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Monday, 23 July 2018

My Best Friend | Handmade Mini Album | Vintage Scrapbook for a Man | DCWV

Hello Guys

Welcome back to my blog...and today I have a new Mini album/ Scrapbook for you all. I am still making vintage themed albums and all of these are made on commission....a lot of vintage themed project fans out there. I have been using Eno Greetings Retro series paper pack but they are discontinued now and are very hard to find in the market.........its a little sad. But them I came across this awesome paper pad from DCWV called VINTAGE MEMORIES which is launched this year itself....and so now I am back with making vintage albums....A quick happy dance.
This is a 9" by 7" in size with a 3 3/4" spine and has 6 very interactive pages which is housed in a custom made box and can hold 100 plus pictures.I have used the gorgeous VINTAGE MEMORIES paper pad from DCWV...which are very vintage and scraps from the earlier papers I would use....and together they just look awesome. A variety of picture sizes can be used right from 3" by 4" to 5" by 7". I also added some white photomats using repositionable glue so it becomes easy for my clients to know where to place pictures and of what size.....also it gives me an idea about the final thickness of the album....so it doesn't have crocodile mouth.


The front of this album is decorated with beautiful paper layering and chipboard embellishments which I used to my advantage and gave it a little mixed media effect. Since this album is meant to cherish friendship, I added this paper cut of two men out which looked just perfect. I added few splatters and enamel dots to bring everything together. I kept the spine pretty simple and added just strips of black glitter paper. For the album closure, I used Tim Holtz belt buckles and tyvex sheet to make the belt.
The box made to house this album is 11" by 9" by 6" and is made from scratch using 1400gsm chipboard. I have used black cardstock to cover this album as well the box. I have kept the box pretty simple and also used pattern paper to decorate it. A lot of effort went into making this album and I really hope you all will like it.







I am putting my album up at the following challenges -
  1. Mini albums Makers Challenge - July Challenge
Supplies used are mostly from ItsyBitsy
  1. Vintage Memories - DCWV
  2. Cardstock 
  3. Eyelets 
  4. Ribbons and twine 
  5. Distress ink - Black Soot 
  6. Red tacky tape
  7. Clear Actetate sheet 
  8. Aleene's Tacky glue
  9. Chipboard 
  10. Chipboard embellishments - Wycinanka
  11. Handmade glitter papers
  12. Tyvek sheet
  13. Tim holtz belt buckle
Thank you for visiting me and I hope you all liked my new project. Have a great week ahead.

8 comments:

  1. I love this book! The Steampunk/Gentlemen theme is so good, especially with the colors you chose to use. It's clean and grungy at the same time. And each page is a work of art. Beautifully designed! Thanks for joining the challenge at Mini Album Makers.

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  2. This is crazy beautiful and perfectly designed! I love your paper choices and especially the detailed spine. What an amazing inspiration with pages overflowing with ideas and intricacies. You are a master album maker my friend!!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Mini Album Makers. Big hugs, Autumn

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  3. Очень красивый мини альбом! Элегантно. Восхитительный проект! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Mini Album Makers

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  4. Mukta, really fabulous work here!! I love all the pockets and tuck spots and hidden bits. :) Your design is perfect for that vintage paper too! I'm going to go look for it for myself. Great album! Congrats on making Top 5!
    ~Heather

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