Boy Oh Boy!

  I have a handsome mini album to share that I've made using
Authentique Paper's
Suave Collection and a chipboard album by Leaky Shed Studios!

The cover of the chipboard album comes with a die-cut overlay of numerals.
 To distress this, I used some Black Velvet Color Shine Spray and painted it on
 with a paintbrush. 

I love using the collection's 6X6 Paper Bundles for things such as die-cuts, photo mats, etc.
 For the cover, I added layers of die-cuts, punch-outs and stickers, along with some
 textured embellishments like cork arrows, ribbon and a button.

I like that the album size is 7"W X 6"H...this allows room at the side for the binding,
without taking away from the design area of the pages! 

Corrugated paper is also a nice accent for boys' pages!  
And on the bottom photo you can see how I added some dimension to the hinge
 stickers with some hand-stitching and a brad.

Plain chipboard, kraft and wooden veneers also go well with the Suave Collection.
Grunge the pieces up with ink if you'd like!

 In finishing the album, I glued on a lime green jute around the edge of the chipboard pages..
yet another great element for a boy's themed project!

Authentique Products: Suave Collection- Noble Paper; Robust Paper; Dashing Paper;
 Sharp Paper; Stately Paper; Suited Paper; Crisp Paper; Pleasant Paper; Sociable Paper;
Treasure Paper; Elements 12X8 Stickers; Details Stickers; Stamp Blocks Die-Cuts;
 Titles & Phrases Die-Cuts; Circles & Scallops Die-Cuts;
6X6 Bundle

Other Products: Leaky Shed Studio- Numbers Album; May Arts- Ribbon;  
Maya Road- Envelope; My Favorite Things- Buttons; Basically Bare- Chipboard Heart

We do a lot of off-the-page-paper-crafting at Authentique Paper...come on
over and have a look at

Thanks for the visit today!
  1. Shellye - This mini is so amazing!! Little boy black and white photos would look so smashing in it!! Thank you for the tremendous amount of inspiration I get from you!! You are one of my papercrafting heroes!! You never fail to impress me with your attention to detail and phenomenal projects!! Please keep creating and keep inspiring others (like me) to do the same!!


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