Friday, March 24, 2017

G45 "A Portrait of a Lady" - Mini Album

Hello!

Sometimes an idea for a project doesn't want to shape in our head, but sometimes the mojo visits and only after looking at ONE something, we get the full and immediate idea about how we want our project to be. This is what happened to me, once I saw a drawer pull.



I purchased that drawer pull a while ago from AliExpress and was sure that it will arrive with shorter screws, which will be just enough to attach the pull to thick chipboard. I was not expecting that the screws will be about 3/4" long.

That’s why I finally thought of using the them for holding the album’s pages and be a base of the binding. A little strap on the side to hold the album closed and a fantastic paper by Graphic 45 finished everything off. I hope you like the result.

Here are some details of the cover:




The inside pages are very simple, just a few cutout from the paper and a photo mat with the photo corners:















I planned to make a tutorial on this album, but than thought that the way of constructing the binding is quite self explanatory. Let me know what you think, because I have a shot video (which still needs to be edited) with the instructions, but I am not sure if it is worth uploading it to You Tube. 



Graphic 45 products used:
Portrait of a Lady 12x12 Pad
Portrait of a Lady Tags & Pockets
Portrait of a Lady Decorative Chipboard
Ornate Metal Label Holder

Thanks for stopping by.

April, 14 - Post Edit:
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You can find the instructional video here:


22 comments:

  1. The album is quite lovely. I have never seen these photo corners before. Are they from a punch? If so, what brand? A tutorial would be very nice.

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    1. Hi. Thank you. The photo corners are a die which I got from Russia.
      Here is the link:
      http://www.scrapfriend.ru/#!/Нож-для-вырубки-Фотоуголок-Ретро-2-2см-Scrapfriend/p/70136522/category=20783736

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  2. מיני אלבום מקסים!!!

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  3. Good evening,
    Your album is beautiful ...
    A tutorial, it would be really nice of you because you are an excellent teacher ...
    In advance thank you for sharing this tutorial with us

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    1. Thank you Ariane!
      The video will be on You Tube (hopefully) in a few days.

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  4. Your album is beautiful as usual. Miss see you on YouTube. Will you be showing some of these gorgeous creations on YouTube again??????

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    1. Hi Sharon, will be uploading the instructions on the base pages and the covers for this album soon, hopefully in a few days.
      See you on You Tube and thank for your comment :)

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  5. Alexandra - this is really lovely, could you please do the tutorial - I learn better when I see something being put together so Youtube is a blessing! Thank you for sharing your gorgeous projects.

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    1. Thank you Anne. I'll do my best to upload a video soon.

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  6. Tutorial & I vote Kit! Love your designs - they seriously are so unique!

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  7. I really love this album and would love to see the video I love your work and your easy to understand instructions please post the video with many thanks

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  8. I agree with everyone else that a tutorial would be awesome. Please include your binding system as well for folks like me that aren't yet comfortable with mini albums. Your work is fabulous and I enjoy watching your videos on youtube. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  9. I would love a tutorial, also. Pretty please.

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  10. Gorgeous creation as ever dear. Will have to try this out :) Hugs.

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  11. Hi Alexandra, I love your work...you are a very talented person...love watching your videos and you are so good at explaining how to make things. I was wondering if you could tell me where you purchased your corner-matic tool...it is a great tool. Many thanks Jan 🙂

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    1. Hello Jan!! Thank you.
      My corner matic tool is handmade from chipboard. I found a video tutorial which you can use for creating a cornermatic tool of your own
      https://youtu.be/eBlln0PtTgY

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    2. Thank you so much Alexandra for your help...I very much appreciate it

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Thank you for the kind comments!