★ Journey Album {Heartfelt Creations}

Apr 8, 2014

Its brand new Release Wednesday with Heartfelt Creations and I have an awesome album to share with you. When i saw this  new release from Heartfelt Creations i knew i had to do an album.  I wasn't sure where the idea was going to end up, but here is how it started.

it started with a 9x12 clipboard from the dollar store. I had a few of these staring at me for a while now and i was waiting for the perfect opportunity to use them. Here is what i designed using the Celebrate the Journey Paper Collection and all but one of the new sets of stamps that coordinate with this line.


detail shots of the outside of the album first






the hinge on the front of the cover is an actual working hinge which opens up to two more pages that look like this, this is the front cover open,


close the cover,  hook the latch, and flip the cover up, to this below.

the left side is a pocket envelope, that has journal tags inside


the above bottom 6x6 is also a flip page, that is a pull out tag, and when you flip that page up, you see this below, another 6x6, with a 4x6 photo that is only adhered on one side, plenty of tags for journalling were cut from the tag sheet. Journey of a lifetime, stamped and used as a title on this page


now, flip that 6x6 to the right another 6x6 on the reverse


and you open the album up to this, this is what the album looks like in full detail and fully open.


the final page is the double photo page in the collection, perfect for 4x6 photos, tags cut from the die, few more stamped images

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If you are a traveller and are looking for a line to complete a special album of a trip, family outing, this Celebrate the Journey Collection is perfect. You need to have it.  Here is a video i created of some photos from the project.  If you have any questions on how i put this all together, please feel free to post your questions in the comment section. :D


I have to say this is one of my favorite projects i have ever designed and i hope you like it too.

here are the materials and instructions

Heartfelt Creations Products:

HCDP1 242 - Celebrate the Journey Collection
HCD 745 - Luggage & Tag Die
HCPC 3596 - Celebrate the Journey Sentiments Precut Set
HCPC 3597- Luggage and Sentiments Precut Set
HCPC 3598 - World Map Precut Set
HCPC 3599- Balloon and Bicycle Precut Set
HCPC 3600 - All Occasion Sentiments Precut Set
HCD 712 - bella rose die
HCD 743 - raindrops on roses die
HCD 728- timeless amour die
HCD 744 Once Upon A Time Die
1259723 Art Institute (Dries Clear)
159223 Paper Blossom Molding Mat
459222 Paper Blossom Tool Kit
4252255 Spellbinders  Grand Calibur

other products: 9x12 clipboard, may arts trim and ribbon, maya road trinket pins, chipboard alpbahet and key, walnut stain distress ink; memento tuxedo black, fabscraps metal bracket; bazzill cardstock.
instructions: cover clipboard with paper from celebrate the journey collection. assemble four 6x6 pages using celebrate the journey paper collection, layering the 5x5 card matts on top for added dimension. add the stamped sentiments, balloons and cut out tags and phrases using the celebrate the journey die set. Attach these to a 6x6 chipboard base for added strength and continued handling of the album. So one 6x6 will be the front and one 6x6 will be the back .
Use a 8x10 corrugated base for very bottom of album and adhere to clipboard. cover with cardstock and find the double 4x6 photo mat, adhere photos attach and embellish as shown. before attaching to base, cut a 2"x6" strip from black cardstock fold in half and attach one of the 6x6 pages to the right hand side to and the other to the bottom mat to create a fold out as shown. do the same for the second 6x6 page and attach to top of the bottom page to create a second fold, this one going up. For cover taking a 8x10 black cardstock score at 1" and again at 1 3/4". This is the cover base. Cut another 8x7 black cardstock. to the left score at 1" this will allow you to open the cover to the right. cover album cover with chipboard alphabet, use additional ribbons, trims and papers from collection pack. Be sure to attach a majestic morning black die to the right for added detail. This will also have a photo page on back, so cut out papers, embellish with photos and stamped sentiments. attach this to the cover 8x10 base. when opened, ( the actual base) cover with papers from collection pack, embellish with tags and stamped sentiments. use kraft envelopes for hidden journaling. cut out extra tags from tag sheet, ink edges add journaling and photos, attach tag pulls with staples and tuck these tags under photos and in the envelope. follow this tutorial to create a template and stamp and cut the luggage and sentiments precut set. Stamp and cut celebrate the journey set four times, i used this many times throughout the album. stamp and cut the Balloon three times. stamp the world map twice with image really close together onto vanilla cardstock then cut this into a heart shape. cut the bella rose stem onto black cardstock twice, mold and cut into four separate pieces. cut the majestic morning die onto black cardstock 2 times, cut in half and use throughout album. cut the timeless amour heart out on black cardstock and attach to world map heart. attach fab scraps metal hinge with brads so the page will still open. continue to add ribbons to the clipboard clip, embellish rest of pages with stamps and tags using celebrate the journey die. feel free to check out my link here for extra photos.