Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Mini Scrapbook - July 4th

I am just in love with this one the most!  I had this idea in my head and it just came together how I had planned.  I did many "happy dances" as I was making this!  LOL
It is from our last summer July 4th trip to see our dear friends in Mississippi!
The cover is created by using Kraft as the base of the mini scrapbook.  Then I stamped in Baroque stamp with Brocade Blue and the stars are in Riding Hood Red.  Eyelet border punched a piece of 1x6 in Not Quite Navy.  The ribbon is Riding Hood Red Wide Striped ribbon and made like a belly band tied with some Hemp twine in a bow.  The center is a 1 3/4" circle punched from the paper.  I had these chipboard stars and sponged them with Riding Hood Red.  Stamped in same red the July from the Full Calendar set on a sponged piece of paper.  The button is one I had at the time.
The inside is made with paper and envelopes. I had bought some July 4th paper last year at the Scrapbook Expo and used it for the covering over the cream envelopes.  The Riding Hood Red paper act like hinges to open each one.  Then you punch a 1 1/4" circle half way to create tabs for the inserts.  You can see how the inserts pull out in this photo.
I added embellishment of sponged chipboard stars and other images from the paper pack that I bought.  I did manage to do some journaling to complete the book as well.
I was VERY pleased with how this came out as it is a different style for me!
Have a magical day!


Anonymous said...

What a lot of work! Love this!

peata said...

awesome mini album.
love it.

Mandy Grant said...

These are fantastic! I would love to get the template! Thanks for the Sunshine award!