Friday, July 2, 2010

Love Song

Good morning fellow scrappers!  Tomorrow, on July 3, it will have been 3 years since Steve & I started seeing each other.  I never imagined when we went on that first date that 3 years later we would not only still be together, but living together & planning a future.  Guess that just proves that sometimes life turns out better when we don't try to plan things.  

In keeping with the spirit of my lovey-dovey mood, I decided to share an mini-album that I made.  

Inside the tin without the album.
Tin with album inside.
Front of album

Back of album.

Supplies used:  Tin: JoAnn Crafts, Patterned Paper: Love Elsie, DCWV, Ribbon: KI Memories, Fun Fur, Flowers: Prima, Brads: JoAnn Craft Essentials, Retail, Inc., Metal Emblies: Making Memories, JoAnn Craft Essentials, Bind It All, Mod Podge, Cricut Cartridge: Zoobaloo, Accent Essentials

The tin for this album is a zip-up metal CD case that I bought on clearance at JoAnn for $.50. (Of course, I didn't buy 1, I bought every one that I could get my hands on!  I'll use them all eventually!)  I used Mod Podge to attach the papers & seal the whole thing up.  Just make sure, if you plan on making something like this, that you attach an 3-D embellishments (like flowers) BEFORE you put your first coat of Mod Podge on, then carefully apply Mod Podge around them.   In my experience, once Mod Podge is there & dried, nothing sticks to it, not even glue dots.  
I used a craft knife to cut the plastic CD pages out, then attached one sleeve to the inside back cover of the tin, thinking that once the album was filled, one could burn a CD of the couple's favorite love songs to keep with it.   

You know, it's been a while since I actually put this little album together and I had forgotten how much fun I had making it.  Next week, when I'm back to being unemployed (Good Gravy I just can't wait!!) I think I'll make something like this for us, to commemorate our unexpected, by thoroughly happy 3 years.


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