Whimsical Wednesday Design Team Post - "Once Upon a Time" 12x12 Single Layout

Hi, everyone! Today is very exciting because this is my very first time participating as a Design Team Member for Whimsical Wednesday! This week we are focusing on scrapbook pages with interactive or movable elements. 

I have been married for just over five years but I have yet to scrap any of my wedding photos. I had tentatively began a few pages but quickly abandoned them because they didn't capture the style that I was striving for. And then I discovered mini-albums. I fell in love with the interactive elements and hands-on features of mini albums but wanted to have a full size 12"x12" wedding album...

So, I created a 12"x12" paper bag album! I haven't seen this done before but I'm very excited about it. I bought full-size paper bags online, cut them to size and added two pieces of heavy-weight chipboard for the front and back covers. I have punched three holes throughout but I'm waiting until the book is complete to decide how I will bind it. 

I have so many options with the book: I can create flip-up pages, fold-out pages, page inserts and all sorts of interactive features. 

I really wanted to create the feeling of a vintage storybook so DCWV's Once Upon a Time paperstack is absolutely perfect for this project. I've heard a lot of people say they found this paper challenging to work with because it is already so heavily decorated but I love all of the little details. 

I layered one of the coordinating chipboard pieces on top of a matching image to create a shadow effect. 

I added some Prima bling, a small metal key...

...some Webster's Pages journaling cards and a Tim Holtz time piece. I've stamped our wedding date on one of the journaling cards and set the time of our wedding ceremony on the clock. 

Underneath the photo mat, I've created a slider card that can be slid in and out to reveal a stamped image. 

I used the Cricut Mother's Day Bouquet Cricut cartridge to create several different flowers. Some are single and some are layered. All of them have been inked and embellished with pearls.

In the center of the large flower, I used a wax seal to stamp our monogram. 

I love the way this page has turned out and I can't wait to continue with my wedding book! To see more interactive scrapbook pages please visit the Whimsical Wednesday Blog and see what the rest of our talented design team has created. We also have a wonderful sponsor this week! Kimberly from My Craft Spot has generously donated a $15 gift certificate to her store so please try your hand at this awesome challenge!

Products used: 
Cricut cartridges: Mother's Day Bouquet
Webster's Pages - Days of the Week Journaling Cards 
K&Company - Life's Journey Metal Arts Keys
Tim Holtz - Time Pieces 
Prima - Say It with Pearls 
Paper: DCWV - Once Upon a Time, DCWV - Luxury Stack and Recollections cardstock 


Chloe and Her Clip On Koalas said...

That is looking so amazing! Your wedding album is going to be the best! Can't wait to see it unfold as you manage to complete it. The cover is so gorgeous. Love the sentiment and date in the pull up tab. Great work. x

July 13, 2011 at 10:48 AM
jessica said...

This is so beautiful! I cant wait to see what you add to your book! Excellent job with this...all your added elements are just perfect!
Very well done :)

July 13, 2011 at 10:51 AM
Cathryn said...

Stunning lo Abigail!!! Love all the details especially the wax! Hugs, Cathryn :)

July 13, 2011 at 11:22 AM
Michelle said...

I love this Faith!! Congratulations on being on the design team! I've noticed your on a couple.. thats amazing! your work is soooo inspirational i visit your blog almost everyday :)) keep up the wonderful creativity!! :)


July 13, 2011 at 12:27 PM
Glora said...

WOW, talk about ELEGANT and GORGEOUS! Beautiful job! I just love all the little details. Hugs- Glora

July 13, 2011 at 12:46 PM
Nanne said...

beautiful layout and I love your pull out tag.. such wonderful little details and your flowers turned out amazing..

July 13, 2011 at 12:51 PM
Charlotte said...

This is just a beautiful LO. All of the elements are just superb. I am so impressed with the beautiful of the page. And the slider card is a great touch!!

July 13, 2011 at 1:11 PM
My 3 E Scrapbooking said...

WOW! Just absolutely gorgeous!! This album is going to be amazing! It is such a creative idea too! I've never seen a 12x12 paper bag album! I love the way you personalized the date and time! I can't wait to see more!!

July 13, 2011 at 3:44 PM
Stephanie said...

This is gorgeous Faith. Love the pull out tag. All the flowers are so pretty. I really like how you did the wax seal with your monogram. You have to tell me more about how that is done. Great job with your first challenge. :)

July 13, 2011 at 5:40 PM
GiGi said...

This is just beautiful! I love all the details and the big pull up tag and wonderful sentiment! Great job!

July 13, 2011 at 7:55 PM
janner said...

Another fab layout. I love your colours and details.

July 13, 2011 at 8:03 PM
Pookie said...

Beautiful! I have tried to use this stack in a chipboard shape book but it's since been put on hold. :-) I love your page please share the rest when you tackle them. Looking forward to it.


July 13, 2011 at 10:14 PM
*Star said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!! I love all the little beautiful details you added. especially the wax seal, such a perfect touch. Tfs and have a great day. :)

July 13, 2011 at 11:47 PM
joni said...

Stunning!!! This is so wonderful!!! This first page is absolutely beautiful! I love all your elements...and the whole idea with the book and the paperbags is interesting and exciting and I can't wait to see it complete!!! TFS

July 14, 2011 at 12:48 PM
Karen H said...

Wow, this is exquisite. All the tiny details to reflect your special day are so beautiful... I think my favorite is the wedding time on the clock and the monogram. This page is perfectly vintage and elegant. Just gorgeous! :o) So much to love!

Hugs and blessings! :o)

July 14, 2011 at 8:36 PM
Toeychild said...

I can't wait to see how your book turns out, I think this looks perfect! I don't scrapbook much but I love to stop and think about doing scrapbooking... soon the inspiration will hit, I am sure of it.

July 15, 2011 at 2:19 AM
Carlene said...

LOvely to be on this design team with you! This layout is gorgeous! Your album is going to be amazing if this is the taste of whats to come! Soooooooooooo pretty!

July 15, 2011 at 11:19 AM
Crafting with Faith said...

I love how you added all the details to an already beautiful page. The sentiment is so sweet and I love that you put the ceremony time on the clock and used your monogram on the colors. Gorgeous!

July 16, 2011 at 8:38 AM
shelly said...

this is just awesome and beautiful! i love the once upon a time stack. i also love your monogram seal in the flower. xx

July 16, 2011 at 9:28 PM
shelly said...

ps.. i also like that you set your time piece :)

July 16, 2011 at 9:28 PM
The Archiving Angel said...

Wow, this is spectacular! Truly gorgeous job. I love the clock, the flowers, the pearls & all your elements go so well together. This will surely be the beginning of an absolutely stunning wedding album & love story.
Crafty best wishes,

July 16, 2011 at 10:47 PM
DonnaMundinger said...

This is so so gorgeous and wonderfully romantic, Faith! Your album is sure to be breathtaking! xxD

July 19, 2011 at 2:13 PM

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