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Post by Jane on Sun Jan 11, 2015 1:31 am


Whatever you fancy......
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Post by dawn h on Tue Jan 13, 2015 2:59 am

does it have to be photo album or can it be an organisational album. like diary or.recipes etc
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Post by Jane on Sat Jan 17, 2015 4:32 am

I think it can be whatever you want Dawn!
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Post by dawn h on Sat Jan 17, 2015 7:33 am

Thank you x
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Post by Pauline Wheeler on Fri Jan 30, 2015 7:40 pm

Jane my mini album will be done and loaded on Sunday
I've not bee. Well with a chest infection this week and no I Ferber connection on laptop till last night and am working tomorrow
Many apologies
P xx

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Post by Jane on Fri Jan 30, 2015 9:50 pm

Don't worry Pauline that is fine. Hope you are feeling better soon. There are so many nasty things around. I had 13 in a class today and two had gone by lunchtime not feeling well!! Hope it wasn't my class? Laughing No I'm sure it wasn't!!
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Post by Neil on Sun Feb 01, 2015 7:18 pm

Mini Album with pockets.

When you go away on holiday do you, like me, collect all sorts of ephemera?
Brochures, tickets and all sorts of odds and ends that bring back memories of your time away. Then this is the perfect little mini album to take along with you as it has plenty of places to tuck all those pieces into as well as place to write in too.


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I started out by making a bunch of 6 x 6 envelopes out of neutral cardstock using the We Are Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board.
(If you are interested; I have a "how to" post here....

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I then started to bind the envelopes using decorative tape to create the pages. Lay two envelopes together and join with tape.

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Fold the right side envelope over to the left and add more tape to secure. Repeat to build up your pages.
For my album I have a set of 3 pages and a set of 7.

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Put together the outer covers from the Shoal Cover Kit; cover one side of and envelope with glue and glue in place.

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Fold the "flap" of the envelope over to the front of the cover.

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Paint the covers with fluid acrylics and stamp the Oriental image with archival ink.

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Paint the fish front piece white. Then add a layer of crackle glaze. Use Antiquing Cream to add colour and seal with Matte Finish Acrylic Sealer. Glue to the book.

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Cut and create a signature and sew it onto the spine of the book in the gap between the two envelope sections. Glue the pages to the envelopes.

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To finish, sew some molded sea shells onto the loose threads.

Materials
Neutral card stock
http://www.thecraftbarn.co.uk/tando-creative-neil-walker-book-cover-shoal.html
http://www.thecraftbarn.co.uk/we-r-memory-keepers-punch-board-envelope.html
http://www.thecraftbarn.co.uk/kaisercraft-texture-clear-stamps-oriental.html
http://www.thecraftbarn.co.uk/ranger-archival-ink-pad-jet-black.html
http://www.thecraftbarn.co.uk/mixed-media-fluid-acrylic-paint-phthalo-turquoise.html
http://www.thecraftbarn.co.uk/mixed-media-paint-titanium-white.html
http://www.thecraftbarn.co.uk/mixed-media-speciality-clear-crackle-paint.html
http://www.thecraftbarn.co.uk/mixed-media-speciality-patina-green-antiquing-cream.html
http://www.thecraftbarn.co.uk/decoart-faux-finishing-medium-8oz.html
http://www.thecraftbarn.co.uk/air-dry-clay.html
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Post by Jane on Sun Feb 01, 2015 8:04 pm

Thank you Neil that is fantastic clap clap
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Post by Pauline Wheeler on Sun Feb 01, 2015 11:02 pm

Same message applies here guys
Normal service hopefully resumed tomorrow after medication
Sooo sorry to let the side down
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Post by Jane on Mon Feb 02, 2015 1:33 am

Don't worry, you can't help being ill!!
I can leave yours till the end of the week. ok
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Post by Jane on Wed Feb 04, 2015 1:01 am

Ok, I really need those projects pretty please. If you are not able to just let me know! Neil Are you good for Thursday??
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Post by Pauline Wheeler on Wed Feb 04, 2015 1:48 am

Will be onto it tomorrow Jane
I promise
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Post by Neil on Wed Feb 04, 2015 10:42 am

that's fineJane
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Post by Pauline Wheeler on Wed Feb 04, 2015 2:42 pm

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Cut 10 panels of 7" x 5" thick black card stock
6 will be for the pages and 4 for the covers
Cut 4 panels of card 5" long and cut them at
3" - 2" - 1 3/4" - 1 1/2"
Score the 5x3 at 1" on each side with the 5" length vertical
Score the others at 1/2" Stick the strips inside each other - except the largest 5x3
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Cut your papers to fit how you want them on your pages
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Cover two of the 5x7 panels with your chosen paper
trim the other two panels
stick the front and back covers to the 5x3  spine and stick the trimmed panels over to cover the edges

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Now stick the layered section onto the spine
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Add the pages using either red adhesive tape or a strong tacky glue
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Cover the pages with your chosen papers and embellish how you want
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Embellish the cover - I've used an envelope punch board to make a bow and lots of metal bits
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Products Used
Kaisercraft Mister Fox Collection
Kaisercraft Wooden Bird
Black Card Stock
Red Adhesive Tape or Tacky Glue
WeRMemory Keepers Envelope Punch Board

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Post by Jane on Wed Feb 04, 2015 7:42 pm

Thank you Pauline it is sooooo pretty.  Love it!  luv

Put you down for Friday? Is that ok?
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Post by Pauline Wheeler on Wed Feb 04, 2015 7:50 pm

Thank you jane
That's good for me xx

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Post by dawn h on Fri Feb 06, 2015 2:22 am

Gorgeous Pauline so pretty and gorgeous. brilliant Neil, clever idea. gosh I'm gonna have to think of some different words to praise all these marvellous projects
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