What Pockets & Pages Is All About

Showing a fnished mini-album on a main blog page takes up so much room - so here's where you can see the pages of each album I make in closer detail.

Friday, 8 February 2013

Delightful Dresser Mini

The outer box that holds this mini was sort of made up as I went along. The 'glass' panels are acetate and behind these are just paper cut-outs of plates and crockery items that I painted over in Glossy Accents. The outer paintwork is crackle paint with gold rub'n'buff, and the feet were made by rolling strips of paper to make paper beads. The 'handles' of the fake drawers are TH hitch pins.
The whole front opens up to reveal the mini inside. I think a lot of the papers were Papermania and Henbury Lane, and I had already decided on a very springtime-like theme of pink and green to match the crockery.
I used border-punches a lot in this mini, and many of the tags are simply slipped under the decorative edging. All the tags are plain cardstock in green and pink, with just a little inking around the edges. This first page shows a tag that holds down a flap...
... this is just for extra journaling or phoograph-placing space. There is also a top-opening pocket that holds another tag.
Turning over to the next page, we see that it is a full-length pocket holding a tag. This page also has decorative border-punching tha holds another tag. The page on the right is a shortened pocket that has 1 tag in it.
On the other side of this short pocket is another pretty border holding a tag. The right page is a very short pocket that holds 2 tags.
Many of the plain papers used were Core'dinations, and the inks were distress ink. The following page is another short pocket containing a tag, with a space for an extra tag in front.
The reverse of the tag pocket is plain, and the next page holds a tag in a decorative border, as well as being a full-sized pocket holding a large tag.
Turning over, the page is a mirror-image of the first page, with a tag holding closed a flap that, when opens, reveals a small pocket.
The next page is another shortened pocket with a full-sized tag.
Once again, the reverse of this pocket holds another tag. The right hand side of the page is a very short pocke holding two tags...
This pocket is the centre of the album, and the pages from here are all an exact mirror image in design from the first half.

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