It opens into a writing slope (as long as you're not too heavy handed, lol) and there are pockets and flaps a plenty. The name comes from the fact that it's for Mia and Aidan (my grandchildren) and hopefully their children and their children's children. I want them to know that I'm more than just 'Grandma' who always spoils them and that I have thoughts and feelings, likes and dislikes and that I've had good and bad times. Basically, I want them to know ME. I did try scrapping a B.O.M. but didn't enjoy it at all, so hopefully I will actually fill this.
Each page in the larger album has a different sentiment stamped onto it. What you're looking at is a wrap with its own pockets and flaps. It slips off the underpage and that flaps open for more pics or journalling.
As you can see, there are 3 mini albums in the box. Each is put together slightly differently, but there are loads of pockets and flaps. The plain brown card is for your photos and the loose ones can be put in any of the pockets or flaps. I cut down some manilla folders to make the 3 file folders that are at the back of the box, and there's room for more. The lid has a couple of expanding pockets as well as the little front pockets. Every single edge was inked with Walnut Stain distress ink. I used a Tim Holtz binder ring, T.H. metal tabs, T.H. corners and some of his bull dog type clips too. Border punches were from EK Success and Martha Stewart, dies from Memory Box, Spellbinders and Cheery Lynn. The title and the birds were cut on my Cameo. Sentiment stamps from Kaisercraft and Creative Expressions. There's other bits and bobs on there too and I finished it off by glazing with Liquitex. Sorry the photos aren't brilliant, I found it quite difficult to photograph for some reason and I've had to miss loads out too.
Thank you to the amazing Paper Phenomenon for the instructions. I've another project to show you later and I'm also working on a 3rd one at the moment.
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