Monday, February 22, 2016

3D Flip Fold Album

Hello everyone, I hope you are doing well.  It's a beautiful sunny day here, the cold weather and snow left us about a week ago.   It's been a mild winter but we expect more snow and cold ahead.   Life in general is busy and I have not been in blog land as much this year. 

I've been working off and on over the past six weeks during crafting time creating a 3D Flip Fold Album using Heartfelt Creations products.   It was fun to create,  I took a long time as I added photos and lots of embellishments.  I could not resist trying out one of these albums and while working on the first I ordered the materials for a second one.   It's a nice way to keep those old photos that were just sitting in the basement in boxes.

I am showing some photos of the album, not all of it or you would probably fall asleep.  The flowers were all created using HFC dies and papers and molded using a stylus and mat. 

Album front, I used paper from HFC Everyday Hero Collection as it has a vintage feel.

Next are some photos from the inside and some of the older black & white photos.   Closer to the back of the album are more recent photos (less than 30 years)



There are lots more pockets and flip outs that I haven't shown here, but you get the idea that this album has lots of elements.   I like to scrapbook but don't take the time very often as I'm more focused on playing with inks and paints for backgrounds etc and other activities.

Well that's all for today, have a great week,
Shirley

32 comments:

Darnell J Knauss said...

I'm in awe, Shirley, simply in awe! What a treasured keepsake you have created for you and for generations to come! I love how you have covered so many years here. It was definitely NOT too many photos to share; I wanted more when I got to the end!! I'm in awe!! Hugs, Darnell

brenda said...

Super album Shirley and one of my favourite colour combos.

B x

chrissie said...

A stunning album Shirley and a great project for you to enjoy making

Thank you for sharing it

Love Chrissie xx

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Wow, wow, and wow again! This is absolutely stunning Shirley. I love everything about it, such gorgeous colours. This must have been a labour of love but I'm sure that it will be treasured by the generations to come. X

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Wow, stunning Shirley. I love everything about this gorgeous album. The papers and the flowers are beautiful. It's lovely to see it filled with photos too. I made one for the birth of our grandson for his Mum and Dad, but as yet I've not photoed it as it has no photos in.

Sue xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Stunning Shirley and what a fantastic way to keep those old photographs!! Like you I love those 3D flip fold albums, but yes they take a long time to complete. Love your version here!!

Pat said...

This is wonderful Shirley and I can see why there has been so much work in it as you have embellished it beautifully. What a fabulous keepsake! x

Wendy McCarthy said...

What a beautiful album Shirley! Such a lovely way to showcase your precious family photos, fabulous project! Xxx

Beth Norman said...

Oh, Shirley, your book is jaw dropping. You really have a nack for creating beautiful books. The layers are all so beautiful. Have a terrific week.

Janny's Cards Creations said...

Wow this is very specially. I love what you made. So much work. But lovely. Greetings Janny

Gerrina said...

Tjee; so beautiful and so much work! All the pages different, but beautiful in the small colourpalette you used! Can imagene it took a long time making this! Have a good week!

Donna Ellis said...

How gorgeous, Shirley! I like the vintage flavor of your album with touches of your colorful magic! I was thinking of trying one of the HC flip albums, but wasn't sure how many folds were included in the set. Yours is wonderful and inspiring! XO

~*~Patty S said...

What a beautiful way to showcase photos.
Beautiful album you created Shirley.
The polka dot is such a nice design element along with the gorgeous blooms and metal touches.
oxo

maria's knutselplezier said...

Wow Shirley this looks amazing!!! Great idea , what a wonderfull book for you old familuy foto's , I really admire your skills!!

Have a nice time!!
Greetings
Maria

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Oh my gosh! An amazing project Shirley!

Valerie-Jael said...

So gorgeous, hugs Valerie

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

WOW Shirley, what a marvellous art work, I'm excitesd.
xox Anja

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliant Shirley, impressed, loving it and gorgeousness +++.xx{aNNie}

Crafting Queen said...

What a beautiful way to display your photos. Wonderful creation. Skipper sends purrs to Archie. :)

Margik said...

Oh... Shirley! What a gorgeous album! A super design!
Great choice of papers and photos. A fabulous work and so well done!
Mar xx

Sandy said...

When I first saw this I thought, Is this Shirley - not her colors but gorgeous. Of course I had to go on and read all about your journal. No I think I will just burst if I do not make one!!Bravo!!
Sandy xx

sheila 77 said...

This is spectacular, it raises photo albums to a new level.
No wonder you have not been in blogland so much, there is so much art and design in this and the photos look so good in their new setting.

Annemie said...

A wonderful creation Shirley!
Very special, it looks very artfully!!!
Have a nice week,
Annemie.

Annette P. (aka LonettA) said...

Absolutely gorgeous album! Unique and fantastic! I do love it!

Greta said...

Wow--I'm totally in awe, Shirley! What an incredibly gorgeous album--love the natural colors!

Sophie said...

Wunderschön, Shirley, das sind herrliche Erinnerungen.
Und so schön verziert, mit so vielen Details.
Ein fantastisches Album, sehr fein gemacht.

Sophie x

Steven Bland said...

Lovely Album Shirley- do bring it into the store one day when we are working together so I can get an "up front and personal" look at it.

Little Artbee said...

A dream and an amazing artwork. I love it so much. A wonderful photo album to keep beloved photos. WOW!
Dear Greetings
Sabine

weim house said...

Absolutely beautiful! Love all the pockets and dimension!

Miranda said...

Wow, Shirley this is beautiful and you had a lot of work creating it, but I think it's worth all the effort! Would love to create something like that,,,,no more time..... xxMiranda

Mrs.B said...

Wonderful album Shirley and so many gorgeous details and embellishments.
A lovely keepsake.
Avril xx

Garima said...

Great!