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Memories Album Using Tonic Memory Book Dies
Hi and welcome!
This special book took many days to make, and it was made in memory of a very special young lady I was blessed to know.
The book was made using my Cricut Explore Air 2 for the Memories sentiment. I layered papers on the cover to add dimension, and fussy cut the butterflies which I glittered to add shine and dimension.
The cover also has lace to lend softness behind the title.
Here is a top-view of the album, made with sturdy chip-board and a strong base.
The spine is covered in embossed paper, for which I used my Spellbinders machine and embossing folder. I also topped it with mod-podge and glitter, then added the lace, tulle, bow, gem, and handmade bead embellishment with the lovely little giraffe.
The inside cover has a flying clock with wings, and a butterfly center. I omitted the hands of time, to signify eternal life outside of time. It was important to me to add this embellishment as an emblem of her faith. That is something we both shared.
On another page I included a large butterfly, also fussy cut, and glossied. This time layered with a beautiful lace trim, and a sticker from the collection.
This sentiment reads "You are my sunshine, my only sunshine"
The giraffe was her personal favorite animal. She often dressed up as one!
I repeated the Giraffe motif throughout this book, and some other sentiments and embellishments that evoked memories of what she was like.
The papers and the embellishments were not the focus of this book, but I tried to include what I thought she would pick out in a store, as she was very skilled with fashion and was a very colorful girl!
This view allows you to see the tabbed inserts I made for all 6 pages. This will allow her family to add more pictures and personal journaling that will remain private in the book.
The last page has an added tag and sentiment. If you would like to see more, I have made a video with a personal message and it also contains all pictures.
Made with love for Natalie, the prettiest Wildflower