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Pocket Tag Album

Today I have this album that I created as my yearly gift to my friend with her son’s (my godson) pictures. He turned 3 in december…yes the one for whom I made the Spiderman Punch art Birthday card 🙂

The album today is inspired from this project over a month ago. It was a actually designed as a card… all I did was added some chipboard piece to make a sturdy base. You can find the original tutorial HERE.

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The original has 10 pockets, I created one with 8 pockets. 10 would have been fine too, but technically I was going to do only 12 pics (6 pockets), but while working on the pictures, I found some other ones I wanted to put as well…so made a 8 pocket album.

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The tags have pictures on both sides, so there are 16 pictures in total. I love how easily you can increase decrease pockets. 8 pockets made the pockets a little loose…so if I added embellishments, it would have taken the bulk. I did not add any tag holders…I think the tags were easy enough to pull out since there are only 8 tags.

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Since it is mostly about the picture memories…I did not add any embellishments inside. also kept the outside simple.

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I used My Favorite Things Stitched Banner Alphabets Dienamics for the word memories. I also added circles to give a camera lens look. The 3 is a wooden piece that I colored with Distress paint. All of it including the cameras on the paper are coated with glossy accents.

I like how it all turned out…hopefully my boy’s parents like it as much 😀

this is all for today,

until next time,

Happy Krafting,

Cheers =)

 

Waterfall Folio Album

Recently I participate in SWOP Circle at Indian Craft Room. The Swops are back on ICR 🙂 and this was my first time participating. Usually I have always seen pocket letter swaps… the SWOPS at ICR are different…. they are project Swops!! Totally different… create assigned project, once the project is ready, send a sneak peek and you get an email with the name and address of person you need to send your creation and then wait for you to get one from someone. 😀

Easy, fun, exciting because you do not know who is sending you their project and how it looks, also how is the receiver of your project going to like the project 😀 Phew… It was truly a fun experience. You can find the APRIL SWOP HERE. Check out the Swop Project and also the creations in the comments section under the discussion post. April Swop was inspired by My Sisters Scrappers Waterfall Folio Album

So what did I receive? An absolutely cute and personalized album to save pictures of my little man when he arrives 🙂

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So my gracious sender Gopi P sent me this absolutely personalized album… personalized with the color and theme for my baby’s room and his name 😀 Loved it completely. Love the wood veneer elephant…with the little circles all around it. Makes the cover looks so cute. I stared at the cover for a while before I looked inside!!!

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The inside is equally cute…loove the papers she used. Also love the tags and the little elephant charms. Again the wood veneer Hello adds such a cute look to the inside. I can not wait for my little man to arrive and start putting his pictures in the album 🙂 It is going to be hold monthly pics of his 1st year 🙂

Now that we saw what I received, here are pictures of what I sent. I had to send my creation to Gopi P (since we both are here in the states..it was easier for them to pair us I think).

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I tried to create a shaker circle on the cover with Gopi’s daughter’s initial (how alike are our brains, we both made something for each others babies :D). The paper I used on the cover is from Stampin’ Up! .. a very old collection that I had bought few packages of, because they had some cute baby paper. The letter stamp is also a retired stamp set from Stampin’ Up! The sequins are from Simon Says Stamp card Kit ( I think the March one).

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On the inside I continued with the same paper collection… see why I like this collection… absolutely cute printed papers.

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On the opposite side is a pocket that has a little quote, sticket embellishment and holds 2 tags- to journal or add pictures. The printed paper on the tags are form Becky Higgins Project life Kraft edition.

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Was complete fun to make the album and receive one. While this Swop is done… the MAY SWOP has already been announced… so if you want to participate, sign up and join in the fun!

This is all for today…

Until next time,

Happy Krafting,

Cheers =)

Waterfall Album

Almost 2 weeks ago I made this Brag Book Album for my godson’s parents.. a memory keeper of his 2nd year. They loved it… we discussed on how nice it would be to have 1st year book too… so I got working. I wanted to try this Waterfall Folio by My Sisters Scrappers. Absolutely love all of her work and all the albums she creates. I came across her tutorial for this album on You Tube and had to try it out. Absolutely easy and fun to make. So what best than to make 1st year album for my godson.

Absolutely love the cover. The paper collection I used in this album is by Mambi Sheets- Baby Boy (bought it from Michaels). The cute little monkey is from Simon Says Stamp’s Baby Party Animals- Stamp and Die Set. I stamped, die cut and colored using Copic Sketch markers. The number balloon is Avery Elle’s Numbered Balloon Set. I stamped, fussy cut and colored using Distress Inks. Both the Monkey and Number balloon are layered with some Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen and Glossy Accents. The balloons in the background are die cut using Simon Says Stamp’s Balloon Dies. They too have been colored in with distress inks and layered with Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen.

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The book holds 15 pictures and also has a side pocket that can hold tags or more pictures or could be made into multiple pockets to hold tags/pictures. The waterfall look is so easy to achieve and is well explained in the tutorial.

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I decided to add some stickers to most of the pictures… hence my waterfall album is a little bulky, but there is plenty of space and it closes very well. In Hindsight I could have added a closure- ribbon or magnet tab. But without any closure too it stays shut well.

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I added 2 tags which I die cut using Stampin’ Up!’s Tag Scallop Combo #2 (retired). I cut 2 pieces for each tag- 1 pattern paper and 1 cardstock. Using some rub on letters I wrote a simple quote and Birth Stats.

It turned out to be a beautiful album… looks wonderful… easy to make and in the end bringing joy to the ones who receive it. Ginger from My Sister’s Scrappers has a wonderful Video Tutorial that can be found HERE.

On to another album shared by her 😀 (Will make it soon!!)

Until next time,

Happy Krafting

Cheers =)

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