December 14, 2009

Butterfly Tri-Fold Album - Happy Birthday Lindsey!

I saw a tutorial for this album on YouTube and I just had to make one. It was really quick and simple, totally my style. :) I found this paper at Michaels and fell in love. It is a K & Company pack, the name is Cut N Paste. So I decided to make my niece an album for her Birthday. Happy Birthday Lindsey!

I decided to use the pictures from her high school graduation. I know that the paper is not very "graduationy" but, the paper fits her personality perfectly.  Did I mention it was Lindsey's birthday today? Anyway, I wanted to give all the photos the same feel as the paper, "vinatgey" and distressed, so I sanded around the edges and used my vintage photo ink pad to add a distressed look to each photo.

I LOVE how this mini came out! I like it so much that I almost kept it for myself. I wanted to keep it really bad, but I didn't because it is her birthday. Did I tell you that yet????? :)

This is the front cover. I added a little glossy accents to the smallest butterfly to give it a little dimension.

These are the first two pages ~ There is room on the back of the tags for journaling.

These are pages 3 and 4.
Again, the tags have room on the back for journaling.
This is the back cover of the album. I added glossy accents to the smallest butterfly to make her pop.
Oh! but wait, the album keeps going...... There are two more pages! I added a huge pink Prima flower with a little bling in the center and of course two more tags with room for journaling.

Close-up of the tags.... you can never have enough tags!  Just like shoes! Lindsey would agree with me on that one. Hey, have I mentioned yet that today is her birthday?
Here is a view of what it looks like standing up.
I had to add this one in too because I made those two small flowers and I am so proud of them! I used my scallop flower punch, burnished them (to make them soft), inked the edges, added a little bling in the center and can you say, Holy Cute!