Thursday, July 3, 2008

AAHH 4th of July!!

I got a wonderful box of goodies yesterday from A.Go on the MB. Some of the things he sent were small chipboard albums, measuring about 3 1/2 inches or so. I have never done any of these so today I thought I would try it (mainly because all my swaps are done and I now have some time to do some things for my own collection LOL).

I really enjoyed making the little album. I got the rubons at a crop a few months back as part of a free give away. I do have some extras from the set if I need to do more embellishment after I add pictures. The patterned paper was some I got from ABC distributing YEARS ago. I used Bazzill card stock for the plain.

(You can click on the pictures to see more detail)

This is the cover. I did use some ribbon to tie the book closed. I also used my deckle blade that came with my purple cows trimmer for the decorative edges. I was using my big Zig glue pen but it ran out on me so I finshed up with a Scotch 2 way glue pen.

I tried to leave some big areas for pictures, but I still wanted some decorative pages also. I used some ink for the edges *okie so loves inked edges*. Again with the rub ons. There were actually quite a few on that little sheet!

I wasn't sure how the orange would look but I think it added some extra color to the little album and I do like the way it looks. All the patterned paper came in a set so I thought I might as well use it.

Of course there will be eating involved during the holiday of Freedom! So I was glad there were some rub ons to make a comment about that. I left an area above the rub on so I can add a picture also.

Since we are going to be out on the boat Saturday I thought I needed a page for that and luckily there were some rub ons that had to so with water too! *okie just notices there are NO STICKLES ON THIS PROJECT!!

Of course what is the 4th of July without fireworks?!. I had to do minimal decorations since the album is small. But I think the rub ons and paper helped tie the theme together well.

Okay so the back isn't quite done. But I am wanting to find a good picture of fireworks or something for the back and then maybe add a rub on or two. Since I need the picture first it looks a little plain.

I enjoyed doing this little project and can't wait to get some pictures to add to it!!


  1. Oooooo! What nice goodies you got! You did an awesome job with the 4th book!! I'm still too intimidated by chipboard. :)

  2. THanks ya'll! I did get the pics in it and I think it turned out so cute!!