Mexico Album (Custom Order)
Hello everyone! Today I'd like to share with you all a finished custom order for a Mexico Album. What fun this one was to create, as Mexico represents such bold beautiful colors and that in turn makes for a beautiful colorful album! This album is an 8X8 with lots of inter-actives and plenty of space for all those fabulous pictures and journaling.
The cover of this album has been decorated with chipboard letters that were colored in black (to flow with the background cardstock that wraps this album) and finished with Glossy Accents to give that shiny dimensional look. Flowers created with the papers in the album go beautifully with the patterned paper used on the front cover. Actual 'pesos' are also applied to the cover along with some sentiments that are matted.
The spine is embellished with colored ribbons that represent the colors in the album as well as large colorful metal cross I was lucky to find, and is covered in several types of jewels and beads...perfect fit for this album!
The back of the album that carries my stamp.
The inside cover and page 1.
The inside cover has pretty shiny patterned paper and also a roomy pocket that holds a large matted tag. The pocket is embellished with orange ribbon and a cool dimensional donkey piñata. The same pattern just in a different color was used on the mat/tag.
Page 1. Such a fun pattern used on this page! I also used it to create a booklet that slides nicely in the bottom corner pocket. A huge top load mat/tag can be found on every page. Lots of space for lots of photos and/or journaling about that special trip to Mexico!
Page 2 & 3.
Page 2. This page is covered in cool sunflower paper! Fun, fun, fun! A large sunflower and pretty yellow ribbon decorates the wide belly band. A bottom stop with a glittery 'South of the Border' dimensional sticker helps to keep the super large mat/tag in place. A 5x7 picture will fit nicely on this mat.
Page 3. A large bottom pocket on this fun page holds a large booklet ready for photos/journaling. Maracas adorn the booklet.
Pages 4 & 5.
Page 4. This is a busy page for sure! It holds 2 pockets which holds 3 mats/tags each. There is also a stop on the top pocket that holds another mat/tag for a total of 7 mat/tags for this page I love the pattern of this paper......so south of the border!
Page 5. This page has a long side pocket highlighted with the bright pretty green ribbon. 2 booklets reside in that pocket.
Pages 6 & 7.
Page 6. On this page I have brought in several colors to make it pretty and bright! The two magnetic side pieces hold a 5x7 booklet in place also with the help of the bottom stop.
Open those magnetic flaps and remove the booklet which will hold many photos! On the front cover there are 2 oval places for photos. Pull the top load 'place photo here' spacer and insert your photos. A scalloped punched side adds to the booklet.
Page 7. This pattern paper looks just like Mexican tiles. A sombrero adds dimension to the magnetic flap. There is also a pocket on that flap which holds a mat/tag.
Lift that magnetic flap and there is a bottom pocket with a booklet inside. The large top load mat/tag can be seen pulled slightly to show. All pages have one.
Pages 8 & 9.
Page 8. Magnetic 'banner' flap at the top help to hold in place a long tall mat/tag in the narrow bottom pocket. A fun dimensional cactus decorates the page.
Lift the flap and access the long mat/tag.
Page 9. I love this pattern! So pretty! A large roomy bottom pocket holds 2 nice size mats/tags. Such a fun pretty page.
Pages 10 & 11.
Page 10. This page has a hidden area. The bottom pocket isn't just a pocket.........it is decorated with a cool dimensional sugar skull. Inside the pocket is a large mat/tag.
Lift the magnetic flap on the bottom pocket and there is a side stop with a mat/tag. The colors on this page are orange/red (although they don't show well in the pic).
The tags from inside the pocket and the hidden spot.
Page 11. I love this page also.... a handmade envelope from the papers in this album holds a roomy card inside perfect for a special note that perhaps one doesn't want on display.. Dimensional Mexican elements add to the look. The blues on this page are vibrant and really pop!
Page 12 & the inside cover.
This page holds one of my favorite techniques.......the
'waterfall'! The closure on this waterfall is a bit different...as I have used a bottom flap that has a magnetic closure and folds over the top nicely to keep it all closed and in place. A glittery Mexico dimensional sticker aids in the pull.
Open that magnetic flap and gain access to the waterfall. Pretty pattern paper covers the fronts of the waterfall and the backsides were left blank for pics or journaling. Lots of photos can be placed in this small one page area.
The inside back cover mimics the inside of the front cover...same pattern....just a different color. The Mexican flag dimensional sticker finishes this back inside cover.
What a fun fun album to create. I hope you all enjoyed it. Please stop by again soon as I will have more creations posted very soon. I love a challenge........but found this album came together effortlessly. I love when the recipient loves what I create, it truly makes my heart happy!
If you would like information on ordering a custom album feel free to contact me with any ideas or themes you may have in mind...I love a great challenge!!! :-)