I gutted an old book, (keeping those pages for future collages) covered it with scrapping papers, and inserted binder rings with some bugel beads threaded onto them. I decorated the cover with fabric roses that look like dried flowers, and glued on a couple of embellishments. Top right one is made with Model Magic air dry clay, painted with acrylics and my new 'love' Inka Gold.
Have you tried this type of album?
a few cards added - I think it works well
I will make another for Christmas cards.
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