Here’s a project I did recently that was shown on Practical Scrappers yesterday.
My aunt asked me to make her this special little scrapbook. She had written this little poem book type thing for my cousin (her nephew) for his 18th birthday. He passed away unexpectedly a year later and she received this back from his mother as a keepsake. She laminated it and has been carrying it around in her wallet ever since, but she wanted something more substantial so she asked me to do something with it.
I used a 7Gypsies chipboard tag album that looked like this before I started:
And I decorated with paper she picked out and then just prettied up the front. Here’s the after:
This is what she was carrying around:
I actually scanned all the little pages and printed them out onto white cardstock so she could keep the originals. I covered every page (tag) in the album with black cardstock and just adhered my little pages in order to each one.
It’s a cute little poem, so I thought I would share the inner pages with you here. If you can’t see them well enough, just click on each photo and give it a second to adjust and it will be just the right size.
My aunt was so thrilled with this, and I was so happy to be able to give her a special keepsake of one of her nephews.
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This was a mini book I made as part of the design team over at Practical Scrappers for their post featuring Halloween projects. You can see all the other cool stuff here.
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I recently made a cute little mini Halloween book with Summer’s trick or treating photos from back in 2006. She was Little Bo Peep that year, and that was the last time she let me pick out her costume. ha ha!
Here’s a closer view of the inside pages. I used a lot of Stickles to make the candies and some of the pumpkins sparkly. I also added googly eyes to the pumpkins and owl just to make it more fun. Click on the photos to see the details better!
(check out her best friend’s costume…she was the bride of frankenstein and she looked AWESOME!)
What do you think? Isn’t it cute? I saw a really cute idea the other day of a mini album showing all of your kid’s costumes through the years, and I’m gonna make one of those really soon. Love that idea.Filed under design team stuff, mini books, Scrapbooking | Comment (1)
I showed a sneak peak of this right before Father’s Day, but I couldn’t show the whole project or any of the photos inside the album cause my dad reads my blog! (Hi Pops) I must say, from his reaction I think he rather liked my little Father’s Day scrapbook. It’s a little Petaloo accordian scrapbook that came in a little box for gift giving, but I altered the outside of the box also to be the album cover and used adhesive to attach the book inside so it unfolds out of the box when you open it. Here’s what it looks like lying flat on my counter.
Here are a few views of the pages closer up while lying flat.
Here it is standing up and opened on display.
Here it is just opened and unfolding out of the box.
and a little more….
and the last bit unfolding out of the book.
Here are closer views of the individual pages. These were so hard to do because they’re only 4 x 4 inches. So really your photo takes up the whole space and there’s not much room for a lot of “scrap crap.” I tried to keep it as simple as I could so the focus would stay on the photos.
The book cover and spine can be seen in my previous post in the link at the beginning of this post. I think I’ll put these up for sale for $20 as a custom order in different themes in my etsy shop at www.summerrosescrapbooks.etsy.com.Filed under For Sale, mini books, Scrapbooking | Comment (0)
Summer and I made this for her daddy for Father’s Day this year. I let her pick out all the photos, and she also chose what the cover would say. I’ve never heard her SAY this phrase, so I’m not sure why she wanted it on the front of the book! haha She wanted me to draw guitars and drums on the front for a “rock” theme, but I’m not artist and I said no way so she settled for drawing her own dance floor under her and Daddy. Daddy loved it.
This is an accordian book with only 6 photos and the photos took up most of the space, so I had to really work at adding things on top of the pictures like rubons and tiny Prima flowers and I really like how it turned out.
There were 2 horizontal photos that Summer picked to go in the book, so I put those at the end so that when someone is looking at it they only have to turn the book one time to see those last 2 pages instead of going back and forth.
Here’s what the book looks like opened up like an accordian. Ken’s going to display it on his desk.
This is the type of book that I will selling in my etsy store for around $20 at www.summerrosescrapbooks.etsy.com. I enjoy making little mini books of memories like this one and they’re more affordable for people. This can be done in any theme such as baby or wedding or school, etc. Lots of possibilites.Filed under For Sale, mini books | Comment (0)
Here’s a sneak peek of a couple things I worked on this weekend. The first one is a mini scrapbook in a box. It’s from Petaloo (I think) and I covered the front with patterned paper, stamped the people stamps, and used some Mod Podge-ish stuff to seal it. When you open the box, inside is a mini accordian album that unfolds. It’s so CUTE if I do say so myself!
Here’s a side view. I love to tie stuff to the spines of my albums. It’s just one of my things.
Here’s some more little birdies that my daughter made the template for and I’m putting on bird-day cards. Get it? I know, it’s corny, right? But I’m hoping they’re cute too since the cards are for a swap with 9 other ladies!
You may not be able to tell, but they are actually covered with baby blue Stickles so they’re just a teeny bit sparkly. I also showed some birthday party invites that I made with these in a previous post here. My daughter wants me to put her birds up for sale in my etsy shop so other scrapbookers can use them in their scrapbooks and cards also, so I’m thinking about that.Filed under cards, For Sale, mini books, Scrapbooking | Comment (0)
I was hired to make a mini scrapbook for a school fundraising silent auction as a donation, and the customer really wanted it to be kind of general so that anyone could use it and this is what I came up with. I tried to mostly use generalized things for the months such as the seasons instead of holidays since we don’t all celebrate the same holidays, but I did throw Christmas in there. I used a Karen Foster black chipboard spiral bound book for this project. Forgive me if the pictures aren’t so great here. They’re GREAT in real life, of course!
