Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Lover's Rose Mini Album Kit

We have had this gorgeous mini album in the works for awhile.  This album was actually born by mistake.  An ordering mistake that is.  We found ourselves with way too much of the Graphic 45 Le Romantique papers and didn't know what to do with them.
We approached Tara Orr to design a mini album,  and fortunately for all of us she agreed! Tara designed this exquisite mini album kit exclusively for Scrap That!
We proudly present the "Lover's Rose" Mini Album Kit.

Graphic 45 products are beautiful rich and have a wonderful vintage look.  The Le Romantique Collection is nothing if not Romantic.

Tara's style of creating very dimensional projects is the technique of layering. She loves to scour thrift shops an second hand stores for the doilies that she uses in so many of her projects.  Tara has also used the burlap included in the kit for her cover page which gives lovely texture.

Here she fussy cut some of the roses out of the Le Romantique patterned paper.

Tara painted the cream colored roses included in the kit a shade of peach to coordinate with the beautiful peach tones in the papers.

For this page - Tara created a pocket in which she inserted a handmade envelope.
Within the envelope could be a keepsake, poem or photo.

This is the front of the envelope.  Tara used a faux stitching technique by using a paper piercer to create holes, and a white pen to create the stitches.

To create the scallop shape on the back of the envelope, Tara simply used a Maya Road Kraft envelope as a stencil and punched out the holes.  The flap can be any shape, and you can personalize the closure by using buttons, brads or the embellishment of your choice.  Here Tara used Stampin' Up - Create a Brad to create her closure.

Here is the envelope with a keepsake photo inside.

Tara loves to "work outside the lines".  You will see on all of her pages that papers and embellishments often extend past the edge of the album.  Don't be afraid to give this a try!

More fussy cutting.

Layers, layers, layers!  

You can ink the edges of your photo to give a slightly distressed and aged look.

The base of this page begins with a doily followed by punched and pleated paper around the edge of the album.  Tara does a lot of distressing in her projects.  She used the Making Memories edge scraper to distress the edges of her patterned paper.  More fussy cutting and layering on this page using flowers and chipboard in the kit.

The exquisite organza flowers in the kit come all the way from one of our ETSY suppliers in Turkey!  They are beautifully unique and hand made. Ayse has many beautiful items in her shop - it's worth a visit.

We hope you have enjoyed our presentation!  This kit should be on sale on our website in the next day.  If you would like to order a kit in the meantime, email: customerservice@scrapthat.ca

Until Next Time,
Scrap That!


  1. Wow! This is simply stunning. What a gorgeous mini album Tara! I love your creative style!

  2. this is just gorgeous Tara wow!!!!!

  3. Gorgeous Tara... just lovely!!!