Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Uncharted Territory

When I first saw this fun collection of Donna's called Storybook, I immediately loved the sheet of eclectic images called Storybook Cards.  From cute glittery fairies  to army men and space motif's, there are images for all fun loving kids at heart.
I have an assortment of photos of my son Ryan. He is 12, has autism and is the love of our lives. He is sometimes a mystery to us and our life with him can be quite the adventure at times, so the space theme was just perfect.
I decided to use this cute collection to make a really fun mini album documenting some of my favorite photos of him.

For the base of the album, I decided to distress and edge some corrugated cardboard.

For the inside pages, I took a sheet of 12x12 cardstock, folded it in half, then folded in half again to make a 3 in square.
Run the cardboard and the pages through your bind it all to make holes so you will be able to bind the book together later on.

Next, I cut the large star out of one of the Storybook papers. I added some burlap ribbon adhered with a fabric brad and added the star with pop dot adhesive to the cover.

Take the sheet, and cut out some more of the fun images to add to the pages and decorate your book.

Here are some of the pages of the inside of the book using the other adorable pages in this line.

The greatest part of these pages is that for double spread layouts, the pages line up so it looks like one continuous scene.
With the addition of some titles, journaling and ribbons, the mini album is complete.  Another fun accent to add is some shaped chipboard shapes from Want 2 Scrap. In this album, I used puzzle pieces and a gear from Sprightly Sprockets. This line is perfect for kids albums and covers all themes from space, school, carnival... it truly is playful and colorful!
Storybook also coordinates perfectly with other playful lines by October Afternoon and Fancy Pants. Combining them with this paper line added some  fun accent's and made the book come to life.

Pattern papers, Donna Salazar Storybook, GCD
Brads, letter stickers and ribbon, Basic Grey
Ink, Mix'd Media Inx, Donna Salazar for Clearsnap
Wood accent, paper tickets and ribbon Maya Road
Sheer overlay accents, Fancy Pants, To the Moon
manila tickets, stapler, from Staples
Chipboard pieces, Want 2 Scrap
Stickers, October Afternoon

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