14/02/2017

Valentine Day Keepsake Album and Case

Sending you crafty hugs this Valentine Day.  I'm sharing a fun Valentine themed album custom made to fit in my new 8 x 8 Shadow Box kit with you today. It's also making an appearance on the Graphic 45 blog today too, along with fabulous projects from design team members Kath and Maggie. Click here to go over and take a peek. (after 1pm GMT)
I had a rummage (I'm doing a lot of that lately) through my paper hoard (mountain lol!) and pulled out a mix of Valentine themed papers from A Place in Time, Time to Flourish and Sweet Sentiment collections by Graphic 45, teamed them up with black papers from French Country and Nature Sketchbook collections and crafted them into this fun little expanding album, all tied up with red ribbons that have the cutest little black hearts on the ends. 
The album sits in our new 8 x 8 Shadow Box Kit which makes a great case to hold a keepsake.  I've customised the box, creating a hinged lid using my black construction tape and adding boxed sides from scored card to create a holder for the 7 3/4" x 6 1/4" album to fit in. 
I love how all the collections work so well together. You can make gorgeous bespoke projects in themed colours from papers in your stash.  
Here's some close up pics of the inside of the case, album cover and pages: There's a link to the full video for the project and one that shows you how to make the basic album too after the photos. 
Valentine Album and Case Clare Charvill Graphic 45
Valentine Album 2017 Clare Charvill Graphic 45
Valentine Album 2017 Clare Charvill Graphic 45
Valentine Album 2017 Clare Charvill Graphic 45
Valentine Album 2017 Clare Charvill Graphic 45
Valentine Album 2017 Clare Charvill Graphic 45
Valentine Album 2017 Clare Charvill Graphic 45
Click the video to see the full project. 

To make the basic album gather up your sullies form the list below and then click on the video below to follow along with me and assemble your album.
Supply List 
Cut two pieces of 2mm chipboard 7 7/8" x 6 3/8" 
Cut two pieces of card for your covers 10" x 8 1/4" 
Five pages 6 3/4" wide x 7 1/2" deep - score all pages at 1/2" and 3/4" from one long edge. Fold and crease score lines. 
Cut one piece of card 6" wide x 7 1/2" deep
Cut four pieces of narrow ribbon 22" long


Enjoy decorating your album and have fun using it. Join me back here tomorrow for another take on making a basic album. :-) Cx

17 comments:

  1. Superb work Clare, i will look at the video later, Thank You.
    Elaine H X

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    1. Hi Elaine, Happy Valentine Day. Enjoy watching the video and do have a go at making the album :-) Cx

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  2. Wow Clare, what a fabulous make.
    Toni xx

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    1. Hi Toni, thanks for calling by. Happy Valentine Day. :-) Cx

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  3. Morning Clare, Wow Wow Wow !! I watched this video yesterday and the project is absolutely stunning !! The basic album looks quite easy to make and expandable as you say, you are a genius !!
    Enjoy your day.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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    1. Morning Patricia, I'm a little behind on replying to comments - I've caught Olivers man cold lol! . Great to hear you like the little album. I hope all your entertaining went well a week or so ago. I'm sure everyone loved your home bakes - they're the best. Enjoy your day. Sending Valentine hugs your way :-) C x

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  4. Love love love this little album. Guess what I shall be attempting thus coming weekend. Thank you for sharing your as always beautiful work Clare - happy Valentine's Day ❤

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  5. This is so appealing Claire. Beautiful work as always. Will watch later and take it all on board. :) x

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  6. Good afternoon Clare, once again another fabulous project for us to drool over - looks like my wish list won't be coming to an end any time soon. Thank you so much for sharing this. Happy Valentine's Day to all! Take care.
    Margaret A.

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  7. I watched the video when you first put it on You Tube, omg Clare, I just love it. I am going to a crop this weekend so think I will rustle up some papers and have a go at it as you say!!! Thank you again for all your inspiration.
    Love,
    Judy

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  8. This is gorgeous, Claire, just love it, and will have a go as I have lots of part-collections to use up !!! Many thanks.

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  9. this is wonderful! I will add it to my must try list.. Thank you

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  10. Am in awe of your album and its construction!! Thank you for sharing all the info!! Wish I hadn't used so much of Graphic 45 papers from the past so as to use the ones you had!! Will have to change it up but so inspired with yours!! Thank you!

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  11. Another crackerjack construction, Clare. The monochrome scheme is superb. The tethered hearts on the ribbon ends are a crowning glory. Happy Valentine's Day. Cheers, Adam.

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  13. Just superb Clare but won't be home for another two months to get my papers together. Really makes my day seeing these wonderful projects you create Bev

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  14. I was looking for a new tutorial. And found your tutorial for the expandable album. Great. Exactly what I was looking for! I've already crafted it. But with other measurements. I used the gorgeous Nature Sketchbook Papers. It has become good.
    Thanks for the tutorial! Annett from Germany

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