Wednesday, January 1, 2014

New Year - New Album

My sister, Lynn from San Diego visited over the Christmas holidays and we spent much of the time in the craft room doing some projects that we've been wanting to do for some time.
This first project was a class she was going to take at Stamping Details in Poway, Ca. but was unable to make. We had her class kit and a couple of photos and winged it from there.  LOL
Took us a while, but I think we got close to what it was supposed to be and naturally put our own spins on it.  This project and one other were both classes at Stamping Details
given by Magdalena.   Her classes are awesome and her projects quite detailed!
Anyway - here's the first one!
This album was created using G45's Bohemian Bazaar cardstock and embellies.
It's 7 1/2" wide x 7" tall and the base was from basic black CS.
Here's a shot of the outside...  the bling is from Zva Creatives
and the ribbon from May Arts.

This is the album with the front opened up...
the center piece is a flap that opens down and
the sides have 2 pockets on each side panel.
Flowers courtesy of Prima

With the first flap down, you see another panel that will
open upward.....

A close-up
When the above panel is lifted up, another appears.
This panel in the center will fold downward.

Close up of the insert panels.

When the above panel is folded down, then
there are 6 pockets (3 on each side).
These each have a pull-out panel.
Pockets with the pull-out panels.

Pockets open up to reveal the bottom panel.

The bottom panel has two pockets.

Close-up of the bottom panel.
This project was a lot of fun to do.....
Hope you enjoyed it.
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  1. Oh! This is BEAUTIFUL, Brenda! So glad you shared it. I would love making one of these, and hiding little sentiments and pretty pictures on the inside. The papers are so cheery, too! Thanks for sharing this beauty (and happy new year, Brenda!) hugs, de

    1. Thanks DE.... Happy New Year to you too :)

  2. Happy New Year!! This is sooo pretty Brenda! Love all the flips and pockets! Do you have the template or directions? I didn't see any on the link you gave??

  3. Thanks, Jill. Happy New Year to you also. I'll e-mail you the dimensions for what I have....that's all she gives out in the class - no instructions LOL... the rest we fudged along using the couple of pictures that were on the class description on the Stamping Details blog.....

  4. Your rock, Brenda! This is fantastic project. Love the papers you've used on it and the way you decorated the front of the album. Thoise little pockets are adorable. Love that you used same paper to decorate the ... hmm... I don't know how to say it... these colorful half circles on the paper that goes inside of the little pocket. I like that they matc with the pockets. Stunning work!

    1. Thanks, Eret.... the little half circles were the "leftovers" from making the half circle "holes" in the pockets....

  5. Hi Brenda, this is a really pretty album and you have done a lovely job with it... I tried looking to see if I could get a tutorial online but couldn't find it - would you consider sharing your dimensions with me please?

  6. Fabulous book Brenda! Great job! I too would be interested in the dimensions should you wish to share :)

  7. Came across this from pinterest and your book is stunning! Great job "winging"" it! I would love the dimensions as well.

  8. would also love the directions for this

  9. Love this!! Do you at least have some basic directions? Or is there a tutorial? I know you stated you bacically followed pics but what were the sizes of the card stock to make the base and how were they put together? Thanks

  10. Very cute little album. I also would like the dimensions or if you how a tutorial let me know.

  11. Hi Brenda, I was just looking at you New Year - New Album, and was wondering if you have a tutorial at all. If so, could you send your details to I think your work is amazing and look forward to hearing from you. Regards Janet. Ps: I am a hobby demo with Stampin Up. xx

  12. I would absolutely love to make this! Any details you could provide to would be super appreciated!!!


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