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Visit the USA Mini Album Pages: Part One

Hello everyone, and welcome!  Barbara Rankin here, and this month, the Altered Pages design team are taking trips throughout the USA.  I cannot wait to see what everyone comes up with.  We will be visiting various states, cities, and towns.  I chose California and Florida for my posts this month.  Today, I am going to go with the west coast theme, so California it is!

I decided to work in my metal covered mini album that I made a couple of months ago.  I have lots of  blank pages to work in, and Altered Pages is my go to store for dressing up my mini album pages.

First Page Spread
On this page, I added Glitz Design Papers, collage images from USA States California and San Francisco collage sheets. I adhered Petaloo flowers, a scroll corner that I inked with Memento Luxe Nautical Blue and embossed with clear embossing powder, a piece of the yellow Sheer Ribbon, and a few gem stickers.
Left Page of spread
On this page, I added collage images from San Francisco1950s Transportation Cars,  and Drive Me Anywhere Cars collage sheets.  I used a rosette die to make the rosette, adding the Route 66 sign to the center.  I stamped "wanderlust" from the Graphic 45 Come Away With Me Stamp set and adhered to a Glitz Designs  journaling sticker.

I folded a famous hotels tag about one-third of the way up, punched a thumb notch, and adhered the tag to the page, using the blending tool and the Leather inx to distress the edges.  I made a small tag to fit inside (see photos of tag below).
Right Page of spread
I used images from the Route 66 collage sheet on this side of the tag.
Side 1 of Tag
On the reverse, I adhered this fun image of a 1958 Ford Fairlane from the Drive Me Anywhere Cars collage sheet.  It fit perfectly on my tag.
Side 2 of Tag

On my second page spread, I used print papers from the Graphic 45 Secret Garden 6x6 paper pad, adding more collage images from the San Francisco collage sheet.  
Second Page Spread
I fussy cut the word "San Franciso" and adhered to the top of the left page.  I used a coin envelope and punched a thumb notch in the top of it, then added a scrap of Glitz Design print paper that was distressed with Leather Inx.  I added a California license plate image, along with some Petaloo flowers  a fabric butterfly, and more gem stickers.
Left Page of spread
I used a Journey Bingo Card as my tag, since a tiny bit of trimming allowed it to fit nicely inside the coin envelope.

Side 1 of Tag
On the reverse side of the card, I used this "Greetings from Califorinia" image from the USA States California collage sheet.
Side 2 of Tag
For the right side of my second page spread, I used more images from the San Francisco collage sheet, and stamped the trolley image onto a Graphic 45 label with the Leather inks.   I turned it into a pocket to hold yet another tag.  More Petaloo flowers were added, along with gem stickers.
Right Page of spr

I cut out the  black and white image of the bridge and adhered to a slightly larger piece of black card stock.  I thread a piece of the yellow Sheer Ribbon through the hole.


Altered Pages Collage Sheets:  USA States California;  1950s Transportation CarsSan FranciscoRoute 66;  Vintage Vacations; Vintage Words (Journey); Drive Me Anywhere Cars
Glitz Design Paper PadsPretty in PinkVintage BlueUncharted WatersSunshine in My Soul
Graphic 45 Secret Garden 6x6 paper pad
Graphic 45 Come Away With Me Stamp set
Tags, Famous Hotels
Valentine Stickers
Assorted Flowers
scroll corners
Coin Envelopes
Bingo Card Packs
Glitz Design journaling sticker
Sheer Ribbon
Ranger Blending Tool
Versacolor Black ink pad
Memento Luxe Nautical Blue
Mixed Media Salazar Inx (Leather)
Cream card stock
Mini Rosettes die
Various gem stickers from my stash

I hope you enjoyed my project today, and that you can use some of these ideas for your scrapbook pages of your summer vacation, or a summer card for someone, or perhaps an art journal page with the same theme.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a wonderful and creative week!



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