Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Love My Twin

So here's another Mini Album I made, this one is Twin Themed ... as I'm a Twin obviously!

I'm a huge fan of Distress Inks so this Albums has been Distressed to within an Inch of it's life lol!
I had just some bits of cardboard lying around, you know the type that just comes as part of the packaging of other stuff, so decided to cut them up to make the pages of my Mini Album as well as the coordinating box for it to go it!  A nice bit of cardboard recycling!

 So this is the front that says 'Love My Twin' I've used Distress Inks: Dusty Concord, Broken China and Faded Jeans, the Love and Script stamp are Tim Holtz too (I think it might be called Urban Grunge but I'm not too sure on that one! Hand made paper flower (I do like making flowes) and a Cricut Cut Swirl which has been Inked and then stamped with the script stamp!

 The Ribbon holding this together was actually on one of my Christmas Presents but rather than throw it away I put it to use as a closure to keep the whole thing together.

 This is a spiral photo mat with a nice little Twin quote which I thought was lovely! I've added some ribbon and paper flowers to accent! The background was done by scrunching up a piece of paper and inking over the top straight away with the ink pad then I spritzed it with some Cosmic Shimmer which had been mixed with water to give it a nice sheen!

 The next page just has a piece of ribbon across it which I sewed some beads on to make it look prettier and then tucked a photo mat in which has the image of a fairy in the corner

 This is just a frame which has acetate over the aperture, and is open at the side so that a photo can be slipped in
 Another frame of sorts.  I cut this image out of acetate using the cricut and then inked it with Walnut Stain Distress and attached it to the page with brads in the four corners which allows this tag to slide in and out.  The tag has the image of a bird which has been embossed with clear glitter embossing powder

 This is a little pouch which lifts up to reveal a pocket with a little photo mat in it, as well as a little tag which tucks into a little flourish tab!

 These photo mats all slide into one another! The two that come out are double side! The first one reads: "It's double the giggles and double the grins and double the trouble when you're blessed to be a twin" They are all decorated with handmade paper flowers and gems

 Another tag which is tucked into a pretty flourish pocket! Love this stamp on the background as well, its actually from a Papermania Cake stamp which I just repeated
 This is a little 'My Twin' book which slides out from the ribbon and has room for Photos and some Journalling

 This is a gatefold opening which has a thread fastening around some brad closures. I added some beads to the end of the thread! It then opens up to reveal photo and journalling space

 This is an envelope which I inked up to coordinated and then cut out the letters spelling out LOVE and attached them to some ribbon which then pull out of the envelope.

 Each letter of love is decorated with the separate letters that also spell out TWIN!

 This is the back of the album with the velcro closure
And in its box!

I loved making this album and making all the different pockets and booklets and various little areas to put photos and journalling!
Speak Soon
Nat -x-

I shall be entering this into Cupcake Craft Challenge 177 - Recycle
and Make It Monday 74


  1. Wow this is stunning. I'm so pleased I saw it on MIM xx Jan

  2. Wow! Speechless...this is amazing! Thank you so much for linking up at Make it Monday! Don't forget, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning! Good luck,
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  3. This is a detailed and beautiful project, love the recycling. Thanks so much for joining the fun at Cupcake. x

  4. Oh your albumn is beautiful... and a brilliant way to recycle forgotten or unwanted items! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake, Shelly x

  5. Hi Natalie, what a gorgeous mini book. I love the distressing and vintage colours.l Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge. Hugs, Denise x

    I apologise for my late comment - why not check out our new challenge "red & pink" @