Saturday, July 25, 2015

Video - Guest Design - Vintage Album

Today's "DT Post Card"

Hey everyone!  I was asked to Guest Design over at Stamps & fun = Creativity blog 
challenge.  This week's challenge is a sketch challenge.

My post is up a bit early but the challenge starts Monday July 26!  I used some older GCD Studios pipeline (Paris Nights) that I have had that I bought LOTS of!  I created the base for this vintage album out of one piece of 8 1/2 X 11 card stock.  (I will be doing a video tutorial on this in the future!)

I started matting up the various mats I had cut to fit the album.  I inked them up with Vintage Photo distress ink.  I also like to add an inside pocket for someone to add pictures or other mats into.  Another hidden pocket is in the right side.  There is a full tag pullout.  This could have either a photo on it, or even some journalling adhered to i
t!  Also on black remember you can always write on the back with pencil or white pen!

I added some sewn areas to add some embellishment and interest.  I had some Eiffel Tower images and Paris images and used them on this album by layering them.

I felt like I needed a few more accents so I used some bling, a spinner/compass metal element, and a few other accents.  I also had an old "Paris" stamp set that I have no idea which company it is from, but I stamped a few stamps throughout this album to add more interest.  I love how this album looks and it was fun to make!

I hope you enjoyed this project!  Please check out the other DT members' projects!  Thanks so much for joining me for this Challenge over at Stamps & fun = Creativity!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. very nice and detailed work, thanks for joining Craft Your Passion challenge this week, good luck and hope to see you again! :)
    Kasia, Craft Your Passion DT

  2. Beautiful inside and out! Lovely vintage effect! Sweet folds and pockets! Thanks for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  3. Great album, I love all details! Thanks for playing with us at Brown Sugar Challenge this week!

  4. Fab project!! Thanks for playing along with the SHOPPING OUR STASH crew for our "De-Stress" challenge this week!!

  5. What a gorgeous creation! Love the design. Thanks for playing along with us this month at Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.
    Diana DT