Today I am so excited to share with you my first project for Scraps of Color. The theme of this month's challenge that I chose was spring. I have so been looking forward to Spring as I know most of you have been. The warmer weather, the flowers blooming, the warmer weather. Yeah I really missed Spring.
Since new life marks the beginning of Spring I decided to give new life to some cards that I had lying around from years, yes years ago and turn them into a little mini album. When I first got back into paper crafts, and doing craft fairs, I made these note cards to sell at the shows. As many of them sold, sadly a bunch did not. This card set, that I named Lily at the time, was part of the bunch that returned home with me.
The covers of the mini are recycled chipboard that I covered with purple textured paper from Core-dinations. I added some antique lace (my favorite lace), a G45 keyhole, MFT flourishes, and a collection of Yellow, ivory, pink and purple roses. I accompanied the cluster with white and teal blue flat pearls. I also sprayed each rose with Lindy's spray.
I also used a Recollections key for the binding with some sheer yellow ribbon. I used a Colorbok vellum quote, "Beauty of Creation" as the title of the album. There is an eyelet behind the loop in the key that acts as part of the closure.
When you open the album you see the notecards and each envelope has a card that holds 3x5 photo(s) and or journaling. I haven't added my photos yet and I definitely don't want to cover up the paper so I plans on using either vellum or acetate to create a fold out mat to hold more pics.
I didn't adhere the binding strips all the way down so that additional photo mats and tags can slide underneath.
I think it is a very sweet album and a great way to recycle some old cards.
You should definitely check out Scraps of color some more fabulous ideas and creations. These ladies are so very talented!
That's all for today. See you all next time.