Transparency Mini Book

8.31.2008

Transparency Album

This was a book that I made for a class that I taught at my local scrapbook store this summer. Really love it and it was pretty easy to assemble as well. The base of the book (the pages) are actually just chipboard pieces that I cut to size and I adhered patterned papers and stickers to them to jazz them up a bit.

Transparency Album

Throughout the album I included some regular envelopes by attaching them to some of the pages for special hidden journaling that I did on the Narratives, Antique Heart Journaler's Notebook.

Transparency Album

I also included several of the 4 x 6 Narratives, Antique Frames Transparency Sheets throughout the album. They are pre-printed with some decorative borders and I thought they added a bit of interest when placed over my photos.

Transparency Album

You will notice that some of the actual pages of the album are photos. I simply created these by adhering two photos together, used a corner rounder punch for the four edges and then I sanded the edges of my pictures for a bit of a distressed look.

Transparency Album

The papers that I used were either from the Basic Grey, Sugared and Archaic Collection or the Narratives, Antique Cream Collection by Creative Imaginations. I loved using the Narratives for some of my papers because I could then journal right on them as they include some ledger-type looking papers.

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You'll notice that I also used some of the phrase stickers from the Narratives Collection, (love those!).

Transparency Album (pocket)

I created a pocket for either some additional photos to hide in, or for some more personal journaling. It would be cute to do some machine stitching on the pocket as well.

Transparency Album

The music note paper is by Creative Imaginations and is part of Marah Johnson's, Harmony Collection...

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For the theme of this project I chose photos from last Christmas, but I think that the theme could very well vary, as the colors and patterns are pretty neutral.

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Such a fun Christmas at home.

Transparency Album

I painted the edges of all the pages with Making Memories acrylic scrapbook paint. I do this a lot and find that it makes the pages seem a bit more finished for some reason.

Transparency Album

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Nat said...

such a beautiful little book - your students must have loved it!

Alli said...

I think its gorgeous and I love the paper you have used for the journaling pages

Barb said...

This is amazing! I love all the fun and unexpected elements.

Marcee said...

Jen-this is STUNNING! I am honored to be on a DT with such a fabulous talent.

KJ-Starre said...

What a cute mini...I love the interest of the pockets & transparent pages.
Great job!
Thanks for the inspiration!

Marfa said...

Lovely...the vintage lace, hues of red, wallpaper-like patterns, rub-ons that look like etchings...gives it a warm, and old-fashioned feeling. The photos are sweet, Zoey really loves playing with the dollhouse!

DebW said...

Beautiful Jen, just beautiful!!

milkcan said...

Wow, Jen! I love this! Totally reminds me of Ali Edwards. You always do such gorgeous work!

karin said...

Oh Wow, wow, wow, this is beautiful!
I love it!
k
xx

Staci said...

Thank you so much for visiting my blog and your congrats! :-) Wow, I LOVE that mini - it's incredibly gorgeous!!

Eileen said...

This book is so precious! Thank you for the detailed information! I like your blog...I'll be back!

Linda Beeson said...

Wow, what an amazing creations! I am in awe of how well all of those products worked for a mini album! The pages for the journaling are just perfect.