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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Chip-Album for February!

Hi there!

I decided to change things up a bit for February and do a Chip-board-cover Album instead of cards or pages. Mostly I make things to be used in my Close To My Heart Scrapbooking club but this time I have gone 'off grid' and used almost all non-ctmh products. While in Florida over Christmas break I discovered some album covers and papers just right for a spring album using the binding system by zutter that has been in my sewing-room just itching to be used. I will go through the book from front cover to inside the back cover and try to mention what was done and what I used.

This is the front cover. I have used the stamp set from the Flirty ctmh Workshop On The Go for this album. Assorted 'rustic' papers, some cotton lace and a half zipper adorn the front. Also several coordinating ribbons from my stash just to 'tie' the colors all in together.

This is the first page inside the front cover. I used more Kraft paper as a photo-base. The vintage style stamps pull the theme back to an older time and I used ctmh satin trimmed ribbon (retired) to soften the effect a bit.

Next up, I lined the previous page with a denim paper then added a Kraft paper pocket page. I used 1st and 2nd generation stamping to add some flower bits in Outdoor Denim Ink by ctmh.
As you can see, I made the page narrower than the following page both allowing the buttons to show and also giving them some space while the album is closed.

Here is the 2-page spread with the buttons showing.
I used a cut from the ctmh Artbooking Cartridge for Cricut to pull the rosey pink out of the darling floral print. Reminds me of wallpaper my Grandma would have had. The teal buttons are shell and tied with a rosey embroidery floss.

Backing the button page is another tiny floral, this time in rose, a mustard yellow and a deep green. To complement the colors, I chose two less busy papers for the base and the frame but stuck to the paler butterfly top over a deep green.

This set was a challenge. The base on the page on the left is a very busy chevron pattern that was sure to be too much to have the whole page done in it. I toned it down with a rough musical sheet, some Kraft paper and a Colonial White ric-rac. The facing page was fine but I added the little bird from the Flirty stampset just for fun.

And last but not least is the inside of the back cover. I used the Flirty stampset again, this time using the dandelion style stamp in 1st and 2nd generation with Outdoor Denim ctmh ink. Outdoor Denim is one of my all time favorite ink colors from ctmh. It is a beautiful deep and rich navy that compliments these papers perfectly. Using the different generations of stamping lets you imagine looking into a cluster of dandelions just about to be blown away on a breeze.

Thanks for taking a look at my Chipboard Album. I had fun playing with these materials and you can too. It's fun to try something new and/or different once in awhile so as not to become stale in your papercrafting. I have not overly embellished this as I will be using it as a demo and kit for club. Once I am done showing it for club and taking orders, I can add my own photos, bits and pieces, perhaps tickets to a featured event. You know, make it personal.
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Happy February and Crafting!