On my new mini album, that is!
After adding the 8 new sheets of paper from the Counterfeit Kit Challenge (I measured wrong and needed this size for my photos - so glad I placed a few on my first page to be sure before making a large number of pages), I started making some double sided library pockets. I hit my stash for this paper - I tend to buy a lot of a design when I like it, so I had enough left for 8 sheets. These will be my pages.
Scrapbooking Fun.Biz can create them just as quickly if desired.
The library pockets are one of my favorite pieces to use, along with the narrow envelope I have on one of the pages. The narrow envelope is basically from an envelope I used in a project, liked and couldn't find in the right color, so used it as a pattern and make them when I need them.
For the bindings - I watched ustream and you-tube classes and bought various tutorials from Kathy Orta and Laura Dennison. I have practiced many of their albums (love Kathy Orta's build a page system) and have given away many as gifts. (though the fairy box by Laura Dennison is still only partially completed - I keep running out of the clear acryllic I am using for pages - maybe I will finish this year :)
I started with various techniques they taught, and now create my own designs. The Giraffe Double Mini Album (you can find it in December Archives on this blog) is the most complex I have done without a pattern. I started with some pocket protectors the individual wanted me to use and a Giraffe hanging she had found and went from that point. I only have a few photos shown - it takes 45 to display all the pages/flaps/etc..
After all the work of the Giraffe album, I realized I cannot remember where I learned how to make various items (there are more blogs and you tube videos, but I cannot remember them all) and so I don't give out patterns for my books as I cannot remember who to credit with the original technique. I know I have altered from what has been taught, but it would feel a bit like plagerism if I printed them on my blog. Sooo - I strongly encourage you to visit their sites, try out the tutorials/patterns and enjoy your journey. I know I have enjoyed many hours of learning and creating and hope you enjoy your time as well.