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Sunday, May 3, 2015

Botanical Garden Book

Last week I saw that Frosted Designs  was having a Spring Challenge. I decided rather than make a layout I wanted to make a book with Graphic 45 Botanical Tea.  I  fell in love with this paper when I saw it and I  want to have tea parties with my granddaughters so it was perfect for that.  

I used a premade chipboard book I got on clearance at Michaels that is  8 1/12 x 12 with a spiral binding.  I removed the binding and started by covering the pages and cover.  
The next day I began designing pages.  
For this book I used 1/2 of a 12 x 12 stack of Botanical Tea paper.  I also used a few sheets of coordinating color paper that I had left over from Graphic 45 Secret Garden for background.

This is the cover 
The ribbon is off white seam binding that I dyed with Glimmer Mist.  I added lace also.  
I added flowers and leaves from Wild Orchids, metal corners, birds nest  and butterfly embellishment from Recollections as well as other items from Prima and Tim Holtz.  
I fussy cut  the teapot, roses, leaves, butterflies and birds and pop dotted them.  
I also used Graphic 45 chipboard
Pages and edges are inked with brown ink and many are distressed with the Prima distressing tool. 
Inside cover and page one
The pages are graduated which I like as it shows off the beautiful papers.

Page 2 and 3
The bird piece opens so you can add pics or write on other side plus see the backside graphics.  

Page 4 and 5 
Pocket with mats for pictures and mats with tags

Page 6 and 7 
These flaps lift so you can see the backsides 

Page 8 and 9 
In the pocket on the left side is a mini book with three pages for photos

Page 10 and 11 
The blue page with fussy cut hummingbirds 

Page 12 and back cover 

Back cover and inside of front flap

Back Cover 

I am also linking this up to Decorate to Celebrate 
Challenge 99 Anything Goes 
DL. Art  May Linky Challenge 
I hope you enjoyed my project and leave a comment.  


  1. This is so beautiful, Suzanne, I love those paper s and you did an amazing job making this album. I love it. I have also just become your newest follower.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes MAY Linky Party. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com http://dianamlarson.ctmh.com

  2. Oh gosh - that's just beautiful! I love that paper set, too. I am making Mother's Day cards with mine. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Wow! What an amazing and beautiful album. Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs :)

  4. Soooooooo gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with Frosted Designs!!!

  5. this is so beautiful thanks for joining challenge at dtc. hugs

  6. Beautiful project with great details:) Thank you for joining us over Decorate to Celebrate.

  7. So pretty!
    Thank you for joining us at Decorate to Celebrate!