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Other Products: White Cardstock, White Ribbon, Scor-Tape, Magnets, Dimensional Tape, Grape Jelly Memento Ink, Pumice Stone, Tea Dye and Vintage Photo Distress Ink,

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Instructions: My Album is 5 x 7. I was totally inspired by Kathy Clement's video for her Heartfelt Creations Butterfly Medley Tri-Fold Folio and followed along to make the album. See the video here.  Once I had the basic album made out of white cardstock I used Scor-Tape to adhere white ribbon on the front and back page of the album to make a closure. I covered the pages with pieces of the paper collection. I also covered the 1/2" space between the pages with the paper collection.

Stamp the flowers with Rouge and Majestic Violet ink onto white cardstock and color the centers with Rose Bud for the pink and Grape Jelly ink for the purple flowers. Stamp the leaves with StazOn Olive Green ink and color with the Bamboo Leaves Memento ink. Use coordinating dies to cut out the flowers and leaves and place them into the mold and run through the Vagabond. Lay them out to dry. Once dry add prills to the centers of the flowers and allow to dry. Add glitter to the flower petals and allow to dry.

Stamp the cottage with Rich Cocoa Memento Ink onto white cardstock. Cut out using the coordinating die and color with Memento Inks, the daubers and the Dove Blender Pen. Add glitter to the piece and set aside to dry. I cut out extra sets, so I could use dimensional tape to adhere to the cottage to give it more dimension. Adhere this piece to the album front and add flowers and leaves and glue down.

The first page on the inside of the album is a waterfall for adding photos and I used pieces from the Flip Fold Inserts packet. I used Scor-Tape to glue the flaps down then cut out card fronts from the paper collection to fit on these flaps. Next, I cut out two pieces of the long die out of the Ticket and Tags Die and covered them with pieces of the paper collection. This was the time when I glued down the magnets to make a closure for the waterfall. I glued a flower to the top flap just to give a bit of decoration to this piece.

The center piece of the inside of the album has a pocket on it. I just used Scor-Tape to glue 3 sides of a piece of white cardstock to the bottom of the page. Next cut out a piece of coordinating paper and adhere to the white cardstock pocket. Cut out 4 of the corner pieces from the Album Tags and Accents Die using white cardstock. Glue these pieces to the corners of the pocket. Add a flower and leaves to the pocket as well. Next using the tags die, I made tags to fit in the pocket. I used white ribbon to tie in the hole of the tags for interest.

For the back page of the album I just wanted a medallion saying Happy Birthday. Out of white cardstock I cut out one of the Accent pieces and then I cut another out of the paper collection. Using Grape Jelly Memento Ink, I stamped the sentiment from the Special Birthday Sentiments Cling Stamps. Glue the two pieces together to make a medallion and use dimensional tape to adhere to the back page.

Created By: Glenda Brooks

Oakberry Lane Blossoms Die


Oakberry Cottage Die


3D Blossoms Shaping Mold


Album Tags and Accents Die


Ticket and Tags Die


Hot Mama Prills

Sizzix Vagabond 2 With Solo Wafer-Thin Die Adapter

Sizzix Vagabond 2 With Solo Wafer-Thin Die Adapter


Dove Blender Kit