Monday, November 25, 2013

Autumn Album

Good Monday Morning Everyone!! 

As I was browsing Pinterest one day, I ran across a stunning Autumn card. I knew I wanted to recreate it using my Club Scrap supplies. Here are the steps I took in recreating this card to make an Autumnal cover for a handmade album. Having been around for a while, you'll see that some of my materials are a blast from the past. Do you have them, too?

Autumn Album
Find a seed packet template online and customize using iScrapbook software.
Print it out on copy paper in black and white.
Use the Autumn Garden stamp and stencil to create a focal image on the front of the seed packet.
The Just Dandy leaf and Take Wing swirl stamp worked nicely with the pumpkins image.
Cut small rectangles on canvas from the Versailles kit and color using Peeled Paint Distress stain.
Stencil the word Autumn onto sticker paper. Fussy cut and adhere to canvas flags.
Create the album using the Wildflowers Stamp kit project as a guide.
My album used book board cover pieces that are 9x9" square. It used a total of 3 spine pieces. Two .75x9" and one 2x9". Use five 12x12 sheets of cardstock from the October 2006 Farmer's Market kit. 4 Pumpkin orange sheets for the inside and outside covers and 1 Dark brown sheet for the inside and outside spine. Holes are punched in the .75x9" spine pieces for binding.
Use clear brown pony beads for the spacers.
The inside pages are 8.5x11" cardstock from the same kit.  Pick 2 sheets of 3 different colors and score them at 1" and 2" from one of the short sides. Punch holes to coincide with the spines holes for binding. Run a line of ATG double sided tape  along the edge of the first scored area. 
Fold on the 1"score line and adhere to create a double thickness of cardstock.
Use six 8.5 x 11" sheets of the Farmer's Market paper 2 each of 3 different colors cut horizontally at 8.25" to cover the back sides of each page. 
Die cut leaves from Lodge, Memoirs, and Scholarship cardstocks using Sizzix Tattered Leaves.  *Note: Memoirs green and Scholarship tan cardstocks inked with Peeled Paint and Wild Honey Distress Stains. Stitch a sheet of Farmer's Market green cardstock cut at 7.75" square to a sheet of 8.5" square canvas. Adhere a torn and inked paper doily to the green cardstock and attach the remaining embellishments using hot glue.

I always enjoy admiring and being inspired by what others have created and then giving their creations my own Club Scrap twist.  Hoping you will give it a try too.

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great week.



  1. Another great project in combination with a tutorial, Julie. Your Autumn pictures will look beautiful in this album.

  2. Wow nice one but my favorite part of the whole project is the addition of the Just Dandy and Take Wing stamps to the pumpkin-brilliant!

  3. Loving all the layers here Julie! I especially love how you were able to combine stamps from several kits to make the pumkpins complete on the front - it's so fun seeing what new combinations you can make!

  4. Absolutely stunning! You had me worried with the pumpkin stencils . . . I thought I had missed out on something CS that I would have to punish myself forever for.

    1. Hi Kelli, Autumn Garden was a Club Scrap special edition kit released last year along with Uncorked. I apologize for not sharing the link to the blog post. I have added it for you.

  5. I love everything about this...the book design, the custom seed packet, the canvas "flags" with custom lettering. So many yummy details! Great job...thanks for sharing!

  6. Beautiful album, Julie! Another great and inspiring project, as always!

  7. Beautiful! The album is great with all your inspiring details!

  8. Love this.. thanks for sharing!

  9. Wow, Julie ... my head is spinning. Beautiful project.

  10. Julie, what a beautiful album. I just scored these autumn stamps on megasale from CS, woot!


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