Saturday, December 1, 2012

Feeling a little bit scrappy today

Hello Ya'll!!! October and November have been rough for me but I am finally feeling better and finding some mojo. I have come up with a slightly different scraplift challenge for you this month. I am in the midst of gift making right now at home as well as at work for the holidays. I found a great little tutorial on how to make a mini book out of a plain ol' office manila folder. 

by Taylor Von Bruggen at Taylored Expressions, http://tayloredexpressions.blogspot.com/2007/08/manila-folder-album.html
 



AND I found a cuter than cute scrapbook page using the same style as the mini by Trish at Work in Progress, http://wipkits.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/interactive-scrapbook-page.html
This is a great way to do a multi-photo layout.

 

My challenge for you is to make a mini or make a layout featuring some mini pages and post it back at Scrap 'N Chat

I know some of you are thinking, "I don't have time for a mini, woman!!" I can honestly tell you, I made my sample in less than 90 minutes. I have to go back and embellish it some more, but since I don't know which photos I will use in it, I am leaving it blank for now.

To make the manila mini, here is a link to Splitcoast Stampers with the directions. 
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/accordionfilefolder

I decided for my own book I wanted more pages. So I made the mini twice and then glued the back cover of the first one to the front cover of the second one. Then I attached the ribbon tie before I layered the decorative papers on the covers. If you do this just remember to leave a little extra ribbon so the mini book will expand as you fill it up with your goodies in the pockets. I learned this one the hard way on a mini I made at the beginning of the summer. LOL!!


Here's mine: 







Also at Scrap 'N Chat we are having a 12 Days of Tags challenge.  And Diana is giving away a prize to someone who does all 12 tags in 12 days.

So here's my Day 1:


Until next time...

1 comment:

  1. I love how your mini turned out. Great tag also.

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