Hello friends! How about a little time travel? I've taken a trip down memory lane and made a star album. (Remember when they were popular?) My tiny album includes stamped images from some of my first Tim Holtz stamp sets--those dreadful acrylic ones. Well, even though they are grungy and sticky, they still make a nice impression, and I felt it was time to give them some love.
Here's what my 3 by 2 inch album looks like when it's opened up. I didn't know it was going to be a star album until I was finished! I am terrible at visualizing these types of things, and I actually started this back in December. No tutorials were followed; I just winged it. So if you've made one like this, and I don't give you credit, it's because I didn't follow your tutorial. I also have no step by step photos, because I really didn't think I would ever finish this miniature monster. It may seem like an odd orientation, but that's just how I like to look at thing--like a stenographer's notebook.
I can recall that the papers were from a kraft paper scrap pack from ages ago, already cut to size. Sadly I think I threw out the rest of the pack, but I saved these thinking they would make a quick album! Ha! NOT. Each of these 14 business card sized pieces of kraft paper have ugly prints on the opposite side. I just flipped them to the 'clean' side and dipped into various Distress Oxide puddles all in blue. It was my original intent to make an album titled, 'If You're Feeling Blue' with little cheerful quotes for my daughter. Her blue period is over, so this just became a trip back in time for me. I tried to make facing panels look similar. Nothing fancy--just fun!
Although the album looks pretty all fanned out, it folds down nice and flat, shown below.
I really enjoyed my trip down memory lane, and it felt good to use some of the stamps that got me hooked on Tim Holtz' products so many years ago. It is the little things that make life big!
Thank you for your visit today and for your lovely comments!
Hugs and Blessings!
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Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Road Trip A trip down memory lane with my old Tim Holtz stamps!