Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Ephemera's Vintage Garden - Merry Melody - Project #1

Hello, my friends!

I have a new printable kit to introduce to you this month.
This is the "Merry Melody" kit from Ephemera's Vintage Garden
  You can find it HERE.
This is a beautiful Christmas kit!

The concept of a December Daily really appeals to me
but I just don't have enough going on in my everyday life to fill one up
...not even in December.
So I used this kit to make an album that would work for me. 

The album contains 12 pocket pages, which each hold a tag that measures 4 3/4" X 6".
Each page is approximately 5" X 7".
This album will hold 30 4" X 6" photos. 
Many more photos can be added if I choose to cover up some of the lovely images.
(Which I have such a hard time doing!)

I began by cutting everything out, 
then distressing all the edges with both my Distrezz-It-All and distress ink.
Every other page is the same lined page where I can add all my journaling.
There are many more spots for journaling on all the tags and cards, 
which have all been matted on cardstock. 
Red is an obvious colour choice for a Christmas album,
 but then I pulled out the touches of turquoise from the kit.
It's one of my very favorite colour combinations!

I think that covers the basics of this mini album construction.
I've used my new Fuse Tool to add some fun elements.
Details will be explained under each photo.

I have LOTS of photos to share, so let's get to it!

I used naked chipboard for the front and back covers.
Then I used elements from the kit to decorate it, and added:
 two red  doilies, a little poinsettia, some feathers, and some bling.
I tied numerous ribbons on the binding wires.

I added a fun element inside the cover.
Using my Fuse Tool I made a closed pocket that holds: glitter, beads, bling, and sequins.
It's so sparkly and pretty!

I also layered some punched borders, and another little poinsettia.

This is the first of the six pretty pages.
It didn't need a thing added!

On the left side is a pocket created by part of the ticket strip.
It holds two library cards.
Here I inserted a custom fused photo pocket, which will hold two 4 X 6 photos.

Another pretty page!
I just added a little poinsettia.

On the left page I adhered the bird with foam tape.
It holds this great little pocket that holds three tags.
I used one of the bingo tags for an insert.

On the back of the insert I added a fussy cut owl.

One of the element strips layered on the bottom of the page holds the little bird.
Another custom fused photo pocket.

More punched border strips form this pocket on the right.

Another bird pocket on the left, and another bingo tag insert.

Here I've layered on a few of the little elements.

Another pretty element used to hold a tag,
and one final photo pocket insert.

I used the rest of the ticket strip to hold two additional tags.

This is the last of the six pages. 

The back page has one final tag pocket.
On the inside back cover I adhered the large pocket that holds two more large journal tags.
I popped an additional candy on top of the candy using foam tape.
I then covered it with a layer of glossy accents.
Finally, some more punched border strips.

I like to make my pocket tags look pretty.
The album covers are cut slightly bigger to protect the punched edges.

One final view of my finished mini album!
I hope you like it! 
Please let me know if you have any questions.

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Materials Used:
Ephemera's Vintage Garden - Merry Melody Kit;
Recollections - Cardstock;
Ink: Distress Ink - Iced Spruce
Die: Tim Holtz Movers & Shapers - Mini Poinsettia;
Punches: Fiskars - Christmas, EK Success - Scalloped Scallops,
Martha Stewart - Branch;
WRMK - 12 X 12 Pocket Pages;
Project Life - Fuse Tool;
Zutter - Distrezz-It-All;
Ribbons: Offray.

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Head on over to Ephemera's Vintage Garden and look at all the fantastic printable kits available!
Consider picking up this wonderful Merry Melody Kit for your own use!
 This kit is even on sale until the end of the year - 50% off!
Oh, and don't forget to go to Debbie's blog HERE to sign up for her newsletter. 
Debbie is very generous with her gorgeous freebies! :o)


BeautifulMomentCards - Tracey Fehr said...

Gorgeous, Nancy! You've showcased this collection beautifully!

Susan M said...

These kits are wonderful Nancy but your special touch really brings them to life ! This album is amazing ! Every page is beautiful ! The punched edges look wonderful and the colour combination is lovely . Love the little poinsettias !

Teresa Arsenault said...

What a beautiful album, Nancy, with such a vintage look.

Cheryl said...

Love your album. So sweet and vintage. The kit makes color matching effortless! Beautiful.

Natalie said...

Your mini album is gorgeous, love the vintage feel to it. You put a lot into this! Thanks for the inspiration as always! Blessings!

Carol L said...

What a beautifully detailed album you've created! I love all the yummy colors and special tags and inserts too! NJ!

Faith A said...
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Faith A said...

WOW! what a wonderful project. I now follow you on bloglovin and become a follower on your blog.

Penny said...

Fabulous palette in this kit! Love how you used the elements to create your beautiful album! Another fabulous one! :^)
Hope you have a good weekend!
Sending you very big hugs right now, Penny