Chipboard album with a giveaway!

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Hello and good morning dear friends! ^__^

I'm Halak and today's project features a chipboard album that I created out of a single sheet of 12" x 12" chipboard by using the stunning GREY BLOOM paper pack by Papericious.

Yep, one single sheet.

The idea started with the paper pack actually. I saw it and went woah... it's beautiful, how did ever I miss checking out this paper pack!

I wanted to be able to show the versatility of this pack and I ended up using the whole pack (all the designs from the pack) for this project.

Before we delve into the project let me warn you that this post is LONG and picture heavy. So, sit back, relax and check this project out at leisure.
It's a tutorial, but constructed a little differently so as to enable to impart as much info as I can.

Let's get started!

Here's the chipboard sheet.

I broke down this 12" x 12" sheet into 6 parts that formed the base of my album.

After that I selected 6 designs (12 pieces in totality, 2 of each design) and cut them to chipboard size.

These are the 6 designs I selected for my base.

Now here's where the tutorial differs. Rather than teaching you how to make an album which requires the skills of cutting and gluing down papers and is pretty basic, I will teach you how to select papers and make your project.

Note the 6 papers that I selected. I deliberately chose 3 sheets that were all grey and the other 3 that had red.
I did that to maintain a design balance.
I could have taken 12 different sheets of pattern papers (one sheet on each side) instead of taking 6 designs, but I picked 6 designs for my base because out of the remaining designs I wanted to create embellishments for my album.

Let's have a look at all the 12 pages. I removed the pages out of the binder ring to be able to photograph them better.

The cover image :

Pages 2 and 3

Pages 4 and 5

Pages 6 and 7

Pages 8 and 9

Pages 10 and 11

Back cover (Page 12)

You must have wondered what are the odd bits like tags, rhinestones, die-cut pieces et al.

Well, it's a present for a crafty friend so along with designing some fun pages I added in a bunch of crafty stuff that she could use.

It's a fun idea and makes a beautiful present for your crafty friends!

When you saw the album, did you notice the colors I used?

I used : Black, white and red cardstock. At some places I used a couple of pink (light and dark) rhinestones.

Because, when you look at the pack closely, you will see that apart from grey, these three colors are what you can see in the designs.

Why didn't I use grey?
Of course I could use grey too. But I decided on using the grey patterned paper from the Papericious paper pack (the one with the white leaves) because it looked a whole lot more prettier than the generic grey cardstock so I went with that and the remaining 3 colors. ^__^

Top tip
If you select  colors that are on the patterned papers it will make your album color co-ordinated and the effect will be more eye pleasing than slapping down any random color that you fancy.

What all can be done with Papericious patterned papers?

Actually, a LOT. Papericious patterned papers are very versatile. You can adhere them as-is, die-cut them, make fun tags or envelopes, the choice really is yours!

Did you know?
Papericious papers have gotten a whole lot more AWESOME!
They have upgraded in quality and are now available in 200 gsm!

Here a few of my favorite pages from the album where you can see the versatility of this gorgeous GREY BLOOM paper pack.

Made some fun tags :

Made a mini-envelope that I filled with die-cut words.

Note the die-cut words. They are... yup, red and white.
Now look at the envelope color.
Red and white.

See what I mean? Always think color co-ordinated.

I also die-cut these papers and paired them with words to create pretty pages.

This brings us to an end of this post.

For adhering paper I used red tacky tape and for small embellishments, I used generic PVA glue. (Fevicol)

I hope you are feeling inspired and will give this project a try! ^__^


To help you start out and as a motivation to try out this project, I'm giving away a sampler pack of 6" x 6" papers from the GREY BLOOM paper pack and from the Pattern Collection Volume 1 paper pack (a total of 32 sheets, 8 designs per pack and 2 sheets of each design) to 2 lucky ladies.

Along with these beautiful papers, you'll be getting a card from me along with a little surprise! ^__^

To participate and for a chance to win, you only gotta do these 2 things :
1. Follow Papericious Blog

2. Join Papericious Facebook Group
    To join, click >> HERE

Once you are done doing the 2 things, just write "done" on this blog post via comment.

Entries close 25th July 2016 (midnight).

Winners will be announced 29th July 2016.

Till next time folks! Have a lovely day! *Hugs*

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  1. This album is awsme Halak,and so are papers. Wanna win these, DONE.

  2. Beautiful post Halak :) love the album ..

    Done with the giveaway rules
    Too !

  3. Awesome project .. You never fail to impress 😊 Beautiful set of papers and lovely colours😊

    Can you please mention the dimensions in which the chipboard is cut thank you

    1. Archana, the 12" by 12 chipboard was 31 cm x 31 cm so I first cut it dowm to two long pieces of 15 cm x 30 cm. After that, I split each of those pieces into 3 pieces so final size = each piece is 10 cm x 15 cm rectangle. Hope this helps and thank you so much for stopping by! ^__^ <3

  4. What a beautiful project showcasing the PP well! :)

  5. Done....and may I add....I loved the way you explained the color coordination concept and the reason why we should use a single paper pack rather than random bits. I loved you concept and explanation. Looking forward to more such informative posts from you.

  6. That's a beautiful project Halak!! Thank you for the tips on color coordination :) The papers are pretty and you made it more gorgeous with your album!
    Done! :)

  7. Thank you Halak shah di.. awesome album tutorial .. above that you describe the project very clearly. Concepts how to choose colour combination you describe hats off for that. i really loved the tutorial. papercious pack are just awesome.. i loved all.. many i used in my albums.. loved to win this giveaway too and card by you to i want i want.. done all steps too.. Thank you both the di's for awesome tutorial and paper pack and giveaway...

  8. Beautiful album Halak !! Thank you for all the tips !! Done :)

  9. Beautiful album....Done with the steps

  10. Done. What a lovely album. The tutorial was so helpful and beautifully presented x

  11. The album is very pretty Halak :)
    Also Done with all the steps.

  12. Beautiful album ... Done...

  13. Beautiful projects.album is just awesome.all steps done.wanna win these papers.

  14. Beautiful album Halak...thank you for the tips on choosing to have these papers...

  15. Such a fabulous album and those tips helps a lot.
    Done with giveaway rules.

  16. Gorgeous album dear Halak & a super helpful tute :) TFS <3 Done both steps :)

  17. Awesome post, Halak ! Love the way you have used the beautiful papers to make your album. Very well-explained. Done both the steps. :)

  18. wow!! gorgeous album Halak. Loved all the details!! xx

  19. Awesome album & tutorial..... Done


  20. Ohh So much of thought gone in selecting the colors and papers n wonder the album looks beautifully coordinated !Loved the Album specially also because I find tricky working with Grey , your tips are going to be of gr8 help now ! Thanks a lot for sharing and the Giveaway too.Done !

  21. Lovely album and beautiful paper pack....Done

  22. Lovely album n awesome tips which gonna help us a lot thanks for the helpful tips...😘😘


  23. Awesome album.... done thanks for Chance.....

  24. Done.... loved dis pretty album so much n wanna make one for myself 😃

  25. Lovely Album n nice Tutorial.....Done with giveaway rules

  26. Amazing post of this gorgeous album! Thank you for sharing these wonderful tips, very helpful! Would love to have these papers, Done with the rules :)

  27. Beautiful album, thank you for the chance of winning this goodies:)))
    done all the rules

  28. Beautiful project! Thanks for the giveaway.

  29. Nice Project. Thanks for your classes.