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Saturday, 13 January 2018

Mini Handbag Album for SHC

Hello everyone, this is my first post of 2018 so I wish you all a Happy New Year, may it be one filled with happiness and love.

Ok so on to what I have made. Well a few years ago I saw something on Pinterest that was a mini album that folded up like a handbag and I loved it...........yes its took me this long to finally make one lol.  Actually I've had the base made since last October.......I have a few half done projects in my cupboard lol.  The photo above shows the front, which is very foofy compared to the one I saw on pinterest years ago but I love my foofiness lol!

I have used quite a few dies on this, all the leaves were made with different Magnolia dies. Some were from the Magnolia Christmas Calendar (which I opened all at once lol) some are from older Magnolia dies, the white one is Grandpa's Flower Leaf. 

I have also used one of the fabulous new dies Suha has recently got in her store, Gummiapan's Feather die. I cut it out twice, once in white card stock and then again in pink vellum. I also cut them down a bit.......they look pretty don't they? I added pretty flowers from my stash and some organza ribbon tied in a bow, then heat shrunk with my heat gun to give it a shabby effect, tucking it behind the flowers.

I brought these Bronze handle sets from Swedish House Crafts a long time ago and finally I have used one, they really are gorgeous. The one I have used here is the mini and with the Handle you also get 4 boxed feet which are great to use on boxes etc. I used tiny brads to attach the handle but all I had was silver and gold. So I used gold ones and painted them with black gesso. You could use a black sharpie or a copic marker.

The photo above shows you  as you open the top what you see. The text is a stamp from Gummiapan Love Is Patient. I thought it was suited to this project as it's going to be something from children to their mum and it's a lovely verse. I stamped it with cocoa Memento and cut it out using Roxstamps Pierced Nesting dies and then added a matting layer underneath using Roxstamps Cross Stitched round dies.

I have also used a new die by Roxstamps to go around the text, Heart Wreath die, I cut it out in pink card from my stash and cut it in half so I could place it around the way I wanted. Fabulous die and cuts brilliantly as all Roxstamps dies do.

The papers and cardstock are all Maja Design. The papers are Sofiero and each layer I machine stitched. All the die-cuts are cut from the Maja Design coordinating pink card stock (except the heart wreath). Images are also Maja Design Sofiero. Lace, pearls and corrugated cardboard are from my stash.

This is the inside showing the top....I have just placed an image in there to show you as an example. There will be photos going in there. I can't add them as the person will see and its a surprise ssshhhh lol!

To make the frame I used Roxstamps Square Nesting Cross Stitched dies and then added acetate to use as a window.
Sorry about the photo's I have new software and this is the first time I've used it.....I'm on a learning curve with it lol.

This mini album can hold three photos....although instead of a text you could put another frame and also on the front .... so it could then hold five photos. I was happy with three, one of each child  and then a photo of them both together ;-)

The die-cuts I've used are Magnolia, I've used the feather from the Christmas Collection and the hearts are from Magnolia Doohickey Kit Volume 16 (I think). The border that says "Memories" I cut from one of the sheets of Maja Design. I love these borders from the 12x12 sheets. It's the same on both sides of the fold which is the base of the album.

This is how it folds together. I added magnets to keep it closed. The small "Love" die-cut on the front is from Magnolia's Christmas Advent Calendar, but is being released very soon and you can order it now from Swedish House Crafts. I added another heart and added the letters "Mum" are Tim Holtz from my stash. The image on the front I cut out using Gummiapan stitched rectangles as I wanted the stitching to match, and one of the rectangles is the exact size for these images.........perfect!!

That is it from me, hope you like what I've made as much as I enjoyed making it. This really was sooooooo easy to make myself with no instructions. If you follow me on pinterest you will see the original on my board.

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Gina's Cards said...

OMG Vicky, this is absolutely stunning! The design is out of this world and I love the softness of it, not to mention the beautiful papers! It is a work of art!
Gina xx

Letty Aguilar said...

Hi Vicky! Your mini handbag album is absolutely Gorgeous!!! The Sofiero paper line is absolutely beautiful!!! It's my all time favorite :) I love all the "foofiness" you added to the album lol. Do you have a tutorial on how to make this? I've been burning what little brain cells I have left trying to figure out the dimensions for this hehe. Thanks for the inspiration!!
Hugs - Letty

Carole Pollard said...

Just amazing so much fabulous detail LOve and hugs Carole x

Janette said...

Just had to pop over and have a good look at this beauty Vicky.
It's so pretty and I just love how it all comes together, well worth the time you must have spent on it...I get a million ideas every day on pinterest, don't you just love it...xx

froebelsternchen said...

This is an utterly beautiful project Vicky ! Absoultely feminine and GORGEOUS! Happy New Year to you! Thank you for joining us at Try It On Tuesday!

Rosie said...

Wow, what a stunning album. Very elegant and lovely

Thank you for joining us at TRY IT ON TUESDAY

Meggymay said...

A stunning feminine project with gorgeous details. thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesdays.

pearshapedcrafting said...

Well, it may have taken you a time to get this finished but Oh My! It is beautiful! I think I need to borrow your word as I love the foofiness! So pleased you joined us at Try It On Tuesday! Chrisx

pinky said...

Wow so beautiful and so inspirational!

Jo Nevill said...

Very beautiful and elegant
Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.

Jo x

Inkypinkydelights said...

WOW Vicky, this is fabulous! Happy New Year to you too. Judy x

BrossArtAddiction said...

Gorgeous! I've never seen this type of card design before. Veru original and love the added handle too!


Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Gosh, this is SO BEAUTIFUL Vicky! I love all the beautiful papers, that stunning image and that utterly fabulous album card design. Soooo gorgeous hunny. I hope your Christmas and New Year went well, can you believe we're already half way through Feb?!! My little niece was born 5 weeks early the other day and it so made me think of you and Arjay and his amazing entry into the world. Can't believe how much the kids have grown! Love to see the pics in your sidebar. Hugs to you lovely and so nice to see you're still getting some time to create, Wends xoxo