Thursday, February 25, 2010

Grandma's Mini Album

Recently I have fallen in love with Tri-Shutter albums.  You can find album kits on the internet selling for about $35 but a couple of CTMH consultants reverse engineered them and provided templates.  My mom requested that I do a mini album for my Grandmother's bday and I immediately thought of a Tri-Shutter album.  The inspiration for the album was the letters of Connor's name in the bold plaid. The album was designed around element. 

Finishing this mini-album was really an organic process and as I was adhering photos and paper, I thought of slipping the DVD I was making separately into the center.  To attach the DVD, I pierced a length of ribbon with a brad and then poked the ribbon through the center portion of the album.  Tying a bow holds the DVD in place.  When there is no bow, the DVD slips easily off the ribbon.

Products used:
Cardstock:  Prince Charming (Bazill), Sweet Leaf (CTMH), Buttercup (CTMH)
Paper:  Caboodle Level 2 - CTMH
Ribbon - Bulk - Michaels
Embellishments - Unknown stickers from stash, Bows - Martha Stewart

Once I figure out a place, this will be my first workshop.  I will give everyone the choice of You Rock, Caboodle, or Veranda paper.  I have albums in progress using those paperpacks so stay tuned!