26 May 2016

A fold out zig zag wedding album....

A mini album with fold out flaps on the left side and zig-zag pages on the right side - I really enjoyed making this - so satisfying when it was finished - I hope the happy couple (my son and daughter in law) like it when I give it to them for their first anniversary later in the year  (they don't read my blog or facebook page so it will be a surprise!)   This post is photo-heavy, so you might need a comfy seat and a cuppa, All of the products are from The Ribbon Girl and I've added links to all the products I used

I used 400g white card and papers from the Pion 'Scent of Lavender' collection plus scraps from 'My Precious Daughter' - the butterflies were cut from Pion paper, distressed then a little Stardust Stickles to give a bit of sparkle.  All of the actual photographs were die cut from 4"x 4" photos, many of them taken by my daughter Andrea.  Making these small albums is a great way of using up small pieces of paper and scraps of lace and trim too.  I had to concentrate very hard to make sure I added all of the ribbon tabs  and ties at the side of the album before covering with paper, and I had to make sure all the folds and flaps closed  - lots of bits of plain card went into the waste bin until I got it right lol

I chose the same ribbon and colours that we used for the wedding stationery in 2015. On the front I used a Scrapiniec Lace Doily Round chipboard frame, the Pion paper was trimmed at the right hand side with 'Donna' ivory cotton lace topped with 6mm ivory flat back pearl trim.  The flowers include pink trellis rose, lilac/ivory hip rosebuds, white lilies, pale pink  and pink two tone large rosebuds, tiny pink rosebuds, rose leaves and 12mm pale pink faux silk ribbon.  All edges were distressed with gathered twigs ink

The spine was encrusted with 10mm ivory flower flat back pearl trim

Another view of the album so you can see all of the pages

Inside the front cover there is a flap that opens to the left, revealing a right hand page which has a lift up flap with photos on both sides, then another photo underneath. I used  12mm pale pink faux silk ribbon, Rosa ivory guipure lace, Clementine embroidered tulle lace, 23mm ivory daisy lace to which I adhered a single flower cut from 10mm flower pearl trim 

more daisy lace and pearl flat back trim - the flower to the right is a flat paper flower (in the store soon) embellished with lace and pearl

The flower is cut from ivory flower applique trim with a paper and pearl centre upon some Charlotte white lace

'Blanche' lace adorns this page, trimmed with more embellished flat paper flowers

I used a scrap of leftover paper for the corner pocket on this page. The photo pulls out and is trimmed with 12mm pale pink faux silk ribbon

Thanks for reading to the end of this post - I made this album over the course of a week, doing a bit here and there when I had time - changing my mind from one day to the next too which added to the time taken for completion, but I have to say I've thoroughly enjoyed making it, now it will be wrapped in tissue and put to one side until the anniversary arrives.

All of the products are from The Ribbon Girl and I've added links to all the products I used

thanks for your visit, see you again soon, Mary x

1 comment:

Marlou McAlees said...

stunning album Mary, love it ♥