Albums

Our handmade scrapbook albums, concertina albums and tri-fold notebooks and photobooks are designed and handcrafted in-house, from bare board, using beautiful Japanese book binding papers, modern scrapbook paper packs, trinkets and pretty embellishments and ribbons. We constantly change the designs and materials to keep our designs fresh and unique.

Visit our Gallery for more gorgeous goodies or check out what we’ve been up to in the studio!

Retirement album for Headmistress

I was approached this Summer by a lovely school who wanted to dedicate an album to a wonderful head teacher who as retiring at the end of the year.

It was an amazing album to work on – collated into years, it contained artwork and letters  from every child at the school, memories on post cards from parents, teachers and staff and diary entries from the previous Headmasters describing the career of the now retiring Head.

The opening page

Retirement scrapbook album at the Scrapbooker

The school provided graphics and photos from around the school, art cards found in the Head’s office and key words that represented the ethos of the school. All were incorporated in to the album.

Retirement scrapbook album at the Scrapbooker

There was so much material, I simply couldn’t fit it all on the pages so I crafted white folded inserts to slip into the album, these folded out and housed every piece of artwork.

Retirement scrapbook album at the Scrapbooker

The school were very keen to make the album as personal as possible so I crafted two bespoke albums to house the pages and the additional material. The theme was one of the sea and relaxation. I crafted a bespoke box to the back and printed both the cover and the lining of the albums.

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The Headmistress was delighted with the album

Retirement scrapbook album at the Scrapbooker

and the school sent me a lovely testimonial

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You can find further samples of my work in the gallery.

If you are interested in commissioning a scrapbook album for someone’s retirement, wedding, birthday or special occasion, Email Me , I would love to hear from you.

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New Project – Interactive album

Anyone who follows me will know that I am always developing new products.

I received a request from a lovely lady in Malta regarding an ‘interactive’ album. Would I be interested in crafting a bespoke one for her? I had never crafted an album like this before but was willing to give it a go. The principles are the same as any album – design, colour, structure and finish are all as important – what was needed here was to learn some paper folding techniques and understand how to get interactive sections onto the page.

I set about crafting the first few pages ….

The red page (the colour scheme was ‘rainbow’)

Miniature books that folded out, waterfall cards, pickets and flaps.

Interactive scrapbook album at The Scrapbooker

IMG_5754IMG_5753The ‘Pink’ page – pull our photo frames, sliding tags and Japanese paper folded pull outs ..

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The ‘Green’ pages – secret doors, waterfall cards, secret flaps and pull out tags, secret tag pockets,

 

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The “Orange’ pages – pull out photo frames, door cards, flick flack card pullies, fold out boxesIMG_5782 IMG_5781 IMG_5780 IMG_5779 IMG_5778 IMG_5777

The “Blue’ pages – waterfall cards, pockets, windows that fold out, flip overs

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All in all I was really pleased with how it turned out, especially as this was my first interactive album. I nervously posted it out to my client and waited.

I wasn’t disappointed, I received this lovely testimonial..

testimonials at The Scrapbooker

If you are interested in having one of these lovely albums crafted for you – they are now available in my shop.

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Marry Me (with a hidden gem!)

We met Eugene, a lovely client from Parsons Green when we were delivering a large album to clients in Chelsea. Eugene was not your average guy. He didn’t just want to use my Marry Me Package to propose to his girlfriend, he wanted the ring somehow embedded into the album itself.

Never one to shy away from a challenge, I set about working out exactly how to do this and to make it look good. he wanted to use a grey and yellow colour scheme which was lucky as I had some beautiful book cloth in both a mid grey and deep yellow in stock. I also had some fantastic hinges which I had picked up some time ago and had wondered how I could incorporate them into a layout or album.

It all came together surprisingly well …

A heart shaped aperture to the front containing illustrations of their pet names for each other and surrounded by faux gems and a single yellow pearl

 

Marry me album at The Scrapbooker

 

The grey book cloth album showing the box section at the back, all lined with a gorgeous yellow book cloth

 

 

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More of the box section

 

Marry me album at The Scrapbooker

 

The album frame showing the wallets and the box section at the back. The 2 doors opened up to reveal a ring box and ring for ‘YES’ in one and a sad but funny photo for ‘NO’ (should she decline the proposal!)

 

Marry me album with ring compartment at The Scrapbooker

 

The album was a huge success and of course she said ‘YES!”

If you are interested in proposing to your loved one in an amazing, unique and thoughtful way, my Marry Me Package s just perfect for the job!

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