Hi everyone!! Lynne here, and today I have a St. Patrick's Day mini album for you, but I've added a twist........purple!! I love green and purple together, and I really couldn't resist mixing up these two colors on this mini.
I used a Heidi Swapp binder as my mini. First I added a good coat of gesso, and then I sprayed the whole thing with a few Lindy's Stamp Gang Sprays. Once it was dry, I used archival ink and swiped it across the album, covering only the embossed areas as well as the edges of the album.
Over the doily, I added a diecut rectangle in a kraft colored cardstock, and then I layered on some Graphic 45 Place In Time (month of March) cut-aparts, and then I loaded up on the flowers and butterflies!! From minis to rosettes and papers to velvets, I used them all!!
I love all the different textures and heights of flowers here, mixed with a button that I covered in a burnt velvet fabric and some frayed twine that I looped under the flowers.
More layered flowers over the cut-aparts. And butterflies!!! Love these purple ones, they make my heart smile!
The spine was looking a bit bare, so I wrapped a piece of twine in each fold of the cover, and then glued the ends down in the center of the spine, making it look like it is cinched. I added more loops of frayed twine over top, more flowers, and a cute little St. Patrick's Day key on a garment pin, to finish off the album.
The next few pictures, are a few of my favorite pages in the album.
A banner within a banner for this page, layered with luscious minis. In case you're wondering about the pointy end of the banner, here's how I did it: I used a corner punch, turned it over so I could see where I was punching my paper, and once I was satisfied that the little pansy was in the center of the point, I went ahead and punched it. Easy peasy!!
I made an expandable envelope for this page, and I kept it pretty simple. Though I messed up one of my cuts....it's too short. Can you find it?
This page is interactive, though I forgot to take a pic of it. The little button right under the flower, holds the folded paper down. More butterflies....apparently I can't get enough of these cuties, and a little chipboard rooster (old, old, old!!!!), add charm to this pocket page.
And another pocket page, this one has a few tags that are large enough to hold 4 x 6" pictures on the back side.
Hope you enjoyed, and Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!!
Graphic 45 Place in Time and Various Other Patterned Papers
Heidi Swapp Album, Various Ephemera
Lindy's Stamp Gang Starbursts in Bells of Ireland Green, Edelweiss Moss Green and Maidenhair Fern Green
Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles
Martha Stewart Pansy Punch
Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Gathered Twigs
Ranger Archival Ink in Potting Soil
Gesso, Key, Doily, Cardstock, Twine, Seam Binding
Button Cover, Burnt Velvet Fabric