Saturday, 16 May 2015

Christening / Memory Album

Hi Crafters,
*As a heads up this post is very photo heavy.*
A few weeks ago it was my great nephews' Christening and as a gift I made a Memory Album for the parents to record the day.
I made the album myself, I'm not sure what the technique is called but I joined the pages together using strips of folded and gusseted card to form a spine that would allow some embellishments on the pages.
The finished album measured 18 x 14 x 6 cm and had room for five standard photo's.
Here is the front and back cover, the papers I used throughout were Echo Park - A Bundle of Joy - New Edition

Each page has a photo mat and a place for recording the details of the day together with a verse...
You can also see here the strips joining the pages together, I punched them with an EK Success Scalloped border punch...
Some of the embellishments were cut on my Cameo and others were dies..
The photo mats were cut and the corners were punched using another EK Success punch which makes this pretty swirly corner to tuck your photo's under...
I hope you liked my little album I really enjoyed creating it.
Challenges I'd like to enter:
Not Just Cards - #19 ATG
Creative Fingers - #80 ATG
No great plans here for the weekend, just the normal housework, crafting and family time but I do hope you all have a lovely weekend whatever you are up to.
See you soon,


dutchess said...

that is just stunning...lovely papers ,it's going to be such a loved album xxxx

coldwaters2 said...

WOWWWWW Lorraine this is awesome what a beautiful album you have created, the detail and the verses are superb this is one terrific project, well done
lorraine x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Fabulous album, well done you

Erika said...

Hi Lorraine, what a beautiful keepsake for the wee man. Love it and the colour combo is just perfect for a little boy.

Hugs Erika. x

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow, this is gorgeous Lorraine! A lot of work, sweat and TLC went into this one! Beautiful layout on every page and I love all the pretty papers you used! What a stunning keepsake album! hugs :)

Diane said...

What a sweet album Lorraine and fabulous keepsake !!

hugs Diane xx

Linda said...

What a beautiful album, and beautifully bound too. Love the way you used the verses in your book, All the photo mats look great (love that punch) and the extra dies cuts/embellishments look great. I'm sure this will be treasured for years to come! :) xx

Stamping With Bibiana said...

just adorable! loved the punched little feet on one of your pages!

Jacee said...

WOW, Lorraine I first must thank you for showing us all these pics of this lovely creation, I'm so glad we could see it all, it's flippin' lovely! every page is fantastic, what a beautiful piece of work, I LOVE it!!
hugs Jacee
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Sue said...

WOW! This is wonderful Lorraine. Your design is fabulous, I love the papers and all your detailing is so beautiful.
Sue xx

Carol said...

This is gorgeous Lorraine, a fabulous gift. Carol x

cotnob said...

This is stunning Lorraine, a brilliant design and so many fabulous details - a wonderful gift.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Carol S. said...

Brilliant project and love the design. Great detail and papers. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Gina Knott said...

OMG Lorraine, it is absolutely fabulous!! Love the frames and gorgeous sentiments throughout the album. I am sure this will be treasured!
Gina xx

Donna said...

Wow Lorraine, this is a stunning and the detail is amazing. Such a wonderful keepsake for your Nephew and I'm sure his parents will fill the book with photos and pride! :) Donna ♥ x

crafty-stamper said...

Absolutely beautiful,love the papers and beautiful verses a fabulous keepsake
Carol x