Today I wanna share my project for the Be Inspired #31 challenge over at the Cuttlebug blog. This week, the design team wanted us to use cuttlebug tools to make a board book. Here's what I made.....
My Childhood Years minibook
For the roughly five years that I've been scrapbooking, I've collected some odd things that I (at that time) thought would be cool to alter, this AOL box was one of them. I don't think they even mail these out anymore....
I liked that this box was sturdy and the way it opens was perfect for a minibook.
so I turned it into this....
I used the fun girly colors from the Eye Candy line of GCD studios for this project. I incorporated the swiss dots cuttlebug embossing template for added design and texture.
this book's purpose was for me to document memories from my childhood. Sometimes you might think minibooks are a daunting task because there's so much more pages to create but in actuality if you got your theme, journaling, products and pictures all prepped, the task is not that difficult to accomplish. I was able to work on this project for 2 days. Now I didn't work on it all day for those two days since I was working (my regular job) both days so I would say that the project took me about 3-4 hours to make.
I like accordion style pages bec. they're the easiest thing for me to do. Here's the left part....
and here's the right part.....
Here's the inside cover of the book. Used the swiss dots here again to show unity all around the book.
One of the best things I've ever done in my scrapbooking, is to make a quote book. Whenever I'm stumped with something clever to say on my own, I just grab my book and almost everytime I instantly find what I'm looking for.
I kept the products to a minimum here working with just one line of paper and sticking with the same color scheme with my embellishments. My fave thing right now is transferring rubons on cardstock, cutting the image out and adhering it with a pop up dot onto my page. It brings more life to them!
I used 10 questions about childhood for my journaling. I got the questions from the Simple scrapbooks idea book called "Scrapbook shortcuts with quizzes and questions" I totally recommend this book to add to your collection. And since I got 10 questions, I also used 10 photos. Random photos of me when I was young.
here's the back. Nothing too fancy done here since it's the back of the book/box.
Sideview of the project. I used mod podge as my adhesive for altering this book.
And finally the "toot". If you're not a scrapper, tooting is not an inappropriate bodily function term (LOL), it's a way for you to brag! Toot your horn! get it? Hehehehehehe.
Anyways for me this week, it comes in the form of this book....
It's from Creating Keepsakes. My layout is on page 75. I'm so excited about this one cause it features my two precious babies.
So there you have it. Thanks for looking and have a great Sunday.
Till next time,