Monday, January 21, 2013

Webster's Pages "Best Friends" Mini Album 1/31 Class

There are so many wonderful paper companies out there. From vintage-inspired styles like Graphic 45 to the cleverly eclectic like Prima, I love them all! I've been so blessed to design classes for The Mad Scrapper using some of my favorite paper lines. And now, I'm adding my first Webster's Pages class - a funky mini album made with WP's "Best Friends" line!

Two of my favorite things about Webster's Pages are their cameo embellishments and their gorgeous ribbon trim. It's impossible not to use them on the front cover! 

I chose this paper line for my Valentine's Day project for a few reasons. First, the colors are a nice break from the traditional red and pink and they're versatile enough to be used for an Easter or other spring project. Second, the "Best Friends" theme can work anytime of the year! So if you don't complete the mini album in time for Valentine's Day this year, you can still gift it anytime. Finally, the papers and sentiments work for all kinds of best friends: a girlfriend, your spouse, child; even the family dog! 

Since the colors and imagery are so playful, I thought I'd make an equally playful yet simple book. I made the pages different sizes and heights, created a few fold out pages, and added a flap to the inside front cover. I also fussy cut some heart balloons, added some twine behind them, and popped them up.

I also made a few pockets with tags, and turned some of my page borders into flags. 

I love all the cute Polaroid-style photos mats and the text boxes! They're such a fun way to add journaling.

Very spring-y colors, huh? 

I told you this works for 4-legged best friends as well! I love how Webster's Pages chose a Parson Russell Terrier. That is my favorite dog breed and hopefully, I'll have one some day. :) But that's a story for another day ... 

Thanks so much for looking! For you ladies and gents who'd like to attend class, here are the details: 

Date: Thursday, January 31st 2013
Time: 6:00 - 8:00pm
Location: The Mad Scrapper, Issaquah, WA U.S.A.
Call: 425-427-8871

In addition to your basic supply kit, please bring a corner rounder. :)


Janna said...

What a cute book! You have been a busy girl! Great job, I know how much thought and time goes into it!

Jamie said...

Love the book! Great techniques and layouts. Would you be willing to share the source of your stamps?

Marisa Job said...

Another beautiful mini book!!! Love it!!!

Monika Costa Lima said...

What a gorgeous mini book !I loved the colors and composition !! Beautiful :))

Sandra said...

Wow, Maria! This is amazing! You're so good at making albums! Hope to follow a workshop from you one day! Hugs, Sandra

Sandy said...

Wow!!!!!! I wish I lived there so I could take you class. I love your book and I know the class will be so much fun!!!!!

Tracey Sabella said...

What an amazing mini album. I bet you will have a huge class lining up for this beauty!! ~ Blessings, Tracey