I love the texture and shine that just a little bit of ribbon adds to a layout!
Burlap does the same thing...lots of texture and an instant background.
The little album comes with tabbed manila divider pages. I inked up the divider pages with Distress Inks in Mermaid Lagoon, Salty Ocean, Tumbled Glass and Vintage Photo. A little spritzing or stenciling on each page made quick work of backgrounds. For the journal pages, I just cut acid free ivory paper to 4" x 6" which is 1/4" smaller than the size of the book.
When flowers are not quite a perfect match for a project, ink them up with Distress Inks! To add a little shine, I tucked turquoise shell buttons under the flowers.
I found a big box of these colored paper clips at Tuesday Morning and I use them all the time. I used Natural Burlap String to suspend my silver sea turtle charm from the clip.
I've topped my tag with Aqua Paisley grosgrain ribbon and topped the bag with another strip of the sage Canvas Color Band ribbon. Quick and easy, but it looks great!
I have a tutorial on my Kathy by Design Blog with more details on how I put the album together. If you're interested, you can find it HERE.
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