Monday, July 12, 2010

Gate Fold Mini Album

Good Morning Everyone,

I started this gate fold album a while ago but lost my mojo when it was time to do the tags.  I am not a tags person.  I don't know why but I just don't like making tags.  For this mini album I went out of my comfort zone and try something entirely different.  I rarely used black and white.  But for this mini album, I thought I will give it a try.  I used  the La Cream stack from DCWV.  The papers are so pretty with flock on some of the papers.

Here is the front of the album.   The charms are hard to see.  Those were parts of the earrings that I got from the neighborhood yard sale.  The button on the right cover was my handmade brad.  The elastic band hold the album close.

Here are some of the inside pages.  I did not have the bind-it-all wire so I used the 1" book rings.  I hide the knot inside the spine. Link to the tutorial is at the end of this post.

Here is a picture of the finished album lay flat.  It was 2 1/2 inches thick.

I really love this album design so I made two more.

These two mini albums are not finished yet.  They need embellishments.

Laura at Following the paper trail had all these wonderful mini albums.  Click here to go to her gate fold album tutorial. 

Thanks for stopping by again.



Gaby said...

Good thing you finished that mini album. It turned out absolutely gorgeous. I love black and white projects.

Have a great week.

MariLynn said...

Helen, this is a fabulous project. What a lot of time and effort. Gorgeous results!

Tracie said...

Just beautiful!

Whimcees said...

Hi Helen!

I love black and white - and your finished album is beautiful! As always, your embellishments are gorgeous! Great project! Can't wait to see the remaining two when they are completed! :<)

Thank you for the link to the tutorial - this is a great design!

Wishing you a great day!


Barbara Diane

eva said...

Very interesting and beautiful album

Patty O'Malley said...

Beautiful albums, Helen!

Creations by Patti said...

Hi Helen

Love your version of the Gate Fold album from Laura (Following the Paper Trail) - Your color/paper selection is gorgeous!!!! TFS and am glad you did finish the project - isn't it just so satifying?????


Rae said...

Very nice, Helen. I see you used one of my favorite sets of paper from DCWV. :)

KelAdams said...

How do you make those!?? They are beautiful!! But seriously, how do you make the Gatefold Album part?