Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Geared Up !

I really love making these mini books. This one is a male themed book and is all ready for pictures. The 5x7 album is chipboard base covered with patterned cardstock. I used an eyelet and leather roping for the closure. The gear is from Tim Holtz and just loops into the closure.
     The first page has been inked with Tim Holtz distress ink Vintage Photo.I decided rather than just adding mats I would make a photo frame. This is from Provocrafts Fabulous Finds cartridge. Although the mat is adhered to the album but the "frame" is not so a photo can easily be slipped inside. It fits a 4x6 picture. The brads are from K&Company (of course, lol) and most of the papers are from The Guy Stack of DCWV.
   The pages below have a pocket that the card stock mat slides into. It's perfect for adding a picture on one side and perhaps some journaling on the back.
   The "Remember" sign is chipboard and I could picture some cute picture of father and son, husband and wife or best friends.I love this paper because it has a nice sheen to it and almost looks like leather. It really is very rich looking in person.
     I thought a travel page was a nice addition to this book.
     The compass was cut from My World from Provocraft out of a shiny cardstock and also out of
black card stock in blackout creative feature.
     The next 2 pages are unique themselves.  The top page has a pocket with journaling card which is removable and large enough to add another photo on the back. The lower page has another photo frame finished with more "screw" brads.

     Here you have more gears this time as a border. I thought it would make a great page for Dad fixing something. We all know how handy these guys are at "tinkering"!
     There are several more pages, but you get the general idea. Be sure to leave some feedback under comments "cuz " I'd love to hear what you think!
     These will be for sale in my Etsy store coming real soon, lol.


Cin said...

Oh! This is a great little mini book... I am sure he will love it too... See you on the MB

greenbean said...

this is awesome!...love it!..

Amy said...

Fabulous mini album!! Thanks for sharing!!