Thursday, 9 June 2011

Ooh La La! Shoebox Mini

It's Thursday morning... and I did promise to reveal my new mini album... it's the Ooh La La Shoebox Mini.
I used some of the remaining gcd Paris Nights papers I had ( item # 486 from GCD Studios) I've only 5 sheets left of it now! I thought they matched so well with what's in the acetate-fronted portion of this mini book cover (just held shut by gold ribbon, tightly attached with gemstone brads)...
Aren't they adorable?! I loved making these... and if i could wear them myself, I'd give it a go *lol* Unfortunately, these are a little small :)
Made from paper from an idea I found on the web (there are loads of paper shoes similar to these all over the internet) I made my own pattern and and thought the flocked papers used here were fantastic for the shoes. To be honest, the whole mini album came about because I loved these paper shoes!
When the lid (the shoe-box part of the mini) is fully lifted off, it reveals an exploding box that is the cover of the mini album. There is a half-inch recess at the bottom of the box that makes it into a lid that keeps the mini album all closed up.
The bottom box is stopped from 'exploding' open fully at the side with ribbon - once again attached with gemstone brads. Not shown in the above photograph is the charm-dangly attached to the ribbon with a Tim Holtz swivel clasp (#TH92677)

The ribbons are untied to open the book, which has loads of room for 6"x4" photographs as well as slightly smaller ones and also plenty of opportunity for journalling too.
The papers for the mini album are all tan and red, with dark grey/black tags as well as matching red and tan tags. It's decorated throughout using the Paris Nights papers (I'm so going to mss using those papers!... same as when I used all the Ella Blue papers also from gcd Studios). I should also add that this is (once again) a gate-fold style album.
There are 3 'sets' of pages on each side that are as follows:
Plain page, with a small pocket at bottom of page on reverse.
Small pocket on bottom of page, with a full-paged envelope pocket on reverse.
Half-sized page with full-size tag inserted.
That's 18 pages in total, all decorated with the gcd papers except for the flaps of the envelope pockets... and it was relatively simple to figure out and make.

Now, I would like to have tutorials on my mini albums that I make... but the problem is that I just 'wing it' most of the time... I'll sit with my craft papers and just make it up as I go along... so I apologise for that, and to all those who have requested a tutorial for the mini-dresser album too :(


misteejay said...

Another stunning creation - those shoes are wonderful. What a wonderful way to store a minibook.

Toni xx

Scattychick said...

As a shoe addict I love this it is gorgeous lovely papers as well. I can just imagine what my husband would say if I started making paper shoes though lol "Don't you have enough?" comes to mind

Serendipity Stamping said...

You are truly talented!! #100

Sian said...

What can I say? I'm gobsmacked again! Seriously, you should do tutorials! Or classes! Or both!

dawn said...

You have shocked me again, it's amazing. How do you have the patience for these things. This is truly beautiful and I love the colors you chose. Maybe you could just video as you go along your way, nothing perfect just to see you play and how you make it work. Way to go on this project, love it all.

Amanda Lightfoot said...

Beautiful as always! That paper was just perfect for that shoe design. x

Craftgirl said...

Love everything you made. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Alpackas well they didn't spit at all and I went right up to them. So I do not know if they do the same as Llama's but they look much nicer. LOL


Debbie said...

Wow!! Love the detail and technique in this "little" project! What a fab pair of shoes! Awesome!