50th Birthday Album

Monday 28 May 2012
All the girls (Ann, Kim, Ece, Jenny, Teresita, Shirley, Jocelyn, and me) each got an album to celebrate our friendship since high school and our 50th birthdays this year.
 
Each page was lovingly handmade by me, which included pockets to store photos that I printed off after scanning them into the computer.  My darling local photo shop man – printed off 8 copies of all the 64 photos I kept since high school days! I certainly kept his printer busy in the morning.
 
The idea of the white tags was for each girl to write their memories in.   I wrote a bit on our Daylesford weekend away for this celebration.  The girls wrote small sentimental words on various pages.  You can probably see them in the pictures.
Each pocket was able to hold about 4 pictures comfortably.
I also had the plastic see through pockets that come with the album and put the girls photo displayed in each of them – mainly the photo that includes the girl for whom the album is for.
 
Took me 4 weeks to get it all together along with their birthday cards.
 
They definitely loved it!
 
My Blackcat Cougar was definitely busy cutting the pages and embellishments.
 
I’ve just finished making a small album with photos from our weekend away.  I’ll publish that later. 
 
Materials used:
  • Paper collection from Stampin Up
  • www.Limetart.com.au paper collection
  • Tim Holtz Ranger paper
  • Watercolour paper to make tags
  • Double sided tape
  • Pearlex powder
  • Distress Ink pad
  • Embellishments
  • Album from Stampin Up

Construction:

Cut individual pages and make pockets using Blackcat Cougar.

Most embellishments cut from the Cougar.

Tags are cut from the Cougar and scored on the sides as decoration.

Bookmark made using scraps / leftovers from Limetart collection and inked.

 

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