Many of you may have seen this cute little Love Elsie "Zoe Pallette" album in the store and wondered, "What could I possibly use them for?" Well...Sherri, Miss Idea Queen, handed me the book and said, "This would make a great album for dying Easter Eggs." She was so right.
The first idea I had was actually for the back cover. Since these albums come with 30 pages, I thought I could do some great layering to make a dimensional cut out. I made five templates. One template for the outside rim which is just a border that is wide enough to encase the hole for the ring. The next two were tempates for grass. I used two different grass designs. I also made two designs for the sun. Each of these templates was based on the top template of the outside rim.
I traced each templates three times. I then glued the layers together using Zig two way glue. Now I have five pieces for my back page.
I used the template to trace my paper for the grass,the sun and the border and cut them out as well. I used love Elsie "Toby Go" embossed card stock for the grass. I used Pizzazill orange for the sun. The border was covered with "Zoe Candy Stripe." I glued each of these to the top of the correct layers.
I then sanded each of the layers with my Basic Grey files and inked them with my Cat Eye Chalk Inks.
I cut out a cloud from the "Toby Cloudy" paper and glued it on the back blue cover. Then I started gluing each of the layers down. I slide my cut out of Luke hunting for eggs. For some added texture, I used my Stickles to create some added sparkle to the sun. I then hid some jeweled flowers and made some homemade easter eggs that I made from "Toby" and "Zoe" papers. Then I did some outlining with dots and dashes using a black pen.
When everything was in place, I painted the outside with purple paint.
Here are the rest of the pages for the album.
I embossed an egg dipper for the front cover. I also made sure that the Maya Roads click could be seen through the hole in the front cover.
I also have some pictures of my kids with some jelly beans that I think would fabulous with this album.
I hope this inspires you. If you have any questions, I will be glad to help you out.