I have been scrapbooking since 1999. Normally I use 12x12 albums. I have never made a mini album before but I have watched several videos on You Tube about mini albums. The videos made me want to make one for myself. Also, I have been so busy with other projects that I haven't scrapped or bought any new supplies in about a year. I had never even heard of Graphic 45 until about a month ago (again because of You Tube videos). Well, I fell in love! I think Graphic 45 designs are the most beautiful things I have ever seen!! I want everything they make. I bought the 12x12 Steampunk Debutante pack recently.
So, my first mini was made using mostly the Steampunk Debutante papers. I did use some paper from my stash along with ribbon, buttons, and hardware that I already had.
If I had a video camera I would post a video, but I don't. So, here are a tons of pics!
The handle was in a bucket of misc. hardware in my husbands woodworking shop (our garage). I bought the metal frame at a yard sale. I inked it. It was a light cream color.
I made the little envelope with some paper from my stash.
The left side page folds out to hold up to 5 pics
Isn't she beautiful!!
That's a mini within a mini in the pocket to the left. I stuck this pic of my Grandpa in this page just to see what it would look like with a pic in there. I really like the way it looks.
I made several pockets by gluing two of the pages together and punching a notch in the edge with a circle punch.
The picture is of my Great Grandparents. The tags on the right are held together with some crocheted silk gimp. I crocheted that this morning.
I'm so happy with this project. I wasn't sure about it a first but it turned out better than I hoped!