Last week I published a video tutorial demonstrating how to make my Mini Flip Fold Album. (The video is on my Facebook page. Just click here and you'll see it in my February 25, 2011, post.) Those of you who have had a chance to view it may have noticed that I started out using lots of adhesive as I would with a "real" project. Then I realized that this was just a demo album which I had printed with the letters A, B, C and D to show you how I was putting the album together. So it was a demo project; no need for all that adhesive!
This afternoon I proved myself wrong in the latter thought. I was cleaning up my table to make another video and was about to toss the sample project. But wait – that was a piece of Confetti Cream Card Stock I'd used to make that sample! And, yes, it had stuff printed on it. But I could cover up the printing with some Designer Papers! And so I did, and here is the final project. The stamps on the cover element are from the Level 2 Hostess Stamp Set Apple Blossoms. Love this layout – I used it in the first batch of thank you notes to those who bought my Card Layout eBook.
But I digress. On the inside, I didn't need to add any papers to the small flaps (that I like to use for journaling) because the paper is a nice light color. But I did add a stamp from the Stamp Set, Artistic Etchings, to decorate the flaps a bit. And I decorated the remaining pages of the album with some more of the Jolly Holiday Designer Series Papers – the paper is nice and thick and hides those printed letters beautifully!
Those of you who might have paid really close attention to my video may have noticed that the last few "scenes" showed the pieces of card stock with the circled letters, but without the dashed lines that I had originally shown as the locations for scoring. The story behind that is that I put the first set of papers together – adhesives and all – without remembering to turn on the camera. Stupid, stupid. Those pages I DID throw away. They weren't going anywhere but in the trash, especially as I crushed them when I realized I done all that demo for nothing! And it was a better job, too! OK, take a deep breath, Robin.
So – no dashed lines here that I had to cover up. And I have yet another lovely album to give away as a gift! Just need to add some photos.
I hope you had a great weekend with lots of crafting time! I'm about to get very busy with all the challenge projects that I have to get done before I leave on a trip next week. But I'm going to have fun with them all – as I hope you do with all of YOUR craft projects!