Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Birthday Surprise!

Today is a friend of mine's birthday. She was even coming to my house to day to visit teach me, as part of our church activity, so I was rushing around this morning to get her gift done before she arrived. I knew I wanted to make her a mini album, but was not sure how it would turn out. This is the result. The funny thing was, when she arrived I got a cake. It is her birthday and she brings me a cake, how sweet is that? It is delicious too! I LOVE carrot cake.

Anyway...I know, this was kinda last minute...but that often happens for me.
The cover has Prima flower that I stamped text on and a chipboard flourish with bling accents.

Here is the inside cover and first page, which is a pocket page. The inside of the cover has a place where she can put her name or the date or whatever as a label and perhaps a brief summary of what might be in the mini. I was not quite done when she arrived, but she did not mind me finishing it up while she was there. The pocket page is a simple pocket with a tag insert. There is a space for a photo and journalling.

Here is one side of the tag, the other side is blank. I meant to put the journal stamp on the back, but in my rush, I made a boo boo, but I am sure it is okay. She seemed very pleased with the mini.

The back of the first page simply has a Top Note frame. The next page is acetate, but it is hard to take a good picture of acetate, so not sure you can see it very well. It has a couple of flourishes and a frame stamped on it. There are also three blings on each side, in the same place.

Here is the page lifted up some, but still hard to see well.

The next page has a small pocket with a tag insert, sorry I did not get a picture of the tag.
It has a mini clip holding another tag that was actually made from the negative space from the pocket die.
Here are the last two pages, sorry they are a bit blurry, I was rushing. The one has a simple Top Note shape for a photo matt with a flower embellishment. The last page, the inside of the back cover, has a fold out mini album held shut with a photo turn. I have been wanted to include this technique for some time, on a project and now I finally have.

Here is the mini opened up.

and the other side of the mini.
I am so glad I was able to make this for her, she is such a sweet person. She has a great blog, if you get a chance, stop by and wish her a great birthday, and tell her I sent you!

1 comment:

latoria_08 said...

super preety i LOVE it great work :)~victoria