Friday, 6 September 2013

Super Speedy Matchbook Mini Album

Hi everyone,
This brilliant idea came from Jules at Paperhaus (they're celebrating the new Fall issue AND their first anniversary this week with lots of blog hops and giveaways - if you haven't already been you should check it out).

Jules' tutorial is really clear - these can be made in minutes using scraps and leftovers. Easy but FABulous! Here's "one I made earlier" using some of my FrogDog goodies and a few bits and bobs from my stash ...

The marbled background was made with alcohol inks and Ranger glossy cardstock and the butterfly was a Stampin'Up! stamp which I cut out and enhanced with Stickles.
Here's the back, which shows the alcohol ink effect a bit better ...

Such a pretty effect, I could play with it for hours - but this is meant to be a quick project!
Let's open it up and have a peek inside ...

The cardstock and patterned paper were from my offcuts drawer. The images and lettering were cut from an ArtChix ephemera sheet. The album opens out like this ...

I added some gesso and bits of washi tape for interest and left it blank, for my sister to add pictures of her gorgeous grandchildren to keep in her handbag (or even pocket).

There are so many possibilities for this - wedding favours/bridesmaids' gifts, friendship albums for little girls' party favours - and I'm thinking I might do some to pop in with Christmas cards for my crafty mates as a souvenir of our trip to Banbury last month.

Thanks again Jules!

Annie :o)xxx

1 comment:

Kristin said...

Gorgeous!! And such a great idea - I love it! xoxo