Saturday, January 14, 2012

Memento Photo Book

Happy Weekend! I created this last weekend, after taking one peek at Amy Celona's 6 x 6" books. I got so excited! I knew that I wanted to make my book with the stamps and papers from the upcoming Sale-A-Bration brochure. The Fresh Vintage Stamp set and the Everyday Enchantment Designer papers coordinate beautifully and use the colors Lucky Limeade, Pool Party, Peach Parfait, Calypso Coral, Poppy Parade, Very Vanilla and Soft Suede.

I began by creating this lovely element for my cover using the Designer Frames Embossing Folder. I used my sponge dauber and Crumb Cake ink pad to gently distress my edges and then framed the oval with 5/8" Victoria Crochet that I pleated. I used the P. S. I Love You (Occasions Mini) stamp for my sentiment. Then I added the flowers, stamped and snipped closely from Fresh Vintage. The hearts are punched with the small heart punch and along with the flowers are adorned with pearls.

This page is the first page and you could add a Framelit for journaling, or a photo. Also, the front cover could be inscribed with the name of your recipient.

The left page would be great for a photo and the right page would be nice for journaling or adding a memento.

The top page would be great for a larger photo, while the bird page would hold a smaller photo.

These last two pages are perfect for journaling and placing mementos into the pocket created by folding the designer paper down.

Here you can see how I scored a 1/8" edge on the front cover so that I could have lots of depth to my pages without them getting crushed.

I hope you enjoyed my project. You should create one of your own. Pick a color scheme or base it on a Designer Series Paper pack and matching stamp set and very quickly and inexpensively, you have a lovely gift.

Supply List:
Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Calypso Coral, Poppy Parade, Peach Parfait, Pool Party, Pear Pizzazz
Designer Series Paper: Everyday Enchantment
Stamps: P. S. I Love You, Grateful Greetings, Elements of Style, Fresh Vintage (Sale-A-Bration)
Ink: Crumb Cake, Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Poppy Parade, Peach Parfait
Markers: Crumb Cake, Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Poppy Parade, Peach Parfait
Punches: Eyelet and Dotted Scallop Borders, Small Heart, Bird Builder, Round Tab, 1-1/4" and 1-3/8" circles
Big Shot: Designer Frames Embossing Folder, Beatuiful WIngs Embosslits
Ribbon: Pool Party Ruffled ribbon, 5/8" Victoria Crochet
Etc: In Color Printed Designer Brads, Basic Pearls
Adhesives: Sticky Tape, Stampin' Dimensionals


Susan Lankford said...

This is lovely, much beautiful detail!

Ann Schach said...

Patti, this is fabulous and vintage! I LOVE it. I am definitely going to file this away in the "Things I Want to Make" folder!

Linda Callahan said...

Oh Patti - this is gorgeous! Love the cover - beautiful!

Anonymous said...

these cards are amazing!!!!!!!!!


Aubs said...

What a LOVELY gift!