I have made this mini book for my next door neighbours who celebrated their 60th birthdays within in weeks of each other! I have used a grandparent kit by Carolees for all the papers, prima flowers, Lake Land flowers, paper mania flowers, and inks, brads, stamps, gems and ribbons.
I was lucky enough to have done a workshop with Lance Anderson (Rusty Pickle) and I followed the mini book layout from the altered book that we made!
The book is made up with layering, inking, and stamping. With pockets and tabs!!!!
The blank pages are for their new grandson that I wasn't able to get any photos of!! I have also blurred out the faces of everyone has they are not my children and I didn't ask permission for them to be on the web!
To see any of the pages in more detail just click on the image!
Just a close up of some of the gem/crystal work
Carolees Creations - Grandparent Collection Kit (thank you Kels) Prima Flowers Lakeland flowers (thank you Brenda) Colorbox cat's eyes - Hunter Green, Orchid, Olive Pastel, Blue Lagoon Pretty Colour ink pad - Kaki greeen (thanks Brenda) Staz on ink pad - black Versa Magic Dew Drop - Cloud White Createur Ink Stick - Yellow A whole load of yellow, blue, clear gems - Studio Catalogue An assortment of ribbons - Boyles Mark Richards - Self Adehsive pearls (white and pink) Stamps - Inkadinkado - Sketchy Flourishes and Floral Flourishes Quotes from a link list on the Paper Paradise forum Hole punch and Glue stick! Gosh didn't realise how much I actually used until I did this list, I think that's everything!
My good friend Tracey set up a Same but different challenge through her shop's forum Paper Paradise (you are more than welcome to come and vote (its under new challenge in the card section). She got 6 entries which you can see on her blog HERE. Tracey also made a card herself. Which is fantastic.
We were all sent a pack of stash. We had to use everything in the pack, but were allowed to add to it if we wished! Once we had the card made we had to send her a jpeg image, we were not allowed to show our cards until all cards were posted on her blog then we could post them too.
This is the pack that we received.
This is what I made, all I added was a black brad and some ink (colorbox lava black inkpad)