Monday, May 22, 2017

Charli's Book 2017

Good morning

Today I am sharing the rest of Charli's book.

There are 22 pages so this is going to be a very long, photo heavy post.

95% of the papers used in this album are Kaisercraft Too Cool for School or Class Act

On this first page I generally place her school photo for the year.
The inside cover has a corner pocket for a photo mat.
The pennants on the opposite page are made using heat embossing and a CRE8TIVE stamp.

This page has a 4 section waterfall mat with a magnetic closure and a wooden embellishment
The opposing page has a vertical pocket covered with tulle. I stamped the Prima "Betty" stamp twice, once on cream cardstock and once on patterned paper and heat embossed it to assemble the girl then added the lace daisies to the hemline

A simple bottom pocket on this page decorated with some patterned paper, die cuts, ric rac, buttons and a burlap flower.
The opposing page is a pocket made by sticking two pages together then cutting the top off on a diagonal. I then added some patterned paper to create a pocket for another photo mat

The back of the pocket got the same treatment with patterned paper making another pocket.
The opposite page has a belly band with a bottom stop made from a couple of die cuts. The flowers that decorate the band are made from Kaisercraft DD 707 die and Leane Creative 006 flower die.

A simple punched edge vertical pocket decorated with some patterned paper and a chipboard embellishment for the left hand page and a fold out photo mat with another chipboard embellishment that opens out to show another photo mat mounted on some patterned paper on the rights. The paper clips are made by hot glueing an embellishment to a coloured paper clip.

The right hand page hold a fold out booklet which opens top and bottom and left and right providing space for 5 photos all tied up with a pretty ribbon.
On the left I have used a printed transparency as the pocket and decorated it once again with flowers made with the Leane Creative 006 flower die.

A simple bottom pocket layered with another piece of cardstock making a double pocket which is decorated with ribbon and die cuts create the left hand page. For the right I have used a brad to attach two photo mats to the top right of the page allowing them to swivel.

A top pocket created with die cut pennants and the same stamped and embossed pennants used on an earlier page. Hearts that have been cut on my Scan N Cut and embossed with Cuttlebug dots embossing folder hold the photo mat in place. Once again a vertical pocket with pattern paper and a cut paper heart and chipboard embellishment provide space for the photo mats on right hand page

Between this next page and the previous page is a full page side opening pocket that is holding a photo mat. You can see it poking out on the left hand side of this photo with the yellow edge strip.
Three squares placed on the diagonal and mounted with foam tape create the pocket to hold the photo mats in place for the left hand page. In hindsight, I would probably use 4 or 5 squares here so the mats do not tip towards the centre of the book.
On the right a top pocket made with patterned paper and a punched edge hold the photo mats while a die cut made with Tim Holtz Ornate die decorates the bottom of the page

A double layer diagonal pocket decorated with journalling cards, pennants, a stamped and embossed circle and a chipboard owl painted with acrylic paint create places for at least two photo mats on this left hand page.
On the right I have made a little booklet that opens out to the right giving room for 3 photos. It is simply decorated with a strip of patterned paper at the top and bottom and a gold cardboard bow. Some patterned paper and bling decorate the bottom of the page

On this last double page I have fixed a large photo mat to some patterned paper. A strip of patterned paper decorated with die cut hearts (Kaisercraft DD342) and a shaker star filled with gold glitter decorate the top. The inside cover is covered with patterned paper, a journalling card and die cut are attache on the outside edge to hold a couple of photo mats. The decoration is a set of wooden stars that have been sprayed with Glimmermist and had a gem added in the middle.

The back cover is covered with the same paper that is used on the font cover.

Wow.....long post. If you have stuck with me till the end Thank You

Hope you like my book.

Till next time


  1. What a fabulous book Julie, It will be so treasured! xx

  2. Your album is darling. Your granddaughter is going to love it. Your layouts have that WOW factor as well.

  3. So much work has gone into that beautiful album. It's amazing!

  4. Thank you Mary. I really enjoy making this type of thing. I have been teaching this book at my classes and my students are loving it too

  5. That turned out great, she is going to treasure these.