I'm here today to share with you my very first official Ephemera's Vintage Garden DT project. The last EVG project I shared was my introduction. :o)
I have occasionally used digital images for projects, but this is my first experience with a digital kit...and I am hooked! I am using the Enchanted Rose Kit, and Debbie has loaded this kit up with pretty goodness! This kit is so versatile for any type of paper crafting project but as soon as I printed it out, I knew that I would start with a mini album. It's been a while since I've made a chipboard album, so I decided to use that as my base. I've also added three black cardstock envelopes that I made with my WRMK Envelope Punch Board. They hold the lined album pages. It's a great spot to write some private thoughts. I also used black cardstock to mat all the tags and journaling cards. The kit makes a 4" X 6" album but because of the way I constructed mine, it measures 4 1/2" X 6". Other then the beautiful kit, the only embellishments I added were some ribbons, buttons, paperclips and bling. That's it!
Now, before we get started on the mini itself, I just have a couple more things to say. I don't have a fancy printer. It's just a regular inkjet printer. I also didn't use any fancy kind of paper. These images are all printed on inexpensive white Recollections cardstock from Michaels. I think the results are fabulous! I just hit print, and cut them all out. The images didn't even need any inking to distress them because it's all there already. I did do a very quick inking of all the edges with black ink just to color the white edges.What that means is that anyone can do this...and have lots of fun doing it too!
Let's get to the mini album...
I chose this page for my front cover because it's my favorite! I used one of the pink pages to punch out all the flowers and the fronds. I fussy cut two of the butterflies, folded up the wings, and adhered just the body. It's a lovely dimensional embellishment! I added a little flower over the flower on the dress, and then two black pearl flourishes. On the binding I added some ribbon and a pretty butterfly charm.
The image on the right is raised up on pop dots so that I can slip tags in behind it.
For the page on the right I made a pocket using one of the journaling tags. I added a ribbon to the top of a double-sided tag.
On the left I added a pearl embellishment. The right page is one of the three cardstock envelopes. The hinge at the top is one of the paper embellishments. I added a journaling flap between the pages. The envelope flap is held shut with a mini velcro tab, and a button added on top.
The left side page is one of the pretty tags with the other side of the hinge wrapped over it. Before adhering the tag, I wrapped it with a ribbon bow. Then I matted two tags and slipped them in. Another little double-sided tag flap between the two pages, and a journaling tag adhered to the top of the right-hand page.
The left side has another journaling pocket with two tags. The right side is a ticket pocket and two more pretty tags with ribbons.
The left page is another envelope page. I punched out a scalloped circle from one of the tags, then fussy cut a butterfly and adhered just the body on top of the punch. The envelope flap slips behind the button to close. The right side is a beautiful library pocket that holds two larger journaling cards. I added a ribbon bow and a paperclip with another ribbon bow.
I didn't feel this left page needed anything because it's so pretty. On the right is another envelope page. This time I cut the flap off so you can see the top of the large journaling tag inside it. The button is exactly the same color as the papers, although it doesn't look that way in this photo. On the right side page is another library pocket that holds a small journaling card. I added just a few rhinestones to the bottom.
The left side is another smaller library pocket and a beautiful butterfly tag. A strip of ribbon and some black rhinestones were added. On the right side I popped up this lovely image and added another rhinestone.
Aren't these papers lovely? There's another sewing machine under the tag flap, so I added just a few pink buttons to the bottom of the page. Another ribbon paper clip on the flap.
One last photo of the front and back cover, and the embellishment of the binding.
Finally, here is a photo of all of the tags I used in my mini. Can you believe there were even more in the kit that I didn't use?
Digital Journal Kit: Ephemera's Vintage Garden - Enchanted Rose Kit;
Book Base: Black Chipboard, Bind-It-All and O-Wires,
Recollections - Black and White Cardstock;
Ink: Distress Ink - Black Soot;
Bling: Prima - Pearls, Unknown - Rhinestones;
Ribbon: Celebrate It - Sheer Ribbon;
Punches: Stampin' Up - Scallop Circle Punch,
EK Success - Flower Punches, Fiskars - Corner Punch;
Stapler: Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher and Staples;
Buttons and Paperclips: My Stash.
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There you have it...my first project using the Enchanted Rose Journal Kit!
I will be back again soon to share another project using the same kit! That's one of the joys of using a digital kit, once you have it, you can use it over and over again!
Debbie has MANY beautiful kits to play with, including one that was just released yesterday. Please visit her store HERE to take a look. Also, head on over to her blog HERE. Join the blog and sign up for the newsletter so that you can receive all the beautiful freebies that Debbie generously shares!
If any of you pick up the Enchanted Rose Kit, and would like to make a mini just like mine, I'd be happy to share some more details on the actual construction!
EnJOY your weekend! :o)