bella Blvd's All Inclusive Collection. I loved the element so much I wanted it on every page of my album but the chipboard set only came with one border. My solution was to use the leftover chipboard packaging as a template. I then traced the scallop border on other pieces of the patterned paper from the collection.

Here are more images of my mini album. Notice how I used the scalloped edge as the grounding piece for each page of the album. Since I am such a linear designer I like to have a grounding element when I work with something that isn't square like this mini album from Fancy Pants Designs.






(Supplies Used: Mini Album from Fancy Pants Designs, Cardstock Bazzill, Patterned Paper/Stickers/Stamp/Chipboard Bella Blvd., Shipping Tags/Canvas Flowers/Corrugated Alphas Jillibean Soup, Brads Basic Grey, Ink VersaFine, font Bohemian Typewriter downloaded from the internet)

Thanks for stopping by ... Happy crafting :)

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  1. FABULOUS Summer!!!! Loved every single page of the book. :)

  2. Summer this is INCREDIBLE!!!!! I saved it for future reference. You are so talented.