Monday, June 16, 2008

Building A Dream

This is a chipboard album I made for our neighbors who built a new house in the field next door. I don't know them very well, that is to say at all, and I'm very shy so they haven't received it. I thought it would be good advertising for my business to start gifting my work. I think this will end up going to someone else instead, sorry neighbor.

When I was shopping for the supplies for this album I wasn't planning on a shape, I tend to think shapes are too cutesie, but my local scrap store was all out of square so I caved since it's pretty appropriate. Cutting house-shaped paper for all 16 pages was a bit of a hand cramper. It took me about 3 evenings to go from naked chipboard to completed album. Turned out pretty cute with the ruler ribbon, brads, tool stickers, inking around the edges and construction/house themed papers, if I was building a house I might keep it for myself! I loved the maroon cardstock with blind embellished houses but my favorite little detail is the lock embellishment on the front.


Punkinhead said...

This is so adorable! If you can't bear to give it in person, you could just leave it for them anonymously. :)

Ekio Locatiare said...

What a cute album! You are so creative. ^-^

idyll hands said...

That album is AWESOME! I'd love to be your next door neighbor to get one of those :)