Making progress. Just a few additions these past few days, but two of them lend themselves well to videos. I'll walk you through the new pages below.
First, I added a BBQ invitation for my friend Megan's pharmacy school graduation. It was about 5x7 and I trimmed it down to 4x6.
On the backside, I added some handwritten journaling and attached a strip of patterned paper with adhesive and then machine stitched it down in white. I don't know what it is about the machine stitching, but it seems to "finish" off elements just enough that it's worth the hassle of sewing.
For the next page, I added a plastic sleeve with custom machine stitched "pockets."
I filmed a video to explain how to make the pockets. Pretty simple and very flexible. You could do this on a larger scale or create all different sized pockets. If you don't have a sewing machine, you could accomplish something similar with hand stitching and embroidery floss.
And then I added the text from Sunday's currently post into the book. I filmed a second video to show how I got the text into PSE and then how I adjusted it to make it work for the album. Once I had it printed out, I ended up cutting it down to 2.75x6 inches and machine stitching it to the backside of the grid paper that's included in the album.
On the patterned side of that grid paper, I added a silhouetted photo of my popsicle from Monday. I like to silhouette simple shapes because it can give them a bigger impact. In this case, the neutral kraft grid serves as a great background. While I had the sewing machine out, I added lines onto that scalloped card. Ideally they will be a good place to add journaling about something.
And you might notice I used my actual popsicle stick in the book. That was more out of need than creativity. My fingers were holding the stick in the photo and it looked silly, so I chopped off the stick in the photo and substituted with the real one.
I hope seeing the process continues to be helpful! I am loving all the sharing because it's pushing my own creativity. I've got to step it up if I'm going to go into it in such detail. ;)
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See the start of this project here.
AND PS : I'm giving away a summer minibook on Stephanie Howell's blog today!