The Brag Book Kit includes three-layer chipboard book cover, chipboard book back cover, clear 1" deep photo bubble, and decorative display stand. The album includes high quality cardstock to use as a base for the accordion pages. Add paper, enamel powders, paint, ink, Piccolo card decor, embellishments, or other items to create a one-of-a-kind display.
For this album that captures the first two weeks of my new nephew's life, I used a textured - almost fabric-like - paper with stitching. Because the stitching easily unravels once cut, I folded the paper over the edges to secure. I generally don't do that, but liked the more finished look in the end. Below are pics of how to fold the paper over - particularly for the frame opening.
Click here to see a video for assembly instructions. Be sure to add the front cover AFTER you've embellished the pages.
I chose to embellish the pages with simple black-and-white pictures with a bit of green . . . since Ethan's nursery has a "woodsy" theme with birch trees on one wall, I thought green would fit better than traditional baby colors. Finishing touches included string "pearls" around the frame & front cover edges and Piccolo Card Decor, Accents, and Charms - all covered with 24K Gold Enamel Powder. Piccolo Embellishments used include
Vintage Hearts Charm Set
Card Decor Set #1
Vintage Holiday Flourishes
Here are a few pics showing how Piccolo Decor were used to embellish the Brag Book throughout:
|Notice, two hearts from Card Decor Set #1 are in the globe along with Ethan's picture.|