Friends Album by Pam Bray

I love mini albums...they are one of the most favorite thing I love to create, they are a way to use a few pictures but yet you have an album that last a lifetime. Today I created my Friend Album using a chipboard book that I had in my stash along with the Large Vintage Girl Embossing Folder and the Nesting Sunflowers. The Large Vintage Girl Embossing folder from Couture Creations is the perfect size for the front of the chipboard album.

I started by first running my salmon colored paper through my die cut machine.

 I then cut out a bunch of the Nesting Sunflowers out so I would be able to make my flowers.

When I covered my album front and pages I cut the excess paper off with my xacto knife from the Couture Creations Handheld Essentials Kit and sanded the edges with the Couture Creations Sanding Block
I also sanded the front of the embossed image with my sanding block to expose the white color core.
Taking my Couture Creations Precision Scissors I cut around the frame

and continue to do the same for the inside of the embossed image so I could form a frame for the front of my album

I inked all of the album pages and the frame with the distress ink using
I added Couture Creations Double Sided Tape to the cut out center so I could place a piece of pattern paper behind the frame.

I just love the Couture Creations Double Sided Foam Tape, it gives great dimension and that is what I wanted to achieve this for the front of my book when I place it to the front of my album.
When you get ready to make your flower from Couture Creations Nesting Sunflowers, ink them first, mist with water, wad them up and allow them to dry completely.
Once it is completely dry carefully open them up, layer them, using your Couture Creations Handheld Essentials Paper Piercer pierce a hole in the center and add a brad.

Here is a closer look at the flowers and the Large Vintage Girl frame I created

and a second look at the other corner.

Couture Creations
CO723447 Large Vintage Girl Embossing Folder
CO723212 Nesting Sunflowers
CO721985 Double sided Tape
CO721963 Foam Mounting Tape
CO721956 Percission Scissors
CO721957 Self Healing Mat
CO723060 Sanding Block
Handheld Essentials
Crystal Gemstones
Sponge Daubers

Other Products Used
Chipboard Book and Rings
Brown Distress Ink
Pattern Paper
Alpha Stickers
Chipboard Birdhouse

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