Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Lucky 13 - Cover-All Album

As some of you may already know, last year I was part of an incredible circle journal called the Lucky 13. The group consisted of 13 scrappers from around the world; each month we would exchange photos so that by the end of the year we would have 12 pages - one representing each month of the year - made by a different scrap artist.  We exchanged pages this January! 

The pages made for me are all so beautiful and unique - not only due to the amazing talents of these  ladies, but also because we started not with paper, but 8.5X11"canvas fabric.  Some layouts are vertical format, others horizontal.  Some layouts were trimmed to be more square, others with so much embellishment and thickness that they are more dimensional art then layout.  So when it came time for me to "bind" them together, I knew I was going to have a challenge.  How to keep them together, but look cohesive?

Zutter to the rescue!

I used the (insert trumpets here)  Zutter 13X13 Cover-All, sized to accommodate the 12X12 Pre-Punched MOVABLE Page Protectors! All the layouts are small enough to fit on a 12X12 sheet of cardstock, so I adhered each one on a neutral (black) sheet.....just by themselves, no adornment, just the fabulous artwork.  On the back of each cardstock page I placed a small card with a photo of the artist and a brief note on my thoughts about that person and their gift to me. The cardstock was inserted into the 12X12 Pre-Punched MOVABLE Page Protector,

The super awesome thing about the MOVABLE aspect of the protectors, is that I can rearrange the order of the pages without have to undo the binding. As for the cover itself, I went with a lucky card theme, and used a card themed transparency attached to the front cover using Zutter Rivets.

I made a very simple intro page describing my experience with this project, as the opening gives you an idea of how the Cover-All works.

Now I can only show sneaks of the layouts, since we are hoping to have these projects published soon, but you can see a bit of what I created for the other ladies here, and see what they have made here.

Have great, scrappy day!


TxScrapAddict said...

Can't wait to see everything!!!

Jennifer Priest said...

Love how we think alike--I too used a Black 8x8 Cover-All!! Love the opening page ideas -- arrggh I did not do that! Zutter to the rescue though--can use a removable protector to add that page in when I get my book back ;)