I've removed certain details throughout the album for the sake of identification purposes.
Some lovely ribbon ties the pages together:
The front inside pages:
Some of the inside pages:
When I had finished the album and tied it all together, I though i'd make a box for it to keep it in. Now, I'm not sure if you papercrafters out there do this too, but I've taken to saving boxes - from tea bags, dishwasher tablets, - even little boxes that my medication comes in. I flatten the boxes and save them either for the templates to make a similar box or for the cardboard - or even to give me an idea of the best way to construct a box. Anyway, nothing I had was just right for the box so I made one from 2 pieces of card - which I printed out myself. I used the same pattern as had been used inside the album to tie it all together.
The album itself was made using Spellbinders Labels 8 - the largest die of the set. I printed the papers out myself - all one sided then mixed and matched then 2 pieces were glued back to back for strength. The covers had an extra cardboard layer in them as they also sandwiched the gold coloured grossgrain ribbon in.
Anyway, I made the box by measuring the dimensions of the die, and the depth of the finished album.
I reinforced the sides with extra panels then put a velco fastener on the flap of the lid. The flower on the front was made by using one of my Marianne D Createable die. I'm quite happy with the box. I did actually make a practice one before with cheap paper and tweaked the template before making the final box and only secured the practive one with paperclips so I could keep adjusting.
Then, I made another box for a gift I'd bought her. This time the box was from one of those massive K&Co pads with die cut boxes in that you merely glue together and decorate.
The silver butterfly is from stash, which i've had for ages.
A close up of the tag
Both boxes together
Hope you enjoyed the post and like the album and boxes as much as I did making them. There was something quite satisfying about making these and its made me want to make more...
Thanks for dropping by and taking the time to read this post. Please come back again. hugs, Paula x x x