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Saturday, 14 April 2018

Prima Fairy Bell Wedding Album

This album was made for my neice who was "glamping" for her hen night. The album was intended to hold photos of the weekend and the wedding but also has lots of fun ephemera for the girls entertainment. My neice loves fairies, Celtic mythology, mushrooms, seashells and all things mystical so I tried to include lots of these elements in the album. The paper is from old collections in my stash including, Prima Fairy Belle, Nature Garden and Bo Bunny Gabrielle. I loved these papers so much they could only be used for somthing very special. I have a video and also photos of pages before they were added to the binding.
The cover is a hidden hinge case binding. I used coloured cardstock to make each pocket page then covered them in patterened paper. Each page has a top opening pocket fastened with policy envelope style washers and thread. The flap of each pocket is shaped with a Tim Holtz on the edge die. Inside each pocket is a large photo mat cut with a Spellbinder Grand Nestibilities die.

This page used paper from Primas Nature Garden collection. The pocket at the bottom on each side features gorgeous vintage mushroom illustrations printed out on my computer and then fussy cut and mounted on card. I have used some vintage stamps, cigarette cards and one of my own fairies made on Photoshop, printed and decorated with stickle glitter wings. The tags are cut from patterned paper and distress inked. Some of the tags have seam binding dyed with distress re-inker to match the colours of the paper. This page also had a set of vintage cigarette cards with hand shadow puppet instructions for the girls to try out in their tents.

This page is one of my favourites. I fussy cut the ballerina fairy from the paper and used as a bellyband to hold more ephemera including another cigarette card with pretty seashells. I love these collectable cards and use them a lot in my projects they are very easy to find on eBay and have lovely vintage illustrations and cover lots of different themes. I have scanned in some of them to reprint for other projects. This bride is perfect for a wedding theme. The little pocket envelope has a paper doll that is fussy cut and stowed away inside with her clothes. These are held in place with a tab cut using a spellbinders die.

This page uses my all time favourite paper I love this page the little lanterns made a perfect edge for the pocket and with some stickles it is totally magical. The pocket has a small book was made with pearl green cardstock and stamped with a background stamp in Versa Magic Jumbo Java chalk ink. (Even the ink is magic!) There is another paper doll and a cigarette card with a fairy maiden illustration. The other page has a magical moon face which forms a tuck spot for more tags and ephemera including a lovely Victorian bride whose head you can just see popping up. Both of these pages have the pocket opening on the other side.

This page has more mushrooms forming the fussy cut corner pocket also tags and another fairy. This one is a little sad looking but I used her as she looks just like my niece at that age. The next page has the moon face again and another bridal paper doll in an envelope and a graphic 45 snippet of paper with her romantic heart.

This page has Mr moon again and an envelope made from some Melissa Frances paper. I held on to this 6x6 paper for so long but the colours and whimsical fairy and nursery rhyme illustrations were perfect in this album. I used a Martha Stewart punch to edge the envelope flap and a cream brad and swing fastener.The right-hand page has a corner pocket. The angel was printed out and fussy cut. I love the colour of this page and the bird on the cigarette card matched the paper perfectly.

This is just some of the ephemera form the album. I used lots of brides, fairies and things from nature. My niece had a great time on her hen weekend and loved the album; her favourite element was the Alice fairy I made with Photoshop, (the one with purple and blue sparkling wings and hair wreath).


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  2. Thanks so much for taking time to comment Marry. x Amanda