Images Pinterest, Gold Rubber Band, Pony Beads, Black Fine liner, Distress Ink Vintage Photo, Pearl Pen Clear and White, Lace, Flatback Pearls, Thin White Rope, Seambinding Pink, Bordeaux Cardstock, Paperclip, Heart (Dollar store), Glitter glue Pink, Frame Image Pinterest, Keyhole (my stash), Cardboard 5 pieces 5 - 12 inch, scor tape.
For more tips on creating with the Sweet Peony collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/L9_MLkvpGPQ.
For more tips on creating with the flower shaping molds, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/FSdPL7nXvQE.
Instructions: Click here to view a larger photo of this project. Take all 5 pieces of Cardboard and decorate them on both sides with design paper from the Collection. Then leave one complete and Ink it all the way around with Distress Ink Vintage Photo, this is the back. Then for the next one, the fourth, you cut a Horizontal V shape, when done you'll have 2 parts, ink all the edges with the distress Ink. For the Third one you cut a Vertical line a bit on the right side, then ink all the edges with the Distress Ink. For the second one you cut a vertical line on the left side, almost in the middle, then Ink all the edges with the Distress Ink. For the Front cover you cut a shape that looks like this / and ink all the edges! You can also choose to use different shapes like a half Circle or you can cut the shape of the design paper, (I will have some photos on my Blog). So now take the back cover and make 2 holes on the right side, 1/4 inch from the side and 3/4 inch from the top and bottom, do this on the left side too!
Then you make the same holes on the same places in all your other 4 pieces. Take a piece of the gold rubber band and fold it double and put each end in a hole, start on the back and put one end in the upper hole and the other end in the Bottom hole, do the same at the other side. Now you have 4 strings of the rubber band on the front side, put a bead on each piece then put cardboard number 4 on it, get the rubber band through the holes and then a bead, do the same with all the pieces and at the end you will have 4 pieces of the gold rubber band on your front cover, then make a double bow in them and at the end I put a bead. So far you finished your basic book!
For the decorations I used images from Pinterest, but normally I would use my own photos. Take your photos and tape them on a piece of Bordeaux cardstock to mat them, then you have a nice little frame around your photo! Now you can put your photos in the album, and you can decorate it at your own taste with labels, pockets, borders etc. because the shapes or photo sizes are different.
For the cover I used 2 Images, I matted them on the Bordeaux cardstock and cut them out so that they have a small frame. I also put some dries clear glue on the image and covered it with the Crystal Clear. (You can't do this on a real photo!) Now get some white cardstock and stamp with memento Ink Rhubarb the large and small Peony and cut them out with the coordinating die. Color them on the back and front with Memento Rose Bud and then you put them in the Flower Shaping mold with the wrong side up, spray them a little bit wet and put the top on the mold and run it through your machine. Then turn them over and using the Deluxe Flower Shaping kit, press in the middle of the flower and put them together. See the video above. Then stamp with Memento Tuxedo Black the Lilac, the rain boot and blossom stamp, the leaves and Rose Vines, color all the leaves with memento bamboo leaves shade them a little bit and add some distress ink on them too. Color the Lilac with Memento Lulu lavender and Sweet Plum. When everything is colored you can cut them out with the coordinating dies and shape them on your Shaping mat. In the middle of the Lilac you can pierce a little hole and add a small flower stamen.
On every page I used my fine liner to make little lines on the edges. When all the flowers are shaped and dry then you can make a nice arrangement on your front cover.