I am also going to offer a similar mini scrapbook in my etsy shop later today. It won’t look exactly like this one because I like for everyone’s items to be unique, but the main idea of the months/seasons will be the same. The book may be different also because I only had one of these.
Welcome Spring is my favorite page because my little girl made the birdie and she also told me that the butterfly had to have a trail of jewels behind it. That kid was born to be a scrapbooker!
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I made this cute little tag book from a similar one I saw in a papercrafting magazine a few years ago. Might have been called Tags? I can’t remember. Very simple and quick and easy. I used 14 tags, 1 for each month, 1 for the front cover and 1 for the back cover. Sorted through and found patterned papers that were all coordinated by color. This could also be done by theme. For this one, Danielle’s favorite color is green, so I pulled out all the scraps of my green patterned papers, of which there were few so I had to pull out some that weren’t scraps also.
I used my Xyron 250 and ran all the tags through on one side first, glued them to the patterned paper, and cut them all out. Then ran them all through the Xyron again to cover the other side of the tags. Again, glued them down to the patterned papers and cut around them all. I used some green ribbon and attached to the edge of each tag by just folding it around the tag and stapling it. Then I stamped the month on the twill in black. After Danielle gave me her important dates she wanted to remember, I typed them up in Word and printed them out for each month in small squares and then used Glue Dots to adhere them to the front of the each tag. I inked the edges of all the tags front and back with green ink. Lastly I used a hole punch to punch through the patterned papers at the top of each tag where there already WAS a hole before I covered them, put all the tags in order on a green book ring (got at Walmart) and added some green ribbons to the book ring.
Now Danielle can hang this up somewhere in her dorm room and be reminded when she needs to send a birthday card to someone. These would make cute little Christmas gifts for people if you used plain white paper squares and they could write their own dates on them.
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Here’s a little baby album project I did. My sister-in-law hired me (thanks Michelle!) to make it for some friends of hers who just had their first baby girl. Please ignore the glares on the photos. I didn’t have time to scan the pages nicely so I had to just take photos of them with my camera and this is what happens when you’re in a hurry!
Seriously, have you ever seen a more DARLING baby in your life? There’s just nothing cuter than a naked baby butt, I’m telling ya!
This photo is probably my favorite (even with no baby butt–LOL). The look on this young mother’s face just touches my heart. She looks like I feel every time I look at my daughter.
For those interested, I used a K&CO Life’s Journey mini book. It was the first time I made one and I really liked it and will be going back to buy more.Filed under mini books, Scrapbooking | Comment (0)
Here’s a project I made for my daughter. She had so much fun trick-or-treating with her best friend that I decided to make her an exploding scrapbook to remember it! I actually got the instructions from somewhere on the internet. You just never know sometimes what your kid is going to like, you know? Within a few weeks after I gave this to her, it was already getting rough around the edges because she looks at it so much and shows everybody that comes over. She really enjoys it, and that makes me feel so good!
(click on photos for larger view)
(forgive me for the glare on some of the photos)
In case you’re interested, here are the supplies I used:
Queen & Co Frills Halloween Tag Its
Making Memories black buttons
Bazzill pumpkin cardstock
Prism Pigment “peach” ink
Doodlebug Halloween Kaleidoscope pattern paper
ColorBox Chestnut Roan fluid chalk
Urban Lily Gypsy Caravan pattern paper
SEI Granny’s Kitchen alphabet stickers
Imagination Project Pic-nicky Fancy Napkin pattern paper
Creative Imaginations Studio Basics 101 Halloween brads and tags
Queen & Co ribbonsFiled under mini books, Scrapbooking | Comment (0)
Here’s a little project I made for a friend (Hi Jamie!). She’s nuts for monkeys, so that was why I chose that theme. It’s a double-sided accordian book from 7Gypsies. I love it. It came as a beige color and I covered it with patterned paper. The front and back cover are very nice heavy chipboard and they came separated from the book so that I could cover them also and then I glued the covers to the pages. I’m definitely going to buy more of these. If you want really specific info on how to make one, leave me a comment.
This is the front cover.
In case you’re interested, the supplies I used are:
Around the Block patterned paper on cover
Cactus Pink Palms patterned paper
My Minds Eye rugged dots/blue patterned paper
My Minds Eye Kaleidoscope brothers stripe/teal patterned paper
Gin X Imagination Project Say What? Say Anything Unreturned Calls patterned papter
The Paper Studio lime with light dots patterned paper
Reminisce Monkey Business, Goin Bananas, Jumpin Monkeys, Ooh Ooh Aah Aah patterned papers
7Gypsies Zig Zag book kit
Creative Imaginations Debbie Mumm Monkey Business monkey stickers
A monkey zipper pull from my daughter’s jacket that broke off
1.5 inch circle punch from LTD Commodities
Various ribbons from Offray, Michaels, Maya Road, American Craftts. I delivered this to my friend today, and she LOVED it. I was so happy that she was happy, I’m ready to make her another one!
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