Saturday, January 21, 2012

Easy Mini Book

Today, I am sharing a super fun and practical idea from Dawn McVey. I have this problem every year of what to do with old Christmas cards, especially the ones with pictures. I hate throwing them away and then they get thrown into a box and are pretty much lost forever. Dawn shows on her blog to make a quick mini book with them. I have to tell you that this project took exactly one hour, maybe a little less, to complete. I used what I had in my stash and was a great way of using up old Christmas DP and embellishments. Some of the cards that I get have letters in them so I made a little pocket to store them. Basically, you hole punch your cards (I used my cropadile) and create a cover using chipboard, cardboard and I imagine that you could use boxes from Christmas for your front and back covers. Cover with you dp (I used a glue stick), then add ribbon or book rings to bind it together and embellish as much or as little as you like.
Ski Slope DP - SU
Medium weight Chipboard
Bookrings from Office Supply Store
Kraft cardstock
Retired felt snowflakes - SU
Thickers - American Crafts

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Jan said...

Great idea! I have all my cards stuffed in a xmas gift bag. I may need to make one of these.


Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Great idea. I usually dump the storebought cards and scrap the photos at the end of my yearly book and keep the handmade cards. I like this idea. TFS

Bernie said...

This is brilliant! Thanks for the link. Crafters are so generous in sharing their wonderful ideas.
Blessings Bernie

Lori said...

I like this idea alot. Right now I store them away in box. Much better to put them in mini album like this. Thank you!

JJewel said...

Very nice!! I wish I had done this years ago. I usually save the ones I want to tear apart and use in some other way. I do have many family cards I have saved over the years that this would be good for!

Glennis said...

This is a great idea - I shall have to work on it!

L.B. said...

What a fun idea...very cute.

fusiafscrapping said...

Wow! Nice to wake up to your lovely projects Cindy! Thank you for sharing... As always!

MaryBeth said...

What a great idea! Thanks for the link. Great idea for saving cards over the years. TFS

Anonymous said...

What a great idea. I hate throwing the picture ones away. Your book is great!