Sunday, 1 May 2016

Ephemera's Vintage Garden - Vintage Queen Bee - Project #1

Hello, my friends!

I'm back today to share a new project for Ephemera's Vintage Garden.
For May and June I will be sharing a fantastic kit called "Vintage Queen Bee".
You can find it right HERE.

It's another picture heavy mini album post, so let's get to it!

Rather than creating my own book base, 
this time I opted to use a set of kraft cards and envelopes I found in my stash.
They measure 5 1/4" x 7 1/4" and have a wonderful texture. 
The envelopes form the base pages, 
and the cards are the photo mats and journaling cards.
The first thing I did was cut 2 pieces of chipboard just a hair smaller than the envelopes. 
I slipped the chipboard into two envelopes and adhered them shut. 
These are my front and back cover. 
For the rest of the envelopes (six in total) I adhered them shut, 
and then cut off a tiny slice from one long end.
This forms the pocket pages. Finally, I bound it with my Bind-It-All.
There...the "hard" work is it's time for fun! :o)

I did two things differently with this album.
First of all, I added a clear acrylic cover page to the front.
Secondly, I actually added some photos. 
These photos are from my European vacation last summer.
I chose some beautiful building pics, and printed them out in sepia tones.
They went beautifully with this kit!
Okay...on to some photos!

Here is the front cover.
As always, when working with acrylic, you have to consider both sides.
I began by die-cutting this great background. 
It's actually called Chicken Wire but it works great as honeycomb, doesn't it?
I cut it out in both brown and green.
The green was cut larger to form a nice frame around the brown.
I left some of the pieces in to add interest.
Then I filled the bottom left with a variety of flowers I made, and other little bits. 

It's funny how that rhinestone stands out.
It's a perfect match but shows very blue in the photo.
Here you can see the binding embellishment I created.

Here's a closer look.
I crinkled some seam binding and made a loopy bow.
I added it to the top of a swivel clasp.
Then I added several charms and pearls.
Finally, I made a charm using a bit from the kit. 

Here's the other side of the acrylic, and the front cover.
I LOVE the colours in this kit! 

On the inside front cover I adhered a pocket, and tucked some tags inside.
All of the papers have been both tool and ink distressed.

This is what you see when you turn the page.
These are the pocket inserts made from the cards. 
I trimmed them down to the size I wanted.
Then I used a border punch on the one edge.
I added my photos, and a label underneath to write the location.

Here, the card inserts have been opened.
Isn't that a lovely spread?
I did pull the cards out a bit so you can see the other side.
Each insert holds two photos and two of the large tabbed cards.
I did cut the tab off though.

Such pretty papers!
On the right, I used this tag as a band to hold some hang tags.
See how the images match up? 

The next page displays more card inserts with photos.

Here they are open again.
On the right page, I cut a slit in just the top paper.
This created the perfect spot to tuck more hang tags.

Another pretty page full of pockets and tags and tickets.

This is the last set of card photo inserts.

Here is the last open spread. 
On the right side, I cut a slit in just the paper.
This forms a pocket to hold these sweet bee cards.

These cards are the fun freebie.
I attached three together with a brad.
There's lots of room for journaling on the back.

Here's the last page, and the inside back cover.
Here I've added another pocket, and tucked in more tags.

Finally, the back cover.

Here's a closer look at the card inserts.
My photo on one side, with a label underneath.
Then the other side has the large lined tabbed card.
It's the perfect spot to document all my memories of the photo.

You can see that there are four different designs on the lined tabbed cards. 

One last look at the front cover!

I hope you enjoyed looking at my latest mini album!
I'll be back next month to share another project using this lovely kit! :o)

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Vicki Dutcher said...

I love yourjoirnal! I just do not have the patience to create something like this but I sure am impressed by crafters that do! You go girl! 😉

Vicki Dutcher said...

I love yourjoirnal! I just do not have the patience to create something like this but I sure am impressed by crafters that do! You go girl! 😉

Susan M said...

I think this is the best kit yet ! Your album is just fabulous Nancy , they are always works of art ! The chicken wire die is perfect and love your bow and embellishment on the binding. The flowers on the cover are beautiful , and your photos look fab in sepia with the lovely colours in the kit.

Daffodil Cards said...

WOW what a beautiful journal, love the images, the colours and the charm is fabulous, beautiful flowers.

aussie aNNie said...

Nancy what a fabulous creation love your journal, puts mine to shame. Gorgeous papers the flowers and colours are amazing and dies, well, I love dies great  {aNNie}

Enid Ackbarali said...

Gorgeous. The cover is beautiful.

Karen Steele said...

Wow Nancy! This is stunning! What a beautiful album :-)

Jo - Jo's Scrap Shack said...

WOW Nancy this is stunningly beautiful!!! I love the papers, the soft colors and the gorgeous photos! WOW!
♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

BeautifulMomentCards - Tracey Fehr said...

Nancy, this is amazing! Love the colors, images and how you've put it all together! Beautifully done!

Teresa Arsenault said...

Wow! What a gorgeous album. I love that honeycomb.

Wendy Batchen said...

Gorgeous project, thanks for joining us at Inspiration Destination and good luck. Wendy DT x

Eek Eek said...

I think I mostly admire your dedication to start and finish such a large project! :D And it's all done so beautifully too! Inspiring as ever :)
Annabel - Knitty Kitty Digis

Anonymous said...

Wowzer This is stunning, love the vintage theme all the other embellishments which look amazing.

Hugs Erin xx

Bernadet said...

Nancy, this is really amazing!
Love the papers, and all the dies you've used!