Friday, 16 September 2011

Mini scrapbook album - a little house!

Earlier this week I showed you a sneaky peek of a project I'm very excited about. It was made as a gift for someone very special - some of you may know Sarah from her blog Sarah's Little Snippets. She is the most talented crafter and also, I'm proud to say, my lovely cousin! This was the present I took along when I visited her this summer:


It's a mini scrapbook album, cunningly disguised as a house! You take off the roof which doubles as a greetings card, undo the ribbon and open the house out to view the photos inside. As a demonstrator, I have access to all sorts of templates like this fabulous house shaped one - just another brilliant reason to join Stampin' Up! (If you've been wondering whether to join, do feel free to give me a call - I can give you all the info as well as honest answers to your questions, so that you can decide whether it's right for you in your own time.) But I digress! Come and have a closer look at the little house:


Here's the front door, decorated with a tiny little rustic wreath and the prettiest pearl door handle! The album is fastened with my favourite seam binding which makes bows that drape perfectly. You can just see half of it in this photo - it's clearer in the one above.


There are flowering plants climbing the walls of the house and a garden full of flowers and shrubs stamped with the floral branch from Hopeful Thoughts, Pocket Silhouettes, Baby Blossoms and a single flower from the Afterthoughts hostess set.


Have you seen the roof tiles?  I got VERY excited by these! The roof is made using the Square Lattice embossing folder (which is fast becoming indispensable to me!) and the scallop border punch.

Now, I'm not going to show you the inside of the album because it's filled with personal photos of Sarah's gorgeous family. But the good news is that I didn't stop there but went on to make other little houses. There's one in particular that I think you'll love, so I shall show you that one next week - with some exciting news too... Watch this space!

So, we've arrived at the end of the children's first full week back at school with only one missed homework, one forgotten coat and one frantic phone call about a new art book! Not too bad! Everyone seems pretty happy, although my daughter did remark in a voice dripping with sarcasm "He's not exactly the light-hearted type" about one of her new teachers!

Thank you so much for dropping in to see me today. I hope you have a fantastic weekend wherever you are and I'll look forward to see you very soon.

Hugs,


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30 comments:

  1. Stunning creation Vicky,can't wait to see inside one next week!
    Val x

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  2. Amazing!! creation, Vicky. Love those sweet flowers, the colours are so pretty. The roof looks fantastic, to. Love it!!:)

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  3. Beautiful! Please consider making a tutorial. I know I'd purchase it! Thanks for sharing this with us.

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  4. Oh Vicky, this is the sweetest scrapbook album I've ever seen! I can't wait to see the inside!

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  5. OMG! That's the most gorgeous creation I've seen for ages. :-)

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  6. This is just beautiful Vicky. I know Sarah will have loved it!!
    Hugs, Victoria ~x~

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  7. What a treat Vicky, it is stamped so beautifully, thanks for sharing x

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  8. What a fabulous creation, beautiful stamping I love the quirky little windows. xx

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  9. I am speechless! No words will adequately express how exquisite I think this work of art is, so I'm leaving it there!

    No, I can't . . . it's stunning, beautiful and a fabulous keepsake.

    Hugs, Sandra

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  10. Hi Vicky
    Wow!!!!!!!! this is Gorgeous i am speechless wowee!!!!!
    love it the roof is wow!!!! love that embossing folder ....
    hugs sylvie
    xxxxxx

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  11. Beautiful gift idea. Love all the detail you've put into your country house. x

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  12. Absolutely gorgeous house Vicky! I just love the stamping you've done to make the garden and climbers on the house, and your roof is perfect.

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  13. How completely adorable. Any way we can get directions on how to make one without joining SU? I'd love to see the inside.

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  14. Oh My Goodness, this is stunning. What a wonderful gift. It's beautiful. A xx

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  15. Hi Vicky, This is gorgeous, what a brilliant gift, one very lucky cousin, Gay xxx

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  16. What a special gift for your cousin, Vicki; this is absolutely gorgeous. I love the stamped flowers, and all the lovely little details. I shall wait, rather impatiently, to see more delightful little creations!!

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  17. Sorry for mis-spelling your name, Vicky!!

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  18. Oh this little house is just darling Vicky! I can't wait to see how it opens up into an album :)
    I love the embossed roof and all the floral stamping around the outside. I suppose you could personalise the outside too for the recipient!
    Jenny x

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  19. OMG!! Vicky, this is absolutely stunning, You never fail to dissapoint us!!
    The outside is superb, so I can only imagine the gorgeousness on the inside, your cousin is a very lucky lady.

    Thanks for sharing this, and I'd love to know if us lesser mortals can get hold of the tutorial or if it's just you demonstrators?

    Bev.x

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  20. It's gorgeous!What a clever idea.

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  21. Oh this is just so pretty. The colours you have chosen set the flowers off beautifully. It must have been a jaw dropping moment for your cousin.

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  22. Hello Vicky

    I am totally gobsmacked by your stuning, beautiful and gorgeous project. A fabulous idea.

    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  23. Hi Vicky ... how absolutely gorgeous is that? Right down to the heart on the front door! I love every bit of it. How lucky is your cousin? It's a shame we can't see the inside ... no doubt Sarah will go into raptures when she gets a look! -x- Linda -x-

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  24. OMG - Amazing! You are one creative crafter! Nx

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  25. Well, Vicky!! I am almost speechless! A-MA-ZING!!!!!
    This is a heck of a project, and absolutely beautiful!

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  26. Absolutely delightful Vicky. I love the flowers curling around the walls of the cottage. You're very clever!

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  27. Wow Vicky. This is just amazing. WOW! I love all the little details you added. Thanks SO much for sharing!
    Cheers, Karen
    alteredscrapbooking.blogspot.com

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  28. What a special gift! I can't wait to see how you do the inside of this.

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  29. this is just beautiful, and so creative..looking for anytype of instructions or templates.
    are you willing to share your talent, or just make newbies like me drool over your talent?
    hugs,
    cheryl

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I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x