My sweet friend Danielle takes the most wonderful photographs and she has a great gallery of instagram photos as well... So for part of her Christmas present, I created an instagram photo album for her:
For the cover I used the cover from a very old french cahier (notebook), which I adhered with double sided tape, then lightly coated it with matte gel medium. I did this because the paper was very old and fragile and I did not wish it to tear.
Next, I added a photo of her from her instagram gallery along with the instagram logo (which I propped up a bit to have it stand out). I also used a vintage finding - one that I believe is french and made to go on limoge boxes.
The sides are some pretty ribbon in a soft teal color that I had in my ribbon basket, being saved for something special like this. I lined the sides and part of the front and back with stripes of it. I used a thinner piece of the ribbon to make a little bow, and the bling is a vintage clip-on earring:
The inside cover has more mini sized photos and the instagram icon again. I folded the notebook paper from the front cover over, and used old text pages to fill in the middle:
Inside I used clear sleeves, I had to buy some and alter them a bit since the binder did not accommodate them out of the package. I cut brown kraft paper to 6x6 inches for the backs of the photos and had about 10 of her photos printed at 5x5 inches... I made a note to place after the photos saying that that there were lots more pages waiting to be filled with her future photographs.
The back is the back of the same french cahier I used for the front!
This was a fun project - I really enjoy making things for the people I love!