Thank you for stopping by today and letting me share this month’s edition of OLD NEW BORROWED COOL! I’m so glad you’re here to help me WELCOME APRIL! This spring has been a bit unusual with the cold weather snaps that keep breaking through bringing tons of snow, but we’re mustering through! One of the fun ways that I’ve been dealing with the icky weather has been spending it with great friends and family. I’ve been lucky enough to have not one but TWO Scrapbook & Card’s Today Crop & Create events within two weeks of each other and I can’t think of anything I’d rather do. I love to teach. But I have to admit, I have been terrible about practicing what I preach. I realized this past event that I haven’t scrapbooked ONE layout or project documenting my wonderful times and these amazing weekends.
And guess what? I decided to fix that! Check out this fun little mini book I created to hold some of my cherished memories of each Crop & Create event!
This month’s final selections were:
OLD: Some BasicGrey alphabet stickers – my tried and true favorites – in my favorite basic color, BLACK.
NEW: A little BoBunny Mamarazzi2, some yummy Seen & Noted by Pebbles, Inc. (swoon), these AMAZING AmyTangerine thickers from American Crafts as well as incredible flair by Evalicious! (I admit to being a bit “new” heavy this month…I.CAN’T.HELP.IT!!!)
BORROWED: Ahem. Some might say “swiped or stolen” this month, but I say that’s all just semantics, kinda like potato and po-tah-toe, but I scored these fun Studio Calico printables from the sweet Stephanie Hart and this great Silhouette diecut using Amy Tangerine paper from Ms. Kristine Davidson while I was at Moncton’s Crop & Create! (I’m sneaky like that!)
COOL: This fun, easy, you can do it in just a few minutes chipboard album perfect for storing all those precious photos from a great girls’ weekend away! And even better than that, I’m going to show you just how to do it!
Trim two strips of 12” patterned paper to the desired width. For this project, I did 5.25”. Score and fold at each 4” mark like an accordion.
Trim an 8”x5.25” piece of patterned paper. Score and fold in half – at the 4” mark. (The height will change depending on how tall you want your book but it will match the width in step 1.) Use it to join the two 12” strips together as shown so you have one long accordion folded strip.
Cut two pieces of chipboard slightly larger than the folded strip size. In our case, our folded paper is 4”x5.25” so I cut my chipboard to 4.25”x5.5”(a standard card size). Cover each piece in patterned paper as shown.
Adhere covers to each end of the accordion strip to for a cute little book.
So let’s get to it! I challenge each of you to create your own mini-album of some sort. I don’t care what kind you do, just have fun with it! Get those photos into that album. You’ll be so glad you did! Have a wonderful April and as always, link me up so I can see the masterpieces that you create! Happy Scrapping!!