Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Paris Book

My niece Melissa came to my house one day with a Michaels bag
full of papers and embellishments, she asked if I wouldn't make
her a Paris Album.
Of course I told her I would be happy to.
I will admit it did take me several months before I started it, I wasn't sure
just what I wanted to do, if I should make a traditional scrapbook
or a altered one.
I decided to do an altered one, for a couple reasons
1st - Melissa hasn't been to Paris yet and I didn't want to leave it without photos
2nd - by doing a alter album I could really get creative.
The album is made of chipboard and what is called an accordion fold binding.
I then covered the album in Paris themed tissue paper with Rangers Glue and Seal.

                    Melissa & Family                   
                    Kaila, Vicki, Mark & Keegen
         Brothers  Mark & Keegen
         The 4 of them & Melissa

         A fold out album within the larger album held close with a mini belt.       


There are 8 pages in the album including the front and back cover, it's size is 6" x 12"
the pages are wrapped with 12" x12" papers this just gave the edges a finished look.
I used coordinating colors of card stock to make my photo mats.  Embellishments
are Prima Flowers, Jolee Stickers, some cotton laces and trim I had, Tim Holtz 
chipboard letter, keys and assorted other findings that I also had.
As you can see there was plenty of room for pictures and embellishments.
I used pictures I found on the internet and her families
photos that were taken locally in one of our parks to make it look like
she could have been in Paris.
I am very pleased with how this came out and I know Melissa was really surprise
with it also.
I am very proud to say I have been asked by several people to give a class
on how to make this book.  I am in the planning stages now to do this
sometime in the early fall 2014.

 Just some trinkets hanging from the spine of the book.  And a close up of the cover.


  1. Very nice,I've been blessed to go to Paris twice and I looked at the pictures and thought maybe they were in Paris. Very nice book.