Such a cute idea how she made a polaroid frame using Double Dutch Croquet.
My altered item is a mini album. I did a transfer of pattern paper using sticky back canvas. For the front side of the canvas, I used a gel medium to adhere and let dry. Then used water and rubbed through until the image appeared. For the sticky back side, I could just adhere it, and then water it down and start rubbing to see the image. What I like about using canvas instead of just pattern paper, is the texture and feel it gives an album that will be handled a lot.
Some of the white you see on the pattern paper is from the paper fibers. You want to be careful how much you rub, because you may rub all of the pattern paper off. I like the look of the white, so I do a little at a time until I get the look I like.
I added tape and stitching around the edge for a finished look. Then cut out a starburst, adhered, and embellished the front cover.
The album is about 12X6, with the inside pages being a just a little big smaller to fit nicely within the cover. I like to mix different sized pages and little extras, like the doily I cut with the Silhouette tucked in between pages. I also like to add stamping. I used the Double Dutch stamps to create a border using the days of the week on a few of the pages.
I used the score board and made a #10 size envelope to put in between the pages to tuck in receipts or any other memorabilia from the summer. To make the envelope flap be able to open and close between the pages, I cut down at an angle from left to right at the top of the flap on the left side and repeated it on the right side of the flap, cutting at an angle from right to left.
I also made some smaller pages measuring about 3 3/4 high, so you can see a little sneak of the other pages. I like to add dimension without too much bulk to my mini albums. And this is a great way to do that.
Some Journaling Index Cards were also placed in between some of the pages. To assemble the album, I did use a sewing machine (you can do by hand) to make sure that the "smaller" pieces I put in between would be secure. Then I did a pamphlet stitch to stich two signatures of about 4 pages. I am not an expert at making books, but they are a lot of fun to make, easily stored, and a great way to remember Summer memories.
Supplies: Pattern Paper: Victoria Park: Grander Theatre, Covent Garden, Buttercup: Queen Bee, Sunflower, Rain, Handmade: Sky Blue, Rag Quilt, Patchwork, Running Stitch, Double Dutch: Hopscotch, Croquet, Key Lime Pie; Index Journaling Card: Victoria Park, Double Dutch, Buttercup, Handmade; Stamp: Double Dutch; Cardstock Stickers: Double Dutch, Handmade; ABC Cardstock Stickers: Victoria Park, Double Dutch, Buttercup, Handmade; Bits: Handmade, Double Dutch, Buttercup
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