Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Quilled Spring Mini Album

Hi all, back with the first of this month's Custom Quilled March newsletter projects, a mini album with quilled accents. 
 A while back I had purchased several chipboard albums with a ring at Michael's and stashed them away for a later time.  One Youtube video caught my eye and I started looking at more of them and their creators blogs.  I fell in love with these little album's with their many surprises, pockets and pullouts.  I love the shabby chic ones, the steampunk ones, the ornate ones that have something new to find every time you open it. 

 One of those video tutorials here, shows how to paint the chipboard that has edges too detailed for covering with paper.  Also it shows the binding technique that will expand with the embellishments and future addition of pictures/keepsakes etc.  I painted the pages a light green and bound each page with a binding piece, card stock piece and then DP and then started to make the pockets and tags. 

 Again I went to Youtube to find all the pocket ideas and tutorials.  Some I changed other I used as they were.  Most pockets in my album have many more places to tuck more tags or pictures into. 
 The tags are a combination of manila shipping tags and ones that I cut out with my Criuct and Picturesque cartridge.  All of the tags have simple 5 petal quilled flowers and leaves as embellishments that were made from the shades of spring strips in the March kit.  All the flowers have rhinestone centers for sparkle.  Edges of the tags were inked and some have gold gel pen stitching.
The front of the album has a frame for either journaling or a special picture. It was fun to make and I will be making more of these.  There are so many ways to create pockets, foldouts and tags and even the shape of the albums are endless.  With the expandable binding it allows for the dimension of quilling and all of it's versatility.  If you make one, link a picture in the comments section below to share!

Also don't forget to stop by Custom Quilling to see the super cute projects that Sue has also made for the newsletter! Back tomorrow with another of the projects!

Y'all are so sweet to leave me such encouraging comments, THANKS for all of them!