Spellbinders is pleased to introduce its first designer line of die templates with mixed media artist and paper crafting personality Donna Salazar! Design Team Member Deborah Young created a precious mini album about her niece, Emma, using Donna’s Creative Book Pages.
Deborah described how she created her mini album…
First, I cut all the pages from thin chipboard (think cereal box thin). The Grand Calibur accommodated the chipboard so easily! Then I cut/embossed a back and front for each page with patterned papers. I adhered all the pages together and lightly inked the edges.
On page two, I used Creative Book Pages #1 (being the smallest die template) and cut a tiny mat for my photo. Then I placed the die template over my photo, traced around the inside to cut the photo along my tracing. The photo on the back of page two is matted by cutting/embossing/stenciling Labels Four Small #3 and then cut to fit the page.
Next on page three, I cut a mat from Creative Book Pages #2 for my photo. Isn’t my sweet niece Emma adorable? I cut/embossed/stenciled Labels Four Small #3 and #4 for the back of page three, and added a tassel to adorn the button.
Then on page four, I cut/embossed/stenciled Creative Book Pages #3. I slipped a piece of Labels Four Small #3 under the photo, and added a tassel under the green button. I pulled out Creative Book Pages #2 again to cut/embossed/stenciled to mat a photo for the back of page four. More tassels and a banner from Ribbon Banners completed the page.
On page five, the edges looked like a postage stamp! Can you imagine trying to cut that by hand? I cut/embossed/stenciled another one of my favorite new die templates, Labels Twenty #4 and used it as a photo mat. “Emma” was stamped on the little banners from Banner Basic Three. For the back of the page, I used Heart Circles #3 and a banner from Ribbon Banners to frame the photo.
For the last page the photo was matted with Grand Labels Eleven #5. The little vertical trim along the right side of the photo was another element that was cut/embossed/stenciled from Banner Basics Three. This set goes a long way and is so versatile!
Do you see how Creative Book Pages can be used for more than just mini-albums? Use the pages for mats, card bases, labels, invitations…creative options are endless!