Vintage Friendship Mini Album
Hi Folks, I hope you all enjoyed last month page and learned something new. I’m glad to say that everybody has posted their page except for Cathy who has a problem with her hand but will be able to finish her page for Liz. Hope your hand is healing Cathy.
I have another interesting page for you this month but first read this verse I found which I think you’ll like
Life is like a book and some characters in your story will be in every chapter
throughout your book of life. Some are in one or two chapters and fleetingly some only feel like they are in an odd paragraph.
They may be in another chapter they may not.
So, Share and Care, Love and Laugh whilst you can, for tomorrow is always
So let’s get started on our next page.
Again I have a video for you to view however the measurements given are not for a 6x6 album.
Don’t worry this is a very easy page and if your not sure just ask me,
The measurements for our 6x6 album are: please read carefully I don’t want you to waste any cardstock.
For the main page you will need
1, 6”x6” cardstock and 1, 53/4 “ x 53/4” patterned paper
For the Pocket
1, 6x3” cardstock and 1, 57/5 x 2 7/5 patterned paper
( in other words quarter inch smaller than the cardstock)
For the Photo Mat
1 4x5 Cardstock, (optional patterned paper quarter an inch smaller)
2, 11/2 punched circles for the photo mat as a tab.( one on front and one on back of photo mat on top of page)
Remember to leave at least half inch to the Left side of the completed page for your partner to make holes to suit her album.
Please ignore the reverse page on this video but I have made an additional pocket on the reverse side to insert the photo mat and to give room for your info to your partner
For the booklet 2, 4x5 cardstock for front and back cover of booklet . 4 pages plain or ruled paper a bit smaller.
This little booklet can be left blank or you could use it to write down some info about yourself for your partner.
I had problems understanding what to do with the paper pages as it didn’t seem to open freely like the way its dose in the video so I created concertina pages by taking an A4 page cut down the middle length wise and folded it into a concertina page. I had to add another two folded pages for it to work. Then stick down the first folded page to the front book cover. And stick the last page to the back cover page. You will see in my photo a bow tied with twine this is just for decoration on my style of page, you don’t really need any holes here if you choose to make a concertina booklet.
Take your time and just play around till you manage to create a little booklet. You might have your own ideas on how to do this.
There are additional papers in the video but that was for using the school paper as in the video. You are free to use any patterned paper and card but be sure to make it look Vintage.
Now decorate your page remembering this is for a Vintage album and start by inking the edges of your papers. If your unsure how to decorate take a look at Lyn’s lessons. That’s the best place to learn all about the Vintage style and take a look at some of many Vintage/ Shabby Chic blogs for inspiration.
I felt that this is an easy page to make so I have added an additional Tag for your partner that I would like you to decorate with buttons. If you don’t want to use buttons on your tag you could do it on your main page or booklet.
In addition to what’s on the video I would like you to make your partner a decorated tag. You can make this any size you like and decorate how you want. Why not try and be a bit creative and do some stamping or embossing on your tag.
You can use anything you like to decorate your tag but I want you to use some buttons. ( in line with Karen’s interesting info re Vintage buttons) If you haven’t seen Karen’s discussions yet take a look at her page “Spreading Sweetness”. Karen is so clever and always comes up with such brilliant and useful info. Thanks Karen you’re a star
You’ll see what I’ve done with my tag in the pictures below.
Be sure to sign up for this swap by 15th March and I will issue partners list on 16th.
I am also looking for 2 Angels to be on call should they be required to make an additional page if someone hasn’t received a page for some reason from their original partner. Thankfully my Angels weren’t required last month.
Now watch the attached video to see how to put it all together and my photos will let you see what I’ve done. Any problem just get back to me. I’ve tried to write instructions clearly but it’s not an easy task so feel free to contact me if you don’t understand anything.
Page example : just click and point to open this video
My Page,Photo Mat and booklet plus Tag
you cant see in this photo but I added some seem binding tied in a bow which I wet slightly then scrunched it up and allowed to dry before using it. My buttons are down each side and I also included a beaded pin. You are free to decorate as you please.
I hope you enjoy making this page but remember if there is anything you don't understand just ask me. Enjoy!
