Thursday, 21 September 2017

Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop - Something Different


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Welcome to the Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop, running monthly. You are currently visiting Stephanie Fischer from Australia.
This month our theme is: Something Different
#stampindreams, #minialbum, mini album, Eastern Palace, Eastern Medallions, 3D project, #thecraftythiner, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
The front of the mini album features mainly the Eastern Palace suite of products

I have never made an album before - so that's something different for me!  It was a lot of fun to make but really challenged my patience!  It turns out that actually making the bare bones of the album is the quick part - off and on it took me weeks to decorate the album and make all the little surprises.

I worked from a tutorial by Corenescreations.

The final challenge was to photograph it!  Unfortunately it didn't fit into my light box properly so I spent another day trying to edit out all the joins and seems of the box that were not very attractive features of my photographs!
#stampindreams, #minialbum, mini album, Eastern Palace, Eastern Medallions, 3D project, #thecraftythiner, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
Each page has a side tab to pull out a double-sided layout sheet

The frame on the front of the album is cut with one of the Lots of Labels framelits in conjunction with a Layering Oval framelit.  The lined sheet is cut from one of the Merry Little Christmas Memories & More cards with the idea that a date and the contents of the album can be written on the lines.
#stampindreams, #minialbum, mini album, Eastern Palace, Eastern Medallions, 3D project, #thecraftythiner, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
The Eastern Palace papers are so elegant!

Each page has a double-sided pull out.  I used the Circle Tab Punch to create the tags and decorated them with Copper Foil Sheet circles cut with the coordinating circle punch.  I glued the tabs onto the base card before I added cardstock layers so that they wouldn't catch the edges of the pockets.
#stampindreams, #minialbum, mini album, Eastern Palace, Eastern Medallions, 3D project, #thecraftythiner, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
This photo shows some of the side tabs partially pulled out


 Some of the pages fold open to reveal an extra panel.  Hidden magnets hold them closed.
#stampindreams, #minialbum, mini album, Eastern Palace, Eastern Medallions, 3D project, #thecraftythiner, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
The page to the right has a flap, held closed with a magnet, that opens up into a three page spread

There are lots of decorative elements in the album but I've tried to maintain some consistency.  The various elements are cut with the following products:
Swirly Snowflakes thinlits

Bloomin' Heart thinlits (the flowers)
Eastern Medallions
Decorative Ribbon Border Punch

#stampindreams, #minialbum, mini album, Eastern Palace, Eastern Medallions, 3D project, #thecraftythiner, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
With the flap opened up

Other pages have decorative pockets that hold another double-sided card - one side is Dapper Denim and the other is Tranquil Tide.
#stampindreams, #minialbum, mini album, Eastern Palace, Eastern Medallions, 3D project, #thecraftythiner, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
The pocket holds anther double-sided layout sheet

I haven't been able to include photographs of every page - but I think you'll get the gist!

Thank you for visiting.  I hope you've enjoyed this project.   You are currently visiting Stephanie - please see the list below & click on the next person on the list to hop through all of the people to see all of our projects. You don't want to miss any!

'Til next time!
Stephanie


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28 comments:

  1. I love this Stephanie.....have seen a couple but have not been sure as to whether I or not I should tackle one....hmmmm might just have to have a go one day

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    1. Thank you, Vicki. I won't lie - it's incredibly time-consuming but also a lot of fun and very rewarding!

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  2. Oh my, Stephanie! This is stunning! Thank you for joining in the September Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop! xx

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    1. Thank you, Jessie! And thank you for the fun xx

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  3. WOW!!!!! Stephanie, this is a work of art! Love, Love, Love!! xxx

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  4. Wow, what a great album and a lot of work! Love the mix of designer papers!

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  5. This is beautiful. Love it. Great idea. I would have never thought to do something like this.

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  6. AMAZEBALLS... So many different elements all used together to create this beautiful album <3
    Cheers Shaz

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  7. Stephanie, this is just WOW! Love, love, love it! Lots of work but well worth the effort. TFS

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  8. How beautiful is this!! Well worth all that time! Love it....

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  9. WOW Stephanie, you knocked it out ood the park! Wow wow wow!

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  10. Wow love love love it, such great design

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  11. Ummm ... wow! So much work Stephanie. I love the pull out sections. Such a beautiful keepsake.

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  12. This is amazing Stephanie. So much work in it. Thanks for sharing your beautiful album.

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    1. Thank you, Ellen! I really appreciate your comment.

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