a gift for a new baby’s grandmother

hi everyone

Trying to get back on schedule after a full summer, new computer and lots of planning …. like a daughter applying to Georgetown for grad school in June, getting accepted in July and having to move her this month!  And that is just part of the picture.

My first post is a gift for a friend who is a grandmother for the first time!  I created a mini album in a box.  The album was an extra kit from a Melissa Francis class at the summer 2008 Craft and Hobby Show.  


It started with a craft box and album from Melissa Francis –

  •  but could be recreated by using a box from your stash and layering cardstock in an album
  • paint edges of box and albums with a mix of white and cream acrylic, let the craft paper show through a bit – paint a thin layer – dries quick!
  • tear  designer paper in rough shapes based on the layer you want to cover – distress edges and ink edges for vintage look
  • Melissa Francis rubons, stickers, chip hearts were used – don’t be afraid to distress edges of embellishments — and to cut apart stickers; add ribbons to chip board, layer pieces to add depth
  • Prima flower – fabric fancies collection and others…
  • Prima buttons in rose and green to match dp
  • painted the back side of album and inside of box with a sponge in cream and white and sponged pink to complete the look
  • Deckle edged spellbinder nestability for small picture mats



cover of album
cover of album

321front and top of box


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