Saturday, June 30, 2018

Sea Turtle Mini-Album Passbook

Hello Friends.  I'm here with a mini album about the sea.  
I'm obsessed with all things of the sea.  I am thankful that Creative Embellishments lets me indulge my obsession with the coolest chipboard pieces.  

These are the pieces I am featuring on this mini album. 

My paper choice for this passbook is Graphic 45's - Sun Kissed 8x8 paper collection.  It's bright, cheery, beachy and has great colors.  
The passbook was actually created with a die from Sizzix  created by Eileen Hull DesignsSizzix Vintage Scoreboard Passbook die (mini-album) .  

I really enjoyed this die.  In the past, I have not enjoyed making mini-albums but now, I'm a crazy lady cutting and gluing mini-albums.  Thanks to my fellow Creative Embellishments Teammate, Maggi Harding.  She's the one who introduced me to the passbook when I visited her home recently. 

The sea turtle  chipboard happens to be my favorite piece from Creative Embellishments.   
What's really cool is that the package contains a variety of sized turtles.  All perfect for any project. 
This is what I used to color the sea turtle.  I used a selection of Liquid Pearls and topped with sequins.  This way, I don't lose the beautiful details on the chipboard piece.  
These are the colors I used:

Moving on to the inside of the passbook, I created these mini tags using
Creative Embellishments Tag Set2 (mini tags).
These mini tags are the perfect size  to use as embellishments for a mini album.

Ahhhhhhhhh tags....covering decorative tags used to be a perplexing issue for me - a paper perfectionist.    Gosh edges never were perfect so I never bothered with tags.
But they really are fun and adorable.  So I gave it a whirl once again and overcame my issues.

I traced the tag onto the paper and cut "close enough".
No need to trim the paper exactly.  After trimming the paper  "close enough "  and gluing to the tag,  I used a nail-file to trim the edges of the paper to the exact size.
Simple and pretty darn near perfect - even for me.

The tags have little journal cards that slide into place.  The photo below shows the tags without the journal cards. 

Happy Crafting and thanks for visiting.  

Where to shop? 
You can shop for Creative Embellishments chipboard, veneers, flairs and more right here.  

Creative Embellishments - Sea Turtles
Creative Embellishments - Seashells
Ranger Liquid Pearls - Mermaid
Ranger Liquid Pearls - Key Lime
Ranger Liquid Pearls - Baby Blue
Sizzix Vintage Scoreboard Passbook die (mini-album) by Eileen Hull Designs sz-660331
Graphic 45 - Sun Kissed 8x8 paper collection


  1. this rocks Jen!!! I totally love it!

  2. Another inspiring project and love how you painted the turtles!