Sunday, September 20, 2009

a mini tree

Plant while you grow. This is definitely one of Allie's personal themes. She feels very strongly that with each year, she should be able to do more to make the world a better place. I could not be a more proud mommy.

It was make a mini album week for the Cuttlebug Blog Challenge--one that went with the continuing theme. I loved my very first tree invitation card so much that I adapted the design into a mini. I layered a few circles increasingly smaller in size and connected them with the Bind-it-all.

Take a peek inside:
Each of the tree fronts features the darling Cosmo Cricket Earth Love while the backs are craft paper embossed with a hint of ink by my Bug. For fun, I used a different folder for each one and stitched them together.

I adored this saying found on a 12 inch border strip so I snipped it up and inked the edges. The little birds on each page were cut out of a Earth Love paper, embossed and given a bling eye. I popped them up a bit for some dimension.

Choosing circle pictures seemed just right for the album. I cropped them in circles in elements and then trimmed them making it easy on me.

I couldn't resist embossing and slanting the back of the album a bit, too. Why ever use plain cardstock again?


My Creative Time said...

Thanks for visiting me today! I absolutely LOVE your adorable album! This is so creative & unique, very well done!:)

Beth said...

OMG Dora how creative is this I just love it wouldn't this make a awesome embellishment for a family tree page so many possibilities your project this week is so inspiring thanks for the inspiration here at CBC

csroyal said...

Ok, Dora, this is just amazing! and fantastic! Thanks so much for partying with us at Cuttlebug Challenge Blogspot!!


Esther Asbury said...

Oh Wow!!! This is sooooo cute and very creative!!! I really, really like it. Great job - beautiful work!

Jenn K said...

What a great idea!! Love it!

Meda said...

How beautiful! Really amazing how you combined so many embossing folders!