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A Special Masculine Scrapbook

Good morning everyone, hope you are well :-) I am here with a special scrapbook I have made for my friend John, hes one of my oldest friends so I decided to make a little scrapbook with snapshots from our adventures over the years.
For this project I used Papermania All Aboard Papers, Die cut stickers and Ribbons, a chipboard scrapbook and a ornate frame I used on the front of the scrapbook from Papermania Madame Payraud collection.
I thoroughly covered the page with the papers, on one side I scored around the chipboard and I cut out with about an inch border each side of the score marks then I used double sided tape on the reverse side to fold the paper over the edge to cover the chipboard edges. Then on the other side I just cut a page to the size of the page so I covered the tabs from covering the edge. I inked the edges with Distress inks.
I made pockets using cardstock and covered this in All Aboard papers, and I made pull out sections from printed images on the papers like this postcard. I reinforced this with cardstock and covered the reverse with paper too so its all decorated. I placed photos on the reverse of the pull out section.
I used Stazon to stamp an 'Enjoy the moment' sentiment on All Aboard ribbon.
I cut out tiny parts of photos as embellishments.
I used All Aboard pockets to add tags I made with plain tags and printed paper, then I placed photos on the reverse. I inked the inside of the pockets to match the aged look. I also used cardstock stickers to write descriptions on.
I used All Aboard ribbons as the ribbons for my tags rather than the plain string they came with.
I used cardstock greeting stickers to embellish the photos.
On this page I made the pocket and the page below match with the print, then made an insert using printed labels on the printed paper reinforced with cardstock and decorated on the reverse.
I used the printed paper as a space to write a description, then made two tags for this pocket.
I used cardstock stickers to embellish this rather plain page with a pocket and tag.
And the reverse of the scrapbook. 
I am really hoping he loves it! 
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Thank you for looking and for all your lovely comments :-)


  1. What a great book I'm sure he'll love it. How you keeping?

  2. Wow what a fabulous gift for someone. What memories x

  3. What a wonderful scrapbook, loving the beautiful papers and great photographs. I am sure he will treasure this.
    Linda xxx

  4. A brilliant scrapbook and such a fab keepsake

  5. Love the scrapbook, so original too, he'll love it. Like the superhero photos, looks like it was fun!

  6. fantastic little scrapbook, i bet he loves it :) keep up the great work :) x

  7. Fabulous male themed scrapbook, so different he will love it

    just on the hop from DC
    Lorna xx

  8. Wow! This is Awesome - he will LOVE it!! Great project!

  9. What a lovely piece of work, it's gorgeous so much work, He will love it.

  10. Awesome make Elaine hun love it - sorry not been around we are away will catch up with things next week x

  11. Awesome make Elaine hun love it - sorry not been around we are away will catch up with things next week x

  12. A wonderful much detail, I bet this will be viewed by many.

  13. Lovely gift for your friend. Beautiful scrapbook!
    Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges!
    Rachelle DT

  14. A fabulous scrapbook hugs Seema

  15. This is a super Masculine scrapbook cover. I love it. Thanks for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge Blog.

  16. I'm certain that John will treasure this album. It's gorgeous! Thank you for sharing your work with us for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. ~Michelle

  17. A great project and lovely keepsake.
    Heike xx

  18. A fantastic project I'm sure it will be treasured it is a thing of beauty. Jackie

  19. Perfect paper range for your project, Elaine, and such a thoughtful gift for your friend

  20. Brilliant Project for your all the papers...Joolsx

  21. Great scrapbook - love the All Aboard travel range - one of my favourites
    Linda x

  22. Stunning scrapbook, love it. Just hopping by.

  23. What a stunning project and something that will be treasured dearly. It must have taken you ages to do all this work

  24. Great project!! Super pics, too! Thank you for sharing your project and joining us at the Love to Scrap Challenge Blog.

  25. Elaine, this is just fabulous! Love very bit of it, maddy x

  26. wow super scrapbook elaine ... I am sure you loved making it too ... well done ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

  27. A really fantastic project. So many little details to look at. I'm sure your friend will love it.

  28. Fabulous scrapbook-love all the papers and pics
    Carol x

  29. Elaine what a fantastic scrapbook so much work and time gone into this Wow. Love Alison xx

  30. I love, love, love it! Thanks for joining us at Scrapping4FunChallenges!

  31. Very nice project. The style is beautiful.

  32. What a lovely book, Thank you for joining in with our challenge over at The Cupboard Trilogy Challenge Blog.
    Stella xx
    TCT DT


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