Friday, August 12, 2011

Beau Chateau Mini Scrapbook

My Mini Scrapbook is now complete! Thanks for returning to see the completion of this two day post.  So, here are some details... The base of the scrapbook is one sheet of Very Vanilla card stock, cut into four 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" pieces. I scored on the 4 1/4" side 1/2" from the edge, and punched small holes 1/4" from the edge with a Crop-A-Dile. The scrapbook is bound together with a piece of Crumb Cake Tafetta Ribbon. Then all that was left to do was decorate each page.

The cover features a chunky vintagey flower made with the Fun Flowers Die. The greeting was stamped on DSP from the Elements of Style stamp set and punched out with an extra large oval punch. The frame was made with the new Designer Frames Embossing Folders, which I just love. Everything gets sponged with a little Soft Suede ink to soften it up.

Here are pages one and two. (Click on any photo for a larger image.) Each page is framed by coordinating card stock and lined with DSP which I stamped with a stamp from Elements of Style. Then a 2 3/4" x 3 1/2" piece of card stock is left vacant for the addition of photos. The letters at the top of the page were cut out from the Beau Chateau DSP, which is laid out perfectly for scrapbooking. The trim along the edges is the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch, and butterflies are from the Beautiful Wings Embosslit. Again, everything is sponged with Soft Suede ink.

Pages two and three have a similar layout, and once again, the greetings are cut out of the DSP. Hummingbird is from the Elements of Style stamp set. I cut out the corners of a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock that I embossed with the Framed Tulips Embossing Folder. I added a few flowers made with the Boho Blossom and Itty Bitty punches.

Finally, pages four and five feature a greeting from the DSP and one stamped from the Elements of Style stamp set. More Boho Blossom flowers finish it up. This was great fun to make, and I can't wait to fill it with photos and give it to someone special. 

Stampin' Up! Products used:
Stamp Sets: Elements of Style
Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Marina Mist, Pink Pirouette
Designer Series Paper: Beau Chateau
Ink Pads: Soft Suede
Tools: Big Shot, Fun Flowers Die, Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Framed Tulips Embossing Folder, Designer Frames Embossing Folder, Boho Blossom Punch, Itty Bitty Punch Pack, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Large Oval Punch, Extra Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Crop-A-Dile, Sponge Daubers
Acessories: Crumb Cake Taffeta Ribbon, Marina Mist 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Antique Brads, Pearls 

I hope you enjoyed this post! If so, it would make me smile if you leave me a comment! Thanks!



LILIANA said...

So pretty! Love the color combo. Thank you so much for sharing.

Anonymous said...

This is a great album! It looks like it was fun to make too!

Pat S.

Margaret said...

This is so pretty and such a great gift idea! TFS the 'how to' on this!