Today we are thrilled to feature one of our retailers, Cat Beaty from Cat's Creations Scrapbooks in Mineral Wells, TX. We just love the mini album class she has created using our "Lovely" collection.
This cute little 6x6 Valentine book using the Authentique Lovely collection is a remake of a technique I learned in a class taught by Joey Otlo from Bazzill. The base of the book is an accordion fold technique using Bazzill's new 12 x 24 paper. You score the center of the paper and accordion fold it to make your binding. Cut the paper in half long ways and you get two book bases from one sheet of the 12 x 24 paper. The wonderful weight of Authentique papers made it the perfect choice for the inside of the book. As you add your paper to the center of the book you make pockets. Since tags are the hot item right now I thought it would be fun to add tags to the pockets. I used many of the Tim Holtz techniques on my tags to embellish them. The wonderful vintage Valentine page from the Lovely collection was perfect to cut up and add to the tags after embossing, inking, etc. I love ribbon so had to add lots of ribbon to the tags to make the book full and over the top as the ribbons topping the tags spill out over the top of the book giving it a look of being larger. This will be a fun and easy class for my ladies at Cat's Creations Scrapbooks on January 27th. They will be able to make more of these books for any occasion and what a wonderful gift idea! Thank you Authentique for once again providing us with papers to inspire our creativity!
If you are in the area and interested in taking Cat's "Lovely" album class, make sure you check out her class schedule http://www.catscreationsscrapbooks.com/Classesandcrops.html
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