Friday, June 27, 2008
First Bind-it-All Scrapbook!
My grandparents recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. We just had a small family gathering to celebrate, so I wanted to capture a few of the pictures in a small scrapbook for them.
This was my first project with my Bind-it-All. I wanted to use some of the acrylic covers for the book since I wouldn't have page protecters for the inside pages, so I went with the 5 x 7 1/2" size. With such a small size, it was challenging at first to come up with layouts for the pages.
I knew I'd keep them fairly simple, but I didn't want them to be all the same either. Anyway, once I got started, I really enjoyed working with the smaller size. I started out scrapbooking several years ago, but I've gotten away from it recently. After this project was done, I decided I like working with scrapbooks for individual events like this and will probably start doing more of them as opposed to all 12x12.
I think the book ended up being about 12 pages. I've included just a few examples. The cover is a replica of the anniversary card I gave them. I then kept the rest of the base pages black and white and added a Rose Red accent of some type to each page (some Felt Fusion flowers, cardstock, prints DSP, etc.). I'm really happy with how it turned out and hope they like it too!
Stamps: Baroque Motifs, Make It Count, Anniversary Birds (Verve Visual)
Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White, Rose Red
DSP: Rose Red Prints
Accessories: Basic Black Grosgrain, Chipboard, Brads, Grommets
Tools: Corner Rounder, Nestibilities, Bind-It-All