Saturday, December 28, 2013

Happiness is Like a Butterfly Paper Bag Album

 I had some of these beautiful Webster Pages, post cards from Paris II papers. I love the color combo of the pinks, tourqoise, creams and whites and limey green.  Recently Webster pages was offering a reduced price box of goodies for $25 plus shipping...and I went for it! I could not believe the amount of stuff I got for that price, 4 papers packs, ribbons, flowers, much stuff! So I used some of the ribbons/trims with this album. 
 The album is a paper bag album like I have made in the past, but i thought I would be a little different and do it at a different angle.I did like a flip book the you tie shut with a string and around a button on the back.  The front has a quote that I got off pinterest, that says, happiness is like a butterfly: the more you chase it the more it will elude you. but if you turn your attention to other things it will come and sit softly on your shoulder.  The papers have butterflies all through here and there.  I added some petaloo flowers, and a butterfly I cut out of the butterfly papers from a large sheet I had of this paper. I also cut out other butterflies to put through out the album.  On top of the cut out butterfly I added some metal butterfly wings that I found at walmart for 99c. I used glossy accents to attach them and added a diamond shaped rhinestone.  
 This is the back of the album, it is machine sewn through out, and this is the button I sewed onto the back that the twine goes around to close the album.I also attached some little metal butterfly/dragonflies, also from walmart, to the twine and I love it! 
 inside the first 2 pages I added an wood grain small envelope, added a manila tag that I wrote Hope is the thing with feathers....added a word card of Hope on the front with a pretty butterfly, more flowers, below is a date card added to the papers with a pull out tag from behind, and ribbon where you can slip a picture behind.
 The next pages are a pocket pages , as you see on top, with 2 tags, one in its own little book pocket. On the bottom is a word card with Sweet on it...and a pretty 3d butterfly added to the pretty rose paper, i added hinges and a ribbon that goes all the way around the tab so that you can add photos. inside is a journaling area as seen below. 
 Here you see the next pages, with a pocket with a little manila tag, a felted butterfly, and the word card, saying unique. A larger pocket below with 3 tags, for more journaling. 
 A cute give something sentiment vintage  style card with a webster pages folder was added to this page with a heart stamp, you can add things to the folder by removing the little tim holtz paper clip.The word card that says LOVE was added what what you should be giving....  Below that is a page where 2 photos can be added to the die cut layouts. glittery ribbon to hold in one of the photos really pops! I added a stamp that says always...
 BINGO...that is what i used in the background of this layout, with a journaling circle about what you learned this year....i added the bingo buttons, and flowers to this page with a little lace trim.  2 pockets with jounaling tags were added below it where i stamped remember to one of them. 
 Another picture page, just slip behind the ribbons, onto the pretty rose paper...I added some butterfly wings to the side to tie it all in...2 more pockets with journaling tags, pretty butterfly I glued on and added some flowers and the word treasure with a stamp I have. 
 The last page is the pretty butterfly paper, just love it so much...I machine sewed a corner tab with an vintagy looking post card...and attached a little word that says wish..with another tiny tim holtz paper clip. Most all of the words and butterflies in the album have been gone over with my gelly roll pen clear star for some glitter and shine. I left the back page the way it is because the paper is so beautiful with the trees.. This is a beautiful fun album....start the new year right and give it as a gift to your sister, mom , best friend! Happy New Year Everyone!

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