Sunday, 13 September 2015

Graphic 45 Rare Oddities Mini Album - Sold

Hello again
This post is very picture heavy as the album has an awful lot going on
I did quite a large amount of fussy cutting, 
The papers were so complicated that embellishments were really out of place, so I hope I've used the paper to it's best advantage. I just love that owl, along with the bottles and the design element in the top left hand corner (and several elements on the back cover), they were all fussy cut and stuck to the main library paper to decorate the covers and spine.
Inside the front cover, love that purple, I've added a couple of flat pockets. I also used the 6" x 6" patterns and solids as well as a 12" x 12" paper pad. The little tiny pocket holds a couple of tags made using the Tim Holtz tiny tabs and tags die
This page has a flat pocket decorated with fussy cut books
The little purple holder has a miniature book in, it actually opens!

The left hand side is a gatefold page with a magnet catch, made from a chipboard cutout from the collection. There are 2 small flat pockets on the 'doors'. 
Inside the gatefold is a flat pocket with a frame cut tag which has 1 open side to slide a photo into
The right hand side has 2 small magnetic flaps, decorated with cut aparts from the collection, which lift up
The main flap also opens to reveal plenty of space for photos and a slide in strip on the left part of the page
 Each of the pocket pages has a large photo mat, instead of using a paper tag for the pull I've added some filigree metals (one front & back) This was an idea from someone on youtube, I can't remember who, but if it was you then please contact me so I can credit your idea on this page.
This page is a tiny bit complicated to show in photos 

The left hand side has 2 flaps, one is a small pocket
with some fussy cut books with a tiny bronze owl perched on top 
It opens to reveal another fussy cut flat pocket from the book shelf paper 
The bottom flap is a tri fold flap with a slide in strip and several small photo mats 
These are all held closed with magnets and open to reveal shelves and that lovely owl again.  

The right hand book shelf covered flap is held closed with magnets
and opens to show 3 pages of photo mats and a slide in strip on the left hand side

On the next page is a top and bottom flap held closed with magnets. I've decorated the centre of the flap with a chippie and dangling from it is another tiny bronze owl

When opened there is also another flap on the left hand side with a slide in strip
There is quite a lot of room in this album for adding photos
The right hand page has a flap at the top and a flat pocket at the bottom

The  last page is also a tiny bit complicated. It is a triple pocket page on the front flap
I've decorated the bottom pocket with fussy cut bottles which have been covered in Dovecraft acrylic glue, which works exactly like Glossy Accents. They've been mounted on foam and stuck onto a very small pocket which also has a bronze key. There's also a miniature wand, which I made from a coloured toothpick, some crochet cotton and a wooden bead. That was fun!

Inside the flap there 3 pocket flaps for tags or keepsakes

which fold out to show a corner pocket and a frame photo mat

Inside the back cover is the same as the front but with slightly different decoration.

Well, that seemed like a marathon, but I think I did alright.
Thank you for visiting, hope to see you again


  1. That is beautiful! Do you have a YouTube channel for your mini albums?

    1. I wish I were that organised Sam, but I make it up as I go along. Whatever fits at the time is what goes in. Thanks so much for the kind words and if you have any questions just ask