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Super Stars

From Dawn McVey’s Glory Be stamp set, “Oh My Stars!”  It’s Day 5 of the March Papertrey Ink release. Super Stars is a stamp set that features some powerful sentiments and coordinating star images. But wait, that’s not it – border star dies to match. I just love them all! Today is a Group Post day and the team has created some fabulous projects to showcase these products. Nichole challenged us to find an inspirational photo and create something from it.

As a wedding photographer, I follow a few wedding blogs, including The Bride’s Cafe and found this beautiful tablescape photo. I just loved the photo, floral arrangements, and table decor. So, I decided to create a mini album using Super Stars with the colors displayed in the photo: Berry Sorbet + Harvest Gold + Aqua Mist + Spring Rain + Blueberry Sky + White. I hope you like my different take on what a super star is!

Originally Posted by The Bride’s Cafe on Coral Peonies + Yellow Ranunculus

For the album cover, I die cut a few of the Super Star borders from felt and displayed them like a garland. I stamped a sentiment on a metal framed tag and attached it to a ribbon, embellished with a button.

The album also uses Edgers #5 to create a mini file folder effect. I bound the album with the Cinch and covered the binding to create a binder appearance. More photos on that below.

A few weeks ago, I got the opportunity to photograph some beautiful twins. In the photos, they are only two weeks old and oh so precious. Babies have a tendency to steal the show, so I thought they would make the perfect “super stars” for the mini album.

I die cut a Simply Jane frame to highlight the photo. I also added a star die cut with a sentiment stamped on it.

All file tabs have embossed labels with cute words to describe the page.

On page 2, I added a doily and embossed label – very simple! To bring in a star element, I added a felt star die cut as a banner.

On Page 3, I embellished the page with sentiments. I cut out each sentiment and adhered them to a page stamped with stars. Also, if you take a closer look at the sentiment (on the curvy strips I cut), I altered it by replacing “friends” with “sisters” from Tiny Tags II stamp set! I thought sisters would be more fitting for the photo!:)

On page 4, I stamped the sentiment as-is and embellished the photo with a star and felt mini stars, which were produced from the felt banner die cut on page 1.

On page 5, I layered the photo on felt cut with pinking shears and onto a chevron glassine bag. I added some ribbon and a sentiment.

On page 6, I added a felt star die cut along the ribbon edge carried over from page 5. I also stamped one of the twin’s names!

On page 7, I die cut Mat Stack 1 label, stamped a star and sentiment. I also heat embossed yellow stars on the spring rain page.

On page 8, I stamped the sentiment as-is and added some star elements.

On page 9, I heat embossed some polka dots, then added some fabric and Wonderful Words die cuts to the page. I also added the stamped stars around the edges of the glassine bag.

Here is a photo from the side, displaying all of the tabbed pages in those glorious colors!

In this photo, you can see how the book is spiral bound and then also includes a paper wrapped binder.

For those of you interested in viewing more photos, there is a slideshow with all photos of the mini album.

 

Alrightly, I hope you liked the mini album. I’ll be back tomorrow with the remaining projects for the release. All *new* products will be available Thursday, March 15! Head on over to the other team member blogs too! Have a great Wednesday.

Nichole Heady
Betsy Veldman
Danielle Flanders
Dawn McVey
Erin Lincoln
Heather Nichols
Jessica Witty
Lisa Johnson
Maile Belles
Melissa Phillips

Ros CrawfordMarch 14, 2012 - 7:29 am

Beautiful Album … TFS

Donna M.March 14, 2012 - 8:02 am

Unbelievably lovely album…You’ve done a great job utilizing the colors & coordinating them with the elements to make a wonderful keepsake!

Kathy HMarch 14, 2012 - 8:18 am

Gorgeous, Ashley, just gorgeous!! And those babies are darling too:)

LaniMarch 14, 2012 - 9:29 am

So very sweet. Love the star dies.

janet WilsonMarch 14, 2012 - 9:30 am

What an absolute beauty :D

BeverlyBLMarch 14, 2012 - 9:30 am

Love your colors! The whole album is perfect. Great ideas. Those babies look pretty perfect too. Thanks so much.

Sarah MartinaMarch 14, 2012 - 9:42 am

I love this to pieces!

ElenaMarch 14, 2012 - 9:57 am

Amazing stuff! And those little babies are so cute – super stars for sure! Being such a great photographer, if you have a moment to pop by my blog, I’m starting a discussion on card photography – I’d love your professional input!

Lorie-The PeddlerMarch 14, 2012 - 11:22 am

Oh!!! I love every page of this cute little book. It’s adorable. The color selections and I have to have this stamp set. TFS.

GabbyMarch 14, 2012 - 11:29 am

AMAZING keepsake book, Ashley! Page after page of colorful, cute and clever layouts. Fantastic use of the stamp set, die cuts and PTI products. I’m sure the parents will treasure it, as well as the girls. :)

Laurie HuntMarch 14, 2012 - 1:06 pm

This is such a sweet book. I just love how you put it together!

Heather BeasleyMarch 14, 2012 - 4:27 pm

Ashley, those girls are so gorgeous! Then the mini album is beautiful. Thanks for continually inspiring me!

Kari DMarch 15, 2012 - 9:43 am

I am always impressed at the professionalism, creativity, and quality of the work you do! THIS project is no exception! Amazing! THANK you for your sharing your artistry!

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