Saturday, April 16, 2016

Stampin' Up Love Blossom Punches Photo Album I

Apparently, my blog didn't post on Thursday, so I,m trying again to re-post it!

Absolutely gorgeous day outside today!!!  It's almost 60 degrees out and pure sun so as soon as I finish my blog post, I'm going to start some yard clean up.  We have so many tree limbs down from all the storms we had this Winter.  Some are quite large and I will have to leave those for Hubby!

Today, I'm going to share a photo album that I made for my Great Niece, Bree.  Ya' see, I'm not just a Good Aunt; I'm a Great Aunt!  =)  

This photo album is called a 'Flip Flop Photo Album' and you can find many video's for it by searching the internet.  It is a really cool album design and probably not for a beginner paper crafter.  

My thoughts were to make the photo album and punch out a whole bunch of different cardstock pieces so that Bree can put whatever pictures that she wants in the album and then she can decorate/embellish it herself using the punched pieces.  I think that she will have fun making her album her own.

This album would make a great Project Life Album also.  You could use journal cards along with your pictures to capture and document trips, parties, occasions, pets; etc.

I also made one for my Great Nephew, Joey.  Ya' see, I'm not just a Good Aunt; I'm a Great Aunt!!!   =)  Stop by tomorrow and I'll show you Joey's photo album!

Let's get started:

For my photo album, I used Stampin' Up's Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper Stack for all the pages and cover.  There is a lot of my FAVE SU colors in this paper stack.  

The coordinating SU colors are Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake, Garden Green, Rose Red and Whisper White.

My entire photo album base is made of SU Rose Red Cardstock.

I did add a tree and a bird on the front cover using SU's Tree Builder Punch with Crumb Cake and Blushing Bride Cardstock.  Also, I added a couple hearts using a retired SU Heart Punch with Rose Red and Whisper White Cardstock.

The picture above shows the album cover opened up.  

There's tons of room for pictures and embellishments on the pages and the doors of each section.

Then you 'flip' 'flop' the next two sections open.

And, you have another set of 'flip' 'flop' sections.  There are 3 sets of doors inside the album.  You just keep 'flip flopping' doors open and closed.  The picture above is the first set of doors.

The black thingy in the center is the end of a pair of SU Paper Snips.  I set them there to help keep the door closed when photographing.

This picture shows the first set of doors opened up.

Pictured above are the 3 sets of doors.  When each of these are opened, there's another page with doors.

Sometimes, it got a little confusing on which doors or pages to put the correct paper on so you can keep the doors and pages consistently papered with the correct patterns.

I have to admit too that this was really, really hard to photograph.

And, I love my scissors...I have a set of Fiskars, Cutter Bee and Stampin' Up holding the doors closed!  This is only the start of my scissor addiction!  =)

 Some close up pictures...

Sorry, my flash didn't go off in this picture.

Above is a picture with all 3 of the doors opened.  Isn't that just way too cool!!! 

Some close up pictures...

I punched out a lot of different pieces in coordinating colors for Bree to embellish her photo album.  There's owls, birds, flowers, tags, cupcakes, Trees, balloons, leaves, leaf stems; etc.

That's all I have for today.  Thanks for stopping by my blog.

I recently discovered that people are using my cards and/or projects, duplicating them and entering them into challenges.  My cards and projects are my own creations and are not to be used in challenges or sold at craft shows; etc., for profit.  I don't mind if you duplicate my creativity to pass on to family members or friends as gifts or Occasions cards; but,  Please be considerate of others creativity!  Thank you!

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This is my first blog and it is still under construction.  I have yet to receive my Watermark so the picture's are copyright Lynn A. Gauthier, 2015-2016 Stampin' Up.

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