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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 :-)

Comments

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

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

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

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  4. A brilliant scrapbook and such a fab keepsake

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

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

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

    just on the hop from DC
    Lorna xx

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

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

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

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

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

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  13. Lovely gift for your friend. Beautiful scrapbook!
    Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges!
    Rachelle DT
    http://scrapping4funchallenges.blogspot.com

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  14. A fabulous scrapbook hugs Seema

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

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  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

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  17. A great project and lovely keepsake.
    Heike xx

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  31. Very nice project. The style is beautiful.

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  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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