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First I want to thank all the people who inspired this album. Of course, Ali Edwards and all of her wonderful work and ideas. From her blog, I was also inspired by Amanda to do some masking for the cover, and Shabby Chic crafts for the date labels. The fabric pages were inspired by Kim Watson at Cocoa Daisy and her fabric album project at the Fall Crop in November.

I used an 8 x 10 gift box for the covers. I opened all the flaps and added some chipboard to reinforce the spine. I covered the outside with batting and cut some muslin for the covers. I sewed the muslin like a book cover and just slid the album inside. I then punched holes for the rings in the spine. I loved the look of grommets for the spine, but it was too thick to set them, so on the outside I just used some photo turns to make it look like grommets.

For the cover, I used a tree die cut piece of paper from Deja Views as a mask and sprayed it with green glimmer mist and added rhinestones and stickles for the star. The title was printed on a transparency and glued to the cover. For the spine I used some old MM foam stamps.

The inside pages are a mix of different media. There are cardboard pages, transparencies, patterned paper, envelopes, file folders, chipboard pieces, and fabric pages. On the fabric pages, I cut out some 4x6 photo pages from one of those $1 albums and sewed them to the fabric. They flip open so you can put a photo on each page.

I titled my album “The Season” because for me, it was more than just Dec. 1-25. I started on Thanksgiving Day and will go to New Years eve, which means there are 36 pages in my album!

The labels I made using SCAL. I just used different fonts for the numbers and surrounded them with the bracket and circles. I had to cut out three layers for each label.

I will be posting my album with a RAK of a set of these labels on my blog on Sat. Dec. 5.

Thanks for looking!


ALso, I have more photos up at 2 Peas...

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Uploaded on December 1, 2009