Thursday, 23 October 2008

Pop-up album

A mini album with a difference: it folds flat for storage or carrying around, or opens out for display. How cool is that?

This one took me ages to make as I was struggling with the instructions but I will make another and photograph each step to show you how it’s done. I might even organise a class to make one as I think it could be popular with the scrapbookers out there.

It’s made of four pieces of cardstock, each individually decorated before assembling. I won’t even try to explain further… you’ll just have to be patient I’m afraid. I’m very aware that I still haven’t produced that cracked glass tutorial I promised you!

This album is made using the Home Again Simply Scrappin’® Kit which, sadly, is no longer available. However, you could use any cardstock and stamps, or a different scrappin’ kit instead.

To get small photos, I printed them from the computer myself, “antiquing” them first. They looked really 70s and slightly yellowy on screen but I thought they worked well in the album as the original colours would have been too garish for the mellow colours of the cardstock and Designer Series Paper.

Stamps: Daily Flexible Phrases
Cardstock: Bordering Blue, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Home Again Simply Scrappin’® kit (no longer available), Grosgrain Ribbon – Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White; Taffeta ribbon - Chocolate Chip

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  1. WOW!! Helen, this is stunning!! Really looking forward to seeing how you did it!!! Kate xx

  2. Helen, this is just fantastic!!!

  3. LOVE this! I love how it looks so like a regular album from the cover, but what a surprise! Oh, I do hope you'll make a tutorial!

  4. How fun. I look forward to your lesson.

  5. It's absolutely, positively, breath-takingly outstanding! You continue to amaze me. Are you sure we're related?! CC

  6. Helen;

    This is stunning. I love all the pop ups, colors layout, it is fab-o!

  7. Wow Helen, I just found your blog recently and this album is amazing! I am definitely looking forward to a tutorial.
    Jenny in Australia


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