Thursday, January 01, 2015

Heartfelt Creations "Raindrops on Roses" Album

This is my first girly, frilly and over the top decorated mini album.  This was SO much fun to make except for the glue gun.  The tutorial is free from a lady named Shellie Geigle on YouTube.  The paper is hard to find and I was happy to support her Ebay store to get the supplies needed.  She left no waste and every page is gorgeous.

I've discovered I despise glue guns.  I wanted to smack the computer as Shellie would take her glue gun and with ease glue down trim, ribbon, lace, pearls, flowers, and other items.  I had glue everywhere but where it was supposed to go.  It wouldn't come out evenly and by the end I've sworn never to use a glue gun again. 

I made several changes as the metal glue she used made me gag and it wasn't working.  I pulled out super glue and within a few seconds had the metal parts taken care of.

My flowers are Recollections from Michaels and the metal flowers are from JoAnn.  The ribbon is from Tim Holtz and fell in love immediately with it.

The cover:    

I added keys to my cover and changed the closure since I couldn't get the metal glue and gears to work.  The key hole is from Tim Holtz as well.  The keys are from Prima.  And I did add the "Bling on a Roll" to the bottom of the paper once I realized I'd missed it.

I changed the spine and made it more intricate.  It's probably overkill, but I figured I'd go out on this album.  Brads are from Recollections.  The punch is from Martha Stewart and has become one of my favorites.

Inside pages:

I changed this page to make use the metal butterflies.

This album is much easier to make than it looks as she used the paper in ways that they follow the different sizes.  It's the stupid glue gun that killed me.  


Jan.moogie said...

WOW love this album you have done a great job. Must admit this is my latest passion and have made one or two but now am going to have a go at this one. Thanks for sharing. xx