Friday, 22 February 2013

Scrappin' on the Edge

The phrase 'better late than never' comes to mind with this BoBunny Mini Edgy Album and coordinating Sophie designer paper pad. I don't even know how many years I've been 'sitting on' about 6 of these paper pads and albums, just waiting to teach them at one of my Craft & Chat gatherings.
However, time is ticking for me here in England . . . I won't have that many more 'dates' with my crafty ladies. I wanted to share these 'edgy' albums with them before I darted away to live Colorado. In addition, I thought one of these albums would be fab as a baby shower gift for my hairdresser, Alicia, who is getting ready to go on maternity leave.
I've created a little slide presentation so that you can see all the pages to the album, and I've uploaded some of the pages as photographs, too.
video

The paper pad is already pre-cut to the size of the mini edgy album. I don't think I'd have the wherewithal to cut the paper so precisely, so thank goodness the process was done for me!
I used specialized Art Institute Glue to adhere the paper to the album. Then I attacked the pages with Stampin' Up distressing tools and sanding block. All the edges were distressed with ink, allowing the ink to absorb into the chipboard of the albums.

The paper pad had extra sheets of designer paper so that I could create photo backings and journal tags. I rummaged around for beads, buttons, ribbons, twine, die-cut flowers, and anything else I could find to make the pages interesting and layered.

As always with paper crafting, there is no one right way to make the album. Let your creativity soar!

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