I have been accumulating the Graphic 45 monthly kits since their beginning, thus, I finally decided to reminiscence on my paw-baby in doggie heaven and used the 2021 Vol. 9 Well Groomed kit.
I changed some of the suggested papers from the kit with background papers from the complementary Graphic 45 paper pad.
First, I created several shaker elements as embellishments using the Dog's Life kit.
I tried to recreated my boy as best as I could using the elements from the kit and some PowerPuff chalks:
No too bad comparing him with the original Browny:
Then, I followed the instructions from the Well Groomed kit, just changing some of the papers with the background papers without flowers (which are also cute but not what I wanted to portrait for our dear 16 year old male dog).
Then, I used tacky glue to glue the papers to the thick black cardboard sheets. And decorated the title page using the shaker elements that I had died cut previously.
For some pages, I used the TC Beautiful Words embossing folder to emboss the dark mats before attaching them to the pages:
I'm still working on decorating the inside pages with the G45 ephemera/post cards elements and stickers as well as more shaker die cuts I made. I really like the ribbon suggested binding of the book and might do it, attaching my Browny's rabies shot tag as dangle. Once I finish the album, I'll post it to.
Here are some close ups from the title page shaker elements.
Finally, I die cut the letters to spell "Browny" using two different G45 papers and glued them to the "love" shaker to finish the album title page.
I used the BoBunny alpha die for the "B" and the TH alpha dies for the rest.
Comparing both albums:
Suggested Graphic 45’s album:
From the Grapic 45 blog
And mine uncompleted one:
As I mentioned previously, I ended up changing the background paper of all the pages, but one (the multi-colored paw printed page)...
SNAP die cut machine
Beautiful Words embossing folder, Teresa Collins, Craftwell
Dies: Sizzix TH alpha, Bob Bunny alpha and Dog's Life shaker kit, Queen & Co