Wednesday, October 28, 2009

"The Color Purple" Mini-Album by Esther

When you want to send something special to a friend, try the collage method on a shaped mini-album. I used a round tin to make a momento of a trip to New York. The trip was to go see the Broadway Play, "The Color Purple", so it was a given to use that color throughout the mini-album. The ticket stubs and other things from the trip collected were saved with this in mind. I found a tiny plate with New York at Scrapbooks Plus to add. There are plates for all states at the front of the store.

The personalized journaling was done on the computer and a faux ticket was made in just the size needed to show the sentiment. Vellum shapes were punched to overlap the papers.

The circles were formed using chipboard pieces that were covered with solid color cardstock in shades of lavender and purple. While gluing the chipboard together, a 3" piece of ribbon was used to glue between the pieces to fold for an accordion effect.

The pictures & playbill were printed in a smaller size to fit the circles. The memorabilia is glued on both sides of the circles. Remember to cut the shapes smaller than the tin, so they willo have room to fold with the ribbons.

I had to add bling to at least one page. The glitter paper & papers were adhered with red line tape to make sure there would be a good adhesion after being handled several times.Small dabs of glitter were added to pages using Stickles.

A 7" ribbon is used on each of the end circles for tying the mini-album together. It was placed into a decorated tin to make ready for gifting. What a personal gift to remember a special occasion.

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