Friday, April 13, 2012

Mini Album Using Florentine

I wish you guys could see this album in person - it is really beautiful. Of course I had attempted to make one on my own - what a hot mess it turned out to be. So my friend and "mini- album- maker- queen" Gerriann Armstrong just whipped this one out. She used cardstock and thin chipbaord.

When you first look at it, it measures 9" x 4" and is closed with ribbon:
Untie the ribbon and open the first fold. On the left is 3 small envelopes (envelopes, designs, flowers and tags made with the CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge). In each envelope is a 2" x 2 1/2" piece of decorated cardstock for pictures or journaling. The right side has a 6" x 3 1/2" mat with a cardstock flower and filigree charm.

Open the next flap to find another 4 mats and a beautiful fleurette and filigree charm:

When I opened the last flap, I thought I'd died and gone to heaven. OMG! I love "waterfall" mats. Just pull the button on the bottom and you have lots of room to see 8 different photos, journaling, ticket stubs - whatever you want to put on them:

The tags finish the beautifully arranged album on the inside:

I'm going to make more of these, but I'm definitely keeping this one!

Shopping List:
Florentine paper pack - X7153B
CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge - Z1686 - $99 - comes with 3 large coordinating stamp sets and 3 sheets of Dimensional Elements (a $124.69 value)
Filigree Charms -  Z1269 - $3.95
Color-ready Seam binding ribbon - Z1732 - $6.95 for 10 yards - ribbon on the album is dyed indian corn blue to match the paper.
The pearl flourishes, pearl strands, gold ribbed ribbon and the butterfly are not Close To My Heart.

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