Sunday, October 12, 2008

Tags - Index/Table of Contents

I love tags. I've seen many beautiful ones, either pre-made or hand-made. I have always wanted to make some... but I'm not sure how to use them besides using them as gift tags or on cards.

One day, while I was planning the table of content/index page for the travel album, I suddenly remembered the ticket stubs I've collected from our trip. We went to a few places and collected quite a few of them. I failed to include them in the actual trip LOs.. so now I have to find a way to include them in the album.

Then I suddenly remember tags! They would make wonderful ticket stub holders! Or at least I hope.....

I picked the same Making Memories tropical patterned paper that I used on some of my travel LOs, and used that as the design for the tags. Embellishing them was fun. I even did one of them as a hidden tag for our itinerary. I tend to forget where we've been after a while....

Friday, October 3, 2008

Silver Anniversary Clear Album

Our friends just celebrated their 25th year anniversary. In honour of such a wonderful event, I made an acrylic gift album for them.

The clear album is probably an earlier product from Clear Scraps (love their shaped clear albums). Paper and embellishments are from K&Co. The ribbons are from Michael's $1 spot!

Can you tell I'm in love with the Blue Awning line? I made my dear husband's anniversary card from this line as well... it is so classy and elegant. The colours also work well for both genders. I think it'll also work really well with Basic Grey's Periphery line.. or LYB's Vita Bella. I hope I can do a project mixing those lines ...

I took a class from the Glitz girls, and had fallen in love with clear albums. I think that clear albums make the most wonderful gift albums. I made another one for my BFF for her two girls... They are fun to make and fun to display. I'm thinking if you get a small easel, the album can be easily displayed.

I love making albums that still preserve the 'clear' part. Therefore, I usually leave the edges clear of patterned paper. I also use rub-ons on over the edges and try to do it one corner per page. This way, the layered patterns will show thru without being too cluttered. As for the main design of each page, I just put a little bit of patterned paper in there as the background for the photos. And once the little pieces of ribbons are added to the rings, the album is done!