While I do use some of what I make, I can’t keep everything and it’s nice to give others the opportunity to buy them. A little while back I had a table at a local event and I was approached by the Manager from the Wallace and Area Museum. She loved my creations and asked if I would be willing to provide items for their gift shop. Would I? Most definitely! So I’ve been designing and making things that would reflect the feel and focus of the Museum and the Come Sail Away suite has been perfect for that.
I’ve delivered my first box of goodies and they are now available to purchase. One of the items I included was this pocket photo album.
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I began by choosing the sentiment, which is actually a 3″ x 4″ card from the Come Sail Away Memories & More Card Pack. Then I selected the striped background from the Come Sail Away 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack.
Both pieces were given some added interest using dies from the Stitched Rectangles Dies. I went to the largest group of nesting dies in the set ( I call this Group C) and counted from the smallest up. The DSP was cut using the #C8 die and the sentiment using the #C5 die.
Next I removed the boring covers from the pocket photo album I’d bought at the Dollarstore and cut two pieces of Whisper White Card exactly the same size. One piece of card went straight into the back of the album. Then I attached my DSP to the other piece of Whisper White Card using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) and set it aside.
Over 200 ships were constructed in Wallace and so having a nautical theme on the album links nicely with that. I decided to use the anchor image from the Sailing Home Stamp Set and stamped it onto Whisper White Card with Smoky Slate ink. Next I used the coordinating die from the Smooth Sailing Dies to cut it out.
Also in the Smooth Sailing Dies is a ship’s wheel and I cut this from Champagne Foil Sheet. The die also adds some embossing that really makes the wheel quite detailed. Wit that done I was now ready to finishing assembling the front cover of my album.
First I tied some Crumb Cake twine from the Nature’s Twine pack to the top of the die-cut anchor. Then with liquid glue I fixed the sentiment piece to the striped background, tucking the other end of the twine between the layers. For the moment I left the anchor itself unattached while I used liquid glue to attach the ship’s wheel at the bottom of the sentiment.
Finally I twisted the twine from the anchor to create a large loop, this wasn’t hard as it came off the spool with a lovely kink in it. Then with more liquid glue I attached the anchor over the ship’s wheel.
All that was left was to slide the completed piece inside the cover pocket of the album. In no time at all I was done.
WALLACE AND AREA MUSEUM
If you happen to be in northern Nova Scotia, I highly recommend a visit to the Wallace and Area Museum. Right now it’s open 7 days a week, but after the summer season the days and hours change. Unlike many of the smaller museums it is open throughout the year so if you’re here in the ‘off-season’ you can still pay it a visit.
BUNDLE BONUS – I bought the Sailing Home Stamp Set and coordinating Smooth Sailing Dies using a single ‘bundle’ item number. This meant I saved 10% off the cost of buying the same two items separately. I’ve included both options in my product list so you can explore these further if you wish.