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Blissful Flourish Album Pics

Hi All, hope you’re having a great weekend!

I just wanted to pop in here really quick to show you the photos of the Blissful Flourish Album I just finished :). Don’t forget that the flourish albums are on sale at Weeds and Wildflowers this weekend ($4 each or $8 for all three).

Blissful Flourish Album from Weeds and Wildflowers

Blissful Flourish Album from Weeds and Wildflowers

Blissful Flourish Album from Weeds and Wildflowers

Blissful Flourish Album from Weeds and Wildflowers

Blissful Flourish Album from Weeds and Wildflowers

Blissful Flourish Album from Weeds and Wildflowers

Credits: Blissful Flourish Album  from Weeds and Wildflowers; “flourish” chipboard album from Oriental Trading Company; flowers, butterfly stamp and crystals from Prima. Other: Glitter glue and misc ribbons.

Tips and Tricks

  • Once you cut out the flourish album shapes you usually need to make some adjustments to get them to fit the chipboard pages. For the first one I made, I used scissors to trim the pages, then sanded the edges after adhering them. For this album, I adhered the pages, then I used a craft knife to trim off the excess paper. Lastly, I used the edge of a pair of scissors to distress the edges.
  • Using StazOn ink, I stamped a butterfly onto clear transparency, cut out the image, and folded it in half before adhering it to my page. I also used the same stamp on some of the Prima flowers. 
  • Notice that there are plenty of “imperfections” in this album (the messy journaling, the crooked edges around the grommet, etc) – you will have more fun and be happier with the result if you focus on creative expression and not perfection when making hybrid albums :).
  • Glitter, “bling” and brightly colored embellishments look awesome on an energetic album like this one, so don’t hold back :)!! 
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4 responses to “Blissful Flourish Album Pics

  1. sharon dale July 27, 2008 at 3:48 am

    Love this little album Jess and I agree with the imperfection side of scrapping. I just love to grunge or shabby up my work especially getting the edge distresser our sanding block out. This just adds so much character to your layout/photos/albums and if you rough it up too much….well I don’t think you can ever have enough sanded and distressed things on a project!

  2. Tracy July 27, 2008 at 8:22 pm

    Hi, I love your album and all of the designer shapes. I also love that you scrapbook and share, thank you.

    I am curious if you have to have any special kind of transparency ? I would love to try it but am not sure about the acid free part.

    Thanks Tracy in AR

    Hi Tracy,

    Thanks so much for visiting Scrapbook Ideas and for your sweet comments :)! To answer your question, I don’t know if the transparency I used is acid free. I also use these transperancies for printing on, so I use “Transparency Film for Ink Jet Printers” by 3M. Hope that helps :)!

    -Jess

  3. Michelle Filo July 27, 2008 at 9:52 pm

    this is absolutely stunning!!! I love the colors and the BLING is perfectly placed!!!! awesome work girl!!!

  4. Jamie July 28, 2008 at 11:12 am

    Looks great! Thanks for sharing.

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