Sunday, 18 September 2011

Seussing it up!

With the imminent departure of my daughter to university, I wanted to give her a little surprise mini album that would make her smile and give her some subtle advise. Who better to turn to than Dr Seuss? I wanted to make a quick and inexpensive project so I used a card blank to make the covers, white card-stock off cuts for the pages and covered it all with papers from a 6 x 6 pad. On reflection the pages would have been sturdy enough using just photographs with the patterned paper glued to the back. The text blocks were printed on tracing paper but vellum would have looked better.

So here is my 'Wisdom of Dr Seuss'.

I also cut two acetate pages and put a white rub-on on each of them but
you could always use a stamp and white Staz-On ink

For this page I made a little pocket and tag.

I wished I had used this paper for the front
but hey-ho you live and learn.

A 6 x 6 pad is ideal for making mini albums, cards or even putting the pieces together to make a 12 x 12 page. I used the beautiful and quite girly (very appropriate if you know Gracia) Lime Twist - Happy Go Lucky pad, but there are pads to suit every taste and type of mini album.