Monday, August 22, 2016

"Cherish" ring binder mini album feat. Papericious papers

Hi there, folks!
Hope you are having a brilliant start to the work week! I have a quick project share for you on a Monday morning :)

 
I have been planning a chipboard mini album for a while now--the kinds with chipboard pages, usually on a binder ring, or held together with ribbons. I happened to be unboxing craft supplies from ItsyBitsy when I noticed how sturdy the box was--I cut squares out of the box, and then, on a whim, peeled the smooth brown paper lining away. Here's what I landed with:



I painted the squares with gesso.



I LOVE how quaint the white corrugated board looked! It absolutely HAD to be a floral themed album--most of my albums are floral anyway...like I needed an excuse. I opted for The Flora Season by Papericious, and used a couple sheets from the Wooden Collection as filler paper. Anyway...you will admit these papers were the right choice for this album when you see the cover!



On the cover, I started with layering the woodgrain and rose papers, added a chipboard shape (which I had painted copper), and layered laces, flowers, crystals from a crystal spray which I cut up, and pearl beads. I went over the cover with a coat of liquid pearls for a light glittered look. The sentiment is a chipboard word from Dusty Attic.

The album manages to stand upright!



It has six pages, including front and back covers.



The best part about making these minis is that you do not spend much time on the base pages--you have all the time (and cardstock) to create interactive features! Which is what I did! Each spread has a photo mat on the left and an interactive fold-out or pocket on the right.

Page 1



Pages 2-3



Pages 4-5



Inside pages of the booklet



Each page has a pocket on the side.



Pages 6-7



Pages 8-9



I left the back plain.



There we go...one last look!


I hope you liked my project share! Please leave me a comment if you did :) 
I am sending this shabby little mess of a mini album over to the Papericious blog as my entry to their Aug 2016 monthly challenge. The theme this month is "Anything Goes." 
If you have not checked out the awesome entries yet, hop right over... and participate too!

More soon!

xoxo

Suchi

22 comments:

  1. Love the corrugated board, the ribbon, the photo mats and the pockets, even the ring binder. Brilliant!

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    1. Oh, thank you, dear loyal friend/follower of Scrappittarius :D Much appreciate you stopping by to leave a note <3 xx

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    1. Thank you so much, Karthika. I am so sorry for replying late--wonder why I did not see a notification :/

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  4. Hi dear. Thank you for visiting me. I just wanted to stop by and say hi. I loved your album and gr8 use of waste. Kudos to that.

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    1. Your project was very interesting, Mukta! Thanks so much for visiting and dropping a line :)

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  5. Fun and fancy mini album! Thanks for being a part of our Papericious challenge and good luck!

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    1. Thank you, Irit! Thank you guys for hosting the challenge! :)

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  6. What a pretty album! I love the colors and how all the elements come together to make it gorgeous! Thank you for playing along the Papericious Challenge!

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    1. Thanks so much, Ujjwal! I loved these papers, and this was a fun challenge :)

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  7. Beautiful, thank you for participating in the challenge papericious

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    1. Thank you, Jennifer! I absolutely love your work :D

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  8. Nice idea. Thank you for participating in the Papericious August Challenge-Anything goes.

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    1. Thanks so much! Loved participating in this challenge--was a fun one! :D

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  9. wow.. what a project!!!!
    Thank you for participating in the Papericious August Challenge-Anything goes

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    1. Thank you so much, Diana! <3 This was a fun challenge--loved being a part of it :) -- Suchi

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  10. i love the rustic, shabby chic feel to this! Thank you for playing along with us!
    ~ Erum
    Papericious DT

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    1. Thank you, Erum! Loved this paper line...and the challenge came at the right time :D

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  11. Pretty album :) Thank you so much for joining us at Papericious :)

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