Wednesday, 10 August 2011

For the teacher - envelope album

Sorry for the lack of posts, my computer has been playing up.  I made another envelope photo album as a Thank You present for Jessies teacher. I love making these, there is a video by Dawn here  but you do need to adjust the size as our envelopes are bigger than US ones, instead of scoring at 6" & 6 3/4" score at 6 3/4" & 7 1/2".  This means your front page is smaller so I used ribbon which I stuck all round the album to fasten rather than the fastening in the video.

 As it was for an infant school teacher I thought I would keep it quite bright and child like so play date DSP was great, I cut out the numbers and matted them on punched scallop squares and stuck to co-ordinating colours, real red, so saffron, old olive, chocolate chip and tempting turquoise.
There isn't much stamping, I used a few stamps from the hostess set cute by the inch but it's mainly dsp, punched card and the alphabet die.

The 'Mr Watson', (guess the name of the teacher!) section is the front of the concertinered envelopes, I have left the mats blank for Mr Watson to add his own photos.  I enjoyed making this little keepsake and think Mr Watson liked it. Do you like the Mr Watson Owl with his little bow tie?

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