Mini Album for Bec’s 18th

My niece Bec celebrated her eighteenth birthday on the weekend and I made this mini-album for her to commemorate the last eighteen years. I am really pleased with how it turned out so I thought I’d share it with you.

Bec has more handbags (purses) than anyone I know, so I felt it would be fitting to do the mini album in the shape of a handbag. I was going to design my own template but then Wendy from Doodelicious offered a really cute template for a purse shaped card on her blog, so I modified that and turned it into a mini-album.

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I made the album on Bazzil textured cardstock and used papers from Thao Cosgrove’s Bella Collection from Scrap Girls and Mesoke’s Vanille Fraise on the front. The beads on the left are a flamboyant key ring to match her bubbly personality.

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Click on the thumbnails to open the graphic files if you want to get a better look at the pages

I designed the pages digitally so there would be no elements to catch on each other. And all the papers and elements are from Thao Cosgrove’s Art Journal Collection plus some sparkles from Rina’s Sparkles kit on the last page.The handle is from an old charm bracelet I butchered and the eyelets hold the top flap in place so that stops the bag from falling open.

Bec loved it. Hope you enjoy it too.

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20 Responses to Mini Album for Bec’s 18th

  1. Janine April 18, 2007 at 10:26 am #

    wow that is stunning Karen. How can she not like it. I can’t take my eyes off it.

  2. Hannah April 18, 2007 at 10:54 am #

    Wow, that is gorgeous!!! I’m sure she will love it, so much time & effort has gone into that, what a special gift :-)

  3. etceteraetcetera April 18, 2007 at 2:35 pm #

    fabulous work Karen!!!! :)

  4. etceteraetcetera April 18, 2007 at 2:37 pm #

    ohhhh forgot to say also, I’ve turned the template into an album too…lol…I’ll have to dig it out and post it on my blog..lol!

  5. Melissa April 18, 2007 at 2:42 pm #

    Wow you’ve put a lot of work into this. Looks great.

  6. gypsykate April 18, 2007 at 6:53 pm #

    awesome Karen, love it! it looks amazing

  7. Heather April 18, 2007 at 7:01 pm #

    The mini-album is brilliant Karen, very clever and creative and lucky Bec to have received such a wonderful pressie!

  8. Toni April 18, 2007 at 10:20 pm #

    Wonderful album Karen. A friend of mine designed a purse book which i have made several times. They are so much fun.

  9. ~ AM ~ April 18, 2007 at 11:51 pm #

    The album is awesome Karen!!! It’s gorgeous!

  10. Corina April 19, 2007 at 4:15 am #

    I think you made a lot of changings, from the original pattern, and the result is great!

  11. kitkat April 19, 2007 at 12:41 pm #

    That’s gorgeous Karen. Thanks for sharing the album pages too.

  12. leslie r April 20, 2007 at 9:41 am #

    Wow! That’s stunning. I love the handle with the mother of pearl buttons. Very cool

  13. bakinbit April 20, 2007 at 10:10 am #

    I’n very impressed! When you said you were doing a purse I had no idea it would turn out SOOOOOO CUTE!…..Love it.

  14. Dianne April 20, 2007 at 10:13 am #

    This is such a beautiful gift, Karen! I just love it!

  15. Lani April 24, 2007 at 8:13 pm #

    wow karen! this is gorgeous….i havent paper scrapped anything in so long but you have inspired me!

  16. andilynn April 25, 2007 at 3:20 am #

    Karen–You’ve done it again! This is Fabulous! Bec must have been so thrilled. A great hybrid project. I might have to try it–just need a little more time.

  17. coonie April 26, 2007 at 3:53 am #

    I love it, it is so unusual. This is such a wonderful gift :)

  18. bekaboo April 26, 2007 at 12:55 pm #

    She must have just loved this. What a wonderful thoughtful gift!

  19. June Campbell May 31, 2008 at 1:47 pm #

    Love, love, love you purse album. I may have to copy that idea one of these days when time permits. If you don’t mind, that is.

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