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Sunday, May 17, 2009

Clear Envelope Brag Book - Photo Album Tutorial

The workshop yesterday was so much fun, I just have to share the projects with you. We actually made 4 different items, so this will be a 2 part blog entry.

The first project I want to share with you is the Brag Book/Photo Album that we made. We used the watercolor crayons to color the images and used chocolate chip classic stamp pad for the ink. Also hooked the album together using our Crop-A-Dile and jumbo pewter eyelets. I used the A1 setting on the Crop-A-Dile for the eyelets.

Products Used: (all from main Stampin' Up! catalog unless otherwise noted)

B54 clear bags for the photo storage used 5 clear bags
#108432 Jumbo Eyelets - Pewter Pg 174 (2 eyelets needed)
#108362 Crop-A-Dile Pg 189
#100908 Chocolate Chip Classic Stamp Pad Pg154
#111350 Pacific Point 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock (2 sheets needed) Pg 153
#111353 Kiwi Kiss 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock (1 sheet needed) Pg 153
#105019 Watercolor Paper (1 piece needed) Pg 156
Watercolor Crayons found Pg 152 ... come in 5 different sets
#102845 Blender pens Pg 190
#113796 Just Beachy stamp set Pg 14 of Occasions mini catalog
#113724 And Many Mower stamp stet Pg 20 of Occasions mini catalog
#104294 Sticky Strip Pg 191
#104332 SNAIL Adhesive Pg 191
#109047 Corner Rounder Paper Punch Pg 184

Directions for making the photo album are on Splitcoaststampers:

The brag book will hold a total of 10 photos. We used the eyelets to finish off the brag book, holding it together. Felt it gave it more stability/durability than just ribbon would. If you want to make this more feminine, along with changing the stamp sets used just tie a bow thru the eyelets and add in some silk flowers like we have in our "Pretties Kit on Pg 175 ... #109114.

There are so many possibilities with this brag book. It can be used to show off your photos, given as a gift, given as a remembrance of a special occasion. The sky is the limit on what you can do. For those of you who are scrapbookers or card makers, you could use this as a small display book of examples for pages and cards.


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