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Fabulous 1950's Mini Album with Authentique and Tonic Studios
In this post I am sharing my latest Mini Album. I used a 1950's witty paper collection from Authentique, and several dies from my stash, as well as old and new pieces to make this album unique and absolutely lovely!
The front cover starts off with a cut out that I layered four times with papers from this collection. It reads: "Remember You Are Fabulous"
Need I say more?
I fell in love with this paper line, and made it my own by adding little details that would highlight the laissez-faire attitude of this paper.
To add to this, I made a flamingo using felt instead of paper. The top corner has antique buttons, a pink bow, and an enameled polka-dot heart.
By incorporating paper flowers made and colored using Ranger Oxide Inks, as well as embellishing with a gifted doily and antique buttons and trims, I was able to complete the cover with texture, style, and feminine details that are reminiscent of a bygone era.
The spine also got lots of attention, and I made a layered charm piece with beads, flowers, and even little stars in a globe. These are attached to a red bow made with vintage Seam Binding of the 1950's!
This is the inside front cover. On this layout I created a lacy bottom pocket on the left, and tucked photo mats and a tag for later journaling. On the right, I also made a layered tag, this time using vellum, and the pocket also contains more photo mats.
The sentiment on the left reads: Classy and Fabulous
To keep this lighthearted I used the sticker from the collection on the photo mat envelope:
Kiss My Grits...
On my second page layout, "Stay Sassy" is the sentiment that stands out with a lovely lady wearing a polka-dotted dress. So 50's! There is a taller pocket with additional photo mat. On the right, a fold out page with a teacup as a handle...
This is topped with a doily, flowers, sequins, a feather, and a sticker that reads:
"Bless your Heart"...
This page opens, and another sentiment with
BE You Tiful is topped with glittery roses. It's shiny, and fabulous!
This is the rest of that layout, which opens to reveal more room for pictures. This page reminds me of a dance floor! I added hearts and shiny cherries here for a playful vibe.
The third layout includes another photo mat with a Grace Kelly Quote, and the pocket on the right reads:
Life's a Bowl of Cherries.
I loved the floral paper and wanted it to be prominent on these pages.
I finished it with more cherries and made sure to frame the card for a finished touch.
Page four brings us to another witty sentiment:
Heavens to Betsy
This is on the cover of a flip-page, with a stunned girl who is keen on listening in.
I used Washi tape to embellish the edge of the matting on this page, and break up the pattern of the papers used.
On the opposing page there's another pocket, a typewriter I embellished with inks and an Oh So Dapper image framed in circles.
The small page opens to reveal a larger photo layout, and tuck spots I made with ephemera and stickers from the collection.
This layout was one of my favorites! I added texture with dry embossing, sequins, pearl trim, lacy die cutting, embellished Sunglasses, a Vintage Camera, and a soft ribbon to open the flaps on the left.
I also created a clip making a black bow topped with a vintage style brad. The sentiment reads:
"It's all part of my mystique"...
The pocket reveals Audrey Hepburn wearing pink glittery sunglasses, and decked out in her pearl necklace, complete with bow!
Page six reveals a waterfall, and it will hold small pictures and thoughts. The opposing page holds two small pictures, and I added the film strip dies backed in acetate to ensure there is still room for even smaller snippets of pictures that will "float" on the page. This page also reveals a side pocket with a secret!!
The secret to the previous page...it's pocket reveals the picture that can be seen on the last page!!!
It's also a SHAKER!!!
The sentiment reads : "Live life with a Little Spice"
Woo hoo!! The couple kissing is a little bonus **wink**
I added shiny bits, flowers, and lots of love to this album.
I hope you have enjoyed this post, and as always I hope you can
Be Inspired, Be Blessed!
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I was inspired to write this Bible verse to go along with this picture frame and Hope banner. It can be found in Psalm 31: 24, and it reads: "Be strong and take heart all you who hope in the Lord." Suffering from any type of cancer is devastating, and the words of David in what is one of the most beautiful books of the Old Testament can really shed some light into a relationship in which the only comfort that really made a difference was the one promised by our very maker. If you, or someone you know is suffering from this horrible disease, my hope is that you find comfort not only in your surroundings and those you know, but also in the love of our God, just as David did in the darkest moments of his life.
For this project I used the Cricut to make the banner and flowers. I hand-painted the Bible verse and background with watercolors, color pencils, and ink. TFL!
I'll also be sharing this over at Link up for Pink.
So have you ever had one? You know, an OMG moment? I end that phrase with "gosh" by the way. And yes, we all have OMG moments, and for that occasion, here's a card! Interpret as you wish. I'd like to enter it into Crafty Creations Challenge #111- In Stitches, and into Scrappy Moms Smiley Cards challenge. TFL!
I made this little card today to inter in the weekly challenges a Cricut Cardz Challenge and BBTB2. The first was to use the colors RED, WHITE, and BLACK in your card, the second was to use a hummingbird image.
Card base in black: 4.5" by 5ish inches-I wasn't accurate!
Red mat : 4 4/16" by 5"
Black mat: a little smaller- dry embossed with Cuttlebug & Swiss Dots folder (my fav.!)
Hummingbird: 3"from Disney Princesses DCT with two wings for dimension, dry embossed and de-embossed to soften the effect.
Eye: Inkssentials Gloss in black.
Flower : 2.45" from Gypsy Wanderings with Hearts at 1" from DP welded in center. Embossed to add shine, and popped with dimensional adhesive.
Heart Layer: 1" also from DP.
Tombo adhesive was used for everything else.
The interior is matted in white, the small flower was made using the cut-outs from the larger flower and embossed. The border is a sticker from my stash. TFL!