Friday, May 22, 2015
As I was creating the mini albums gifts for the caregivers at my MOPS group, it occurred to me that I should make one with a more masculine theme. I know two of the ladies have daughters but not as sure about the other two. I think one other could sort of be gender neutral as it's got a lot of primary colors but two are for sure all out feminine. For this one I used My Sunshine Stack by DCWV, that I picked up half off at Joann's awhile ago, and it was perfect.
I also used some journaling cards both 3X4 & 4X6 from the Heritage Core Kit. They were quick "tags" in this front cover pocket.
One of the papers in the stack was half lined with these hand drawn like lines that was perfect for using on the tags. Now there's a place to write.
The cream photo mat on the right side is what was on the other half of the lined paper and will provide a nice neutral spot to add a picture. Only a tiny bit should be visible after adding the image.
The next page I added interest using the stub side of my WRMK's corner chomper on the photo mat and a Fiskars border punch on a scrap of paper. I think the red is a nice pop of color.
This is what's on the left side of the spread shown above. It's hidden a bit by the journaling card, but I added a red photo corner to tie in with the punched border on the left side. The kraft circle has paper attached on the top half of the back so the photo can be slipped underneath.
The next spread has a pocket page and attached with a paper clip is a photo mat, two journaling cards, and a little tag from my stash.
I think this is the only book I remembered to take pictures of the tag inside the pocket page. Above are both sides. As you can see, I layered scrap to embellish.
This is one of the more basic pages. No photo mats, so that the recipient can decide if the photo should be vertical or horizontal.
The last page has an embellished photo mat, I like using my brads and eyelets leftover from when I first started scrapbooking, to give a little dimension to handmade albums. A little half diagonal pocket, mainly because that's the size scrap I had of that color, and more tags on the left.