Hey there paper Peeps! It’s Ginny here and I am really really really excited to be sharing my first project as guest designer at Petaloo for May. I’ve created a fun and festive mini album with Father’s Day as my inspiration. I think a mini scrapbook filled with pictures and loads of memories journaled on the tags is such a thoughtful and very personal gift. It can even hold gift cards in the pockets in case you want to take it up a notch.
OMGosh these little gnomes from Simple Stories are so dang cute. I super love all the patterns and images from this collection. I chose to use a spiral binding for this album so it could hold bulkier embellishments like the chipboard stickers. I’ve even tucked in a few flowers throughout the pages and I wouldn’t want them to get smooshed.
These Petaloo flowers really coordinate perfectly with the patterned papers and help to anchor the corner of the book. I layered many shapes and sizes and worked in some fabby Blueberry Picks. Leaves and tiny loopy twine bows fill in this arrangement and the chipboard bees on springs adds a very whimsical touch.
Using a punch I added an accent to the yellow checkered paper banner that’s tucked into to collage. The Enamel Dots are a fun alternative to buttons and since they come with the Bloom & Grow collection I know they match perfectly.
The base of this book is constructed out of sturdy chipboard so it would hold up to lots of admiring and page flipping. Dad’s gonna want to show off all his little Peeps!
I used ribbon trims to decorate the spiral binding. I found colors that matched the funky little chipboard stickers. Just one per spiral though so it won’t interfere with the book opening.
Several sets of the inside pages have pockets to add tags and memorabilia. To keep a consistent look I worked the wood grain pattern running throughout the book.
Solid colored cardstock borders and matting helps to make the pockets and tags more sturdy and keeps the busy patterns from running together.
I turned this gnome line up on it’s side to create pockets on the outside of the pages. It was so much better than having them only on the bottom of the page and allows of bigger tags to be inserted.
The last set of pages has no pockets to allow for bigger pictures…or maybe a handwritten note from the kiddos.
Okay that’s it for my first project for May. I hope you enjoyed viewing it as much as I enjoyed creating it!
Petaloo Product Used In This Project
Simple Stories Bloom & Grow
Double Sided Adhesive, Gathered Twigs Distress Ink, Scissors, Punches.