Friday, June 7, 2013

Garden Album by Gloria Stengel

Secret Garden Mini Album

By Gloria Stengel

I created an 8x8 inch mini album with pockets for tags and photo mats for the photos. The album contains 7 pages, including the cover. 

I used a Graphic 45 8x8 Easel Album Staples. 

This is the front cover. I stamped the images with brown ink and then distressed the cardstock with inks for a vintage feel.

This is a close-up of the cover. I love the vintage roses and the crochet butterfly.

Page one is a pocket page holding photo mats and tags.
This is what it looks like with the tags removed.

The tags for the pocket page.

Page two contains a photo mat that also holds a few tags.

Page three has space for two small photos.

Page four has space for one larger photograph.

Close-up of the chipboard butterfly and sentiment.

Page five contains a journaling spot that is also a pocket for a number of tags.

Please note: the vintage lady is NOT a stamp. The tags came pre-printed with the image. I stamped the French Country stamps on the tag for extra decoration, plus I inked the edges of the tag.
Page six contains another photo mat with tags tucked behind.

This is the back cover.

Supply List:

Hampton Art Stamps:
Graphic 45: Secret Garden

Clearsnap Ink: 
Colorbox Chalk French Blue, Rose Coral, Lime Pastel, Lavender
Colorbox Graphic 45 Decades Antiquing Venetian Lace, Antique Moss
Top Boss Watermark Twinkle Star Dust

Designer Paper: Graphic 45 Secret Garden
Mini Album: Graphic 45 8x8 Easel Album
Cardstock: American Crafts Spinach, Coffee; Stampin' Up Whisper White
Other ink: Tsukineko StazOn Saddle Brown
Die cuts: Spellbinders Standard Circles Small, Back to Basics Tags; Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Tag and Bookplate; My Favorite Things Postage Stamp Stax
Punches: Stampin' Up tab punch; Fiskars postage punch; Martha Stewart border punch
Decorative scissors: Fiskars
Embellishments: Prima (vintage trinkets); Pro 31 Designs (crystal sprays, flowers); Wild Orchid Crafts (flowers); Really Reasonable Ribbon (ribbon and twine) ;  Martha Stewart (crochet butterfly sticker); We R Memory Keepers (grommets); The Paper Studio (brad); Imaginarium Designs (chipboard)
Other: Office supply (tags); Teacher store (library card); Craft supply (doily); bottle cap
Adhesive: Scotch ATG; Scor-tape, Aleene's Tacky Glue; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L foam squares; Beacon Fabri-tac; 3M foam tape; Glue Dots


  1. I love this. What a great present to give someone. It's like a work of art.

  2. beautiful book, gloria! i love all the details. and that bejeweled butterfly makes me swoon! - vivian