Ps There will be a prize for the first person to find my mistake. lol!!
Maybe no one will notice but I have made a mistake in my pages but hey! were all learning and you can learn from mine and your own mistakes, so they say lol !!
Lyn posted Cathie T/Angel posted
Kapree posted Sandy/Angel posted
Lilian posted Kim posted / winner of guess my mistake
Nicole posted Fiorella posted
Diana posted Karen posted
Maisie posted Polly posted
Liz posted Josie /Angel posted
Horah!! we did it it on time! Well done ladies
Please contact your partner by PM to acknowledge partnership and swap addresses.
All swaps must be posted by 28th March. If swap not completed by deadline you will be illegible to sign up for the following month, however you can rejoin once all previous swaps have been cleared . We are all aware that things can crop up which make it difficult to complete a swap so please let me know as soon as possible to allow me the time to arrange for an Angel to take your place. Please let me know when you receive your page and take a photo for the slideshow and for all to see, admire and gain inspiration.
Thank you all for joining me this month I hope you have all enjoyed this months page and look forward to hearing from you again for April ,when I have yet another new design for your Friendship page. gosh April, how time flys!
WOW! AND AGAIN WOW! You can always expect nothing less than the best from Lyn, she is indeed very talented and that why she's Moderator of this group. She's a very busy lady with other commitments and yet she always takes the time to produce the most stunning creations. You are very lucky Cathy to possess such beautiful pieces of art.
You must join us again Cathy and start collecting more beautiful pages from your friends here. We have all made ourselves a Friendship album in which to fill with all the wonderful work that everybody produces. Friendship pages which have been made especially for you by the talented and kind ladies you've met during your time here at PCP
This album will become a treasured keepsake. I often take my Friendship Album to a quite corner and just sit and go over the beautiful pages and read all the comments made for me from the friends I now have here on ATV.
So Cathy, and ladies, that's what the Friendship pages are all about and why it's nice to add some information for your partner so that in the future we can look back and remember happy times crafting and have lovely Friendship pages created especially for you.
So Cathy, I hope I have persuaded you to join us again and start collecting more Friendship pages to fill your Friendship Album.
You say you never received a page from some where in the past but I can assure you you will always have a page in return here as I have made a commitment to ensure that everybody who signed up for this swap will always receive a Friendship page. If your partner for some reason cant complete the task then I or one of my Angels will step in to make one for you.
TFS the beautiful pages you received from Lyn.
I had no idea how this package would be received as far as the particular style of papers that I chose...who knew you'd loved it all!!!! Thanks for your kind words and photo sharing Cathie!
I have my mail server working at last...almost working....it is sending every mail twice!!!! Anyway here there are the pics I took of the masterpiece Nicole sent me.
Nicole, thanks again, I can't stop admiring it!!!
Lilian, you're so right!! I started collecting friendship pages from the beginning and go over the pages very often. It is like I have friends all around me!
Cathy, the page you received is stunning...but Lyn makes always stunning pages!!!!!
TFS Nicole's work. This is another example of the stunning creations made by the members of this group. Well done Nichole your pages are gorgeous
I am so happy I started this group. At first I didn't feel confident enough to help you ladies to put done on paper the talents you all possess and I'm delighted to see that you all put your best efforts into producing beautiful pieces of art for your partner.
A bid THANK YOU to all for making my time here a very happy experience for me. With or without a Friendship page from each of you I will have happy memories of each and every one of you. I do hope that in time I will be able to get round you all to have a page to fill my Friendship album and have something to read and admire in your beautiful Friendship pages.( time to get the hankies out ladies lol!!)
Which reminds me Please mask sure you have your name somewhere in your work just in case the oldies like me start to forget.
The idea of this group is to get you to look at the various combination of pages you can make for any album and to ensure you don't get bored just doing the same thing every month, and to have fun doing it. You have all achieved to put your heart and soul into your creations so thank you for making this group the success that it is.
I hope you will all continue signing for a long time to come both with me and Karen. Karen and I work together in the background to bring you interesting challenges and I can tell you that you will be sorry if you miss next months challenges. lol!!
Thank You All !