Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Patriotic Mini Album For ScrapbookPal.Com Design Team

This month the wonderful folks over at sent me Viva Decor Pearl Pens in all sorts of colors and my favorite adhesive Scor-Tape!!  I had decided I wanted to do a paper bag mini album this month and was so excited to be able to use my new Viva Decor Pens.

Project by Tammy White

I started with 3 - 12 3/8" x 6 1/8" paper bags and folded them in half.  I then inked all of the edges with Vintage Photo Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad.  I then took 2 - 11" x 5 1/4" inch lunch bags and folded them in thirds and inked those edges too.

I used the K&Co Americana 12 x 12 paper pack for my papers.  I cut 10 pages at about 6" x 6" and distressed the edges using the Tim Holtz Distressing Tool and inked the edges with the Vintage Photo Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad.   I cut photos mats out of the same paper at 4" x 4" and 3" x 3" and distressed those the same way.  I attached the papers to the paper bags using Scor-Tape.

For the front and back covers, I cut chipboard at approximately 6 1/8" tall x 6 3/8" long.  I painted the chipboard navy blue.  I used the paper from the Americana  pack with the flag on it for the front and back.  I distressed them the same way as the interior papers and attached to the chipboard with the Scor-Tape.  I attached the first paper bag to the inside front cover and the last paper bag to the inside back cover with the Scor-Tape.

The letters spelling out "America" are from one of the papers in the pack which I hand cut and then attached to tags I made from the left over papers.  The "A, M and E" are small tags measuring 4" long x 2" tall.  The "I, C and A" are 11" long x 5 1/2" wide made with solid color cardstock folded in half.  The "R" is not a tag and is just attached to the back inside cover with Scor-Tape.

I used my Crop-A-Dile II Big Bite to punch holes in the pages and covers and then used jute twine to attach all of the pages together.  I also cut a small piece of Tim Holtz Grunge Paper and attached it with the Scor-Tape to the inside edges of the covers.

As you can see in the pictures, I used the Viva Decor pearl pens throughout the pages to add texture and dimension and then embellished with adhesive rhinestones, tickets, and mini flowers.  I used a Gold Viva Decor Pearl Pen to color in the bell I cut at 2 1/4" from the Independence Day Cricut Cartridge.  I used a Silver Viva Decor Pearl Pen to write "And Proud of It".

I hope you enjoyed this mini album and that I've inspired you to make one of your own!


Lisa R. said...

Great album. Love the distressed look. TFS

Jana said...

I have been looking for something special to make for my friends that host a 4th of July party every year. They have fallen on hard times this year but still had the party. I think pics from the parties past in a cute mini like this would be GREAT!

BTW, I have a little award for you over on my blog!