What a rainy, messy day today.  I have to share a funny story about this crazy weather.  As most of you are aware, we had a long, snowy Winter.  And, things are warming very slowly this Spring.  Yesterday as I sat in my car waiting to pick my daughter up after orchestra rehearsal, I thought, “Ugh, more rain just as the kids are getting ready to come out.”  The day was cold.  I could easily have stayed wrapped up inside all day.  I looked up from my book to see if she was coming yet and what do I see?  Large white “flakes” coming down with the rain.  REALLY??  Can’t be!!  As I swiveled my head around looking to be sure about the snow, I realized it was the petals from one of the nearby trees.  As they fell, they were blowing around like random flakes of snow.  Whew!

Today, I want to share a mini album that I created using this cool paper.  Naturals Composition Specialty designer paper is quite versatile and I hate to see it go.  I started with a cereal box base.  I love how flexible, yet sturdy it is.  We eat lots of cereal at my house, so there’s a box available for creating at least a couple of times each week.

Wallet Mini Album from theartfulinker.com

 

 

 

 

Here’s the album closed with a Rich Razzleberry belly band.  The band was embossed with the Beautifully Baroque embossing folder.  Then, I took the Gold Metallic ink pad and swiped it across the raised details to highlight them.

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I added a Scallop Punch flower.  The flower was punched from Crumb Cake cardstock and then stamped with images from Delicate Doilies.  These images were inked with Rich Razzleberry.  I scrunched and stacked the layers and used a brad to hold them together.  Then, hot glued the flower to the belly band.

Delicate Doilies Flower embellishment from theartfulinker.com

 

 

Natural Composition Specialty designer paper cover

 

 

 

 

 

The Naturals Composition Specialty designer paper was originally the color of kraft paper with an embossed design.  Using a Stamping Sponge, I inked the paper all over with Rich Razzleberry.  The cover ended up looking like a piece of brocade.  The ink really makes the embossed design pop.  I added dots of Dazzling Details that look like tiny crystals.  And used Versamark along the edge and heat embossed with Gold embossing powder to give it a gilded look.

 

 

 

 

 

Adorning Accents edge detail from theartfulinker.com

And since it’s all about the details, here are the edge of the flap above and the inside pages below.

Finishing Touches Edgelit page edging from theartfulinker.com

The flap edge was cut with an Adorning Accents edgelit.  And then gilded as the straight edge of the cover was.  The inside pages were made from Crumb Cake cardstock and then edged with Rich Razzleberry cardstock cut with the Finishing Touches edgelit.

Now the one detail you can’t see is how I attached my pages.  For that, I punched two holes in the center fold of the cardstock pages and the center/spine of the cover.  Through the holes, I threaded some Victoria Lace Crochet Trim and tied a knot on the outside of the spine where I left ends long enough to dangle.

That’s it.  A cute mini album and some great designer paper.  Get it before it’s gone as you’ll find this paper on the Retiring Products list.

Check out the list, place your order, notify me (through the Email Me tab in the sidebar) that you’d like a free copy of the new catalog and then…

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