Simple Gift Album Idea

Hi Everyone – just a quick post to show you another super simple album! This uses quite a bit of patterned paper BUT at a time when so many companies are coming out with fantastic new releases (check out this link to see them all) it’s nice to be able to use some up some older collections (papers and all the half used embellishments!) without feeling guilty! 
For this first book I have used my leftovers from the Paper Doll Collection by Crate Paper
The idea of this album is that the recipient can add photos, bits and pieces of memorabilia etc – it’s a very casual concept!  There are spots for writing, journalling etc.
This one was for a friends daughter who is just turning three – it will be heaps of fun for them to add to.
I have made a couple of these before using up leftovers from collections – and it’s quite a cathartic process knowing you are using great materials for a gift – and not feeling guilty about using up all the best embellishments from a kit!
Heaps of fun coming up over the next few weeks on the Artfull Crafts blog so please make sure you check in! 
We will have the opportunity to win a Guest Design Team Spot, featured artists and challenges each month with fantastic inspiration and prizes!
Lowri :-)
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  • Reply Rochelle January 28, 2011 at 10:15 AM

    Love these albums, the girly one is my fave. I have a stash of those papers sitting waiting to be used :) What did you use as the album base? A premade one or homemade?

  • Reply Lowri January 28, 2011 at 10:26 AM

    Hi Rochelle – thanks for visiting my blog! There is no base to the album. I just cut paper into 12×6 inch strips, folded in half, glued them together – then just added the cover all around – hence my comment about it being heavy on the paper use! I made my one 6×6 as I had heaps of paper to use – but 4×4 would almost half the usage…

  • Reply Angi @ CokiePop January 28, 2011 at 1:47 PM

    So glad that Rochelle asked you that question. I was about to ask the same thing. :) Must try this out. I have so much paper.

    Love your albums. They are always so fab. :)

  • Reply Cassie January 29, 2011 at 2:57 PM

    This is fantastic!!! I love this idea!!! Your color combo totally rocks!!

  • Reply Sabr February 4, 2011 at 12:26 AM

    you are the queen of mini books! amazing!!!

  • Reply The Autocrat: Haley February 4, 2011 at 5:23 PM

    Those are too cute! So very fabulous! Visiting from Paper Issues!

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