Hey you! Welcome to the October edition of the Club Scrap blog hop! This month we got to hoard, I mean, use the gorgeous Lock & Key collection. I made an eclectic mini album with some of the fantastic goodies that are available in this kit.
If you've wandered over here from Lisa's blog, then you are on the blog hop trail! If you've lost your way or just want to see all the links in one place, head over to the Club Scrap Creates blog to see a list of all the talented bloggers participating today.
When I saw the theme for this month's kit, I knew I wanted to to use to scrap some of my pictures from my trip to New Zealand. I took a lot of pictures while I was there, but I think the most I took in once place was when we went on the Hobbiton movie set tour. The nerd in me just couldn't help herself. I'm working on my traditional scrapbook album of the entire New Zealand adventure, but all of the Hobbiton pictures didn't make the cut for that. So instead of having the remaining photographs sit in a drawer somewhere, I decided to make a mini album devoted just to Hobbiton.
There were so many cool embellishments and beautiful colors in this collection that I had an easy time incorporating these into an album. I started out by creating my own covers to the album by cutting four pieces of chipboard into 6.5x8.5 pieces, then gluing two of the pieces together to make a double thick rectangle of chipboard. (I used the kind of chipboard that comes with my orders of paper - any type of relatively stable cardboard will do.) I wrapped each of the covers with papers from Club Scrap's Pattern Basics, which are such an ease to work with for wrapping! Just the right weight so your finished product looks great. If you're new to wrapping or need a refresher, be sure to check out Tricia demonstrating this technique here.
I wanted the basic size of the album to be about 6x8, but I also wanted some of the pages to extend past the outside edge of the album to add some interest. On the cover I used the AMAZING 12x12 stencil that came with my Lite kit and gold mist. I also took advantage of this free printable for this kit and printed this on tan cardstock so I could use them throughout my album. Printables are fun to work with - I find that if I ink the edges of the cutaparts that it tends to look more cohesive with the rest of the collection.
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One of the things I liked about having a separate mini album is that I didn't feel the need to do too much journaling since I knew I would be journaling in my main album. That way I could just put lots of pictures in with no worries! I created a couple of pockets to house extra photos by using the printed bags that came with the kit and by making a pocket out of acetate paper and washi tape - both types of pockets make this album interactive! This album is still a work in progress since I have a pile of pictures left, but I'll be able to add a page or two here and there thanks to the binder rings I'm using to keep it all together.
Thanks for stopping by! Your next stop on the hop is Annette Dragon. Go check out her take on Lock & Key and make sure to stop at the other blogs along the way. Next month we will get to play with Fire & Ice, so come say hello again in November!
Supplies // Paper: Club Scrap Lock & Key Copper, Teal, Dark Brown, Teal Print, Pattern Basics Neutrals, From stash: tan, acetate / Inks: Club Scrap Earth / Tools: Club Scrap ink applicators, Lock & Key stencil, Cropodile Big Bite / Embellishments: Club Scrap: Comfort Zone Library Cards, Bookshelves Library Card Pockets, Lock & Key Printed Bag, Metallic Sunbursts & Mini Brads, My Mind's Eye Indie Chic - Birds washi, Prima Metal Paper Clips - Key, We R Memory Keepers Baker's Twine - Neutral, Heidi Swapp Gold Lame mist, Studio K Black Label Alphabet, Thickers - Muse, eyelets from stash, American Crafts Slick Writer Pen,