Saturday, July 9, 2011

July VC Rocks Blog Hop

It's that time again...time again for another blog hop. I'm so glad you are here! You should have arrived here from Barb Furlong's blog. If you ever get lost on the tour, you can always go back to the starting point...the VC Rocks blog. There are 35 stops and this month we are featuring ABC projects (anything but a card)!

I mostly make cards so I hardly venture out to do other projects. I am a scrapbooker at heart so when I do venture out, I make projects to include pictures. This month's project is a mini scrapbook I did at stamp club. The original project was more vintage looking. Come back next week and I'll share pictures of it.

About a month ago we had VBS (Vacation Bible School) at church. I wanted something bright to show off the pictures so I used the SAB scrapping kit. On to the project...



1. Take 2 sheets of Melon Mambo and cut 1 piece at 12" x 5" and 2 pieces at 12" x 4 3/4".

2. Score the 12x5 piece at 2 1/2", 3", 8", 8 1/2". Go ahead and fold the creases and put aside.

3. Score the other 2 pieces at 4 3/4" and 9 1/2". When you fold these pieces, fold it moutain and then valley. I hope this makes sense.

4. Adhere the small flap to the inside of the bigger piece. (Of the bigger piece, the smaller flap is the top of the book.).

5. Take 4 3/4" x 4 3/4" Daffodil Delight and cover seams. Then take 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" Whisper White and place on top DD piece.

6. For the other panels I used Pacific Point and Old Olive cut to 4 1/2" x 4 1/2". Then decorate as desired.

7. Fold in panels and close book. For the bottom of the book, I used a 4 1/2" x 3" piece of designed paper.

8. Once closed, you can decorate the front. I used the stickers from the kit to decorate. I used a 12" x 1 1/8" Melon Mambo piece with a 12" piece of white satin ribbon for a belly band. I didn't score it. I just folded it along the outside and creased it. I glued the end pieces together.

9. For the centerpiece, I punched a large scallop circle out of Pacific Point and then punched 1 3/4" circle from a piece of designer paper. Adhered that to the scallop circle and then adhered the whole piece to the belly band with dimensionals. I then added some rhinestones.

Cardstock: Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Pacific Point, Old Olive, Whisper White, Ice Cream Parlor Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Large Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Basic Rhinestones


This was a fun project to make!!! Sorry I didn't have pictures inside...time got away from me! I would love to hear your comments so please leave me one! For more fun projects, continue to the next stop of the blog hop by visiting Angela Walters's blog.

Happy stamping!!!

25 comments:

Lorita said...

Loved the scrapbook!!TFS

Shari said...

Cute cute! I love stuff like this.

Elizabeth said...

Love it!

kreationzbyzabrina said...

love the scrap book.

Carolyn Sharkas said...

Cute little scrapbook, Kim, and thanks for the directions.

Barbara Furlong said...

I want to make one and I think I will...love it....just a side note the next button just goes to the photo of the button but you may already know that....sorry

Carey said...

I love this and love that you have left the directions.


Carey Rogers
aka Roscoe's mommy

Diana said...

Great project. Thanks for the directions. I'm going to have to make one of these!!

MJ said...

Just darling. I love these little books and they are so fun to make. Great job.

Jackie L Watson said...

Great Idea for scrapbooking and VBS. Thanks for sharing!!!

Brenda Hugar said...

Love this -- just the right size to give as a gift to Grandparents, Godparents and best friends. Love the idea!

Dawn said...

Kim what a neat scrapbook! It looks easy enough that I might even be able to do it! Ha! Thanks for sharing!

stampershirley said...

Kim, I had forgotten all about these scrapbooks - I love to have pix of my grandkids with me so always look for smaller ones for my purse ... TFS!!

Patrice H said...

Thanks for the tutorial I love this little book!

Chris Occhipinti said...

I have always loved these types of books, and this is one of the cutest ones I've seen! The color combo is sweet. Oh, and thanks for the tutorial--bonus!!

Krafting Karen said...

Nice. Love the belly band!

Elizabeth said...

Great project! And your directions are great. Thanks for sharing.

Karen said...

What a neat little mini album. Thanks!

A Touch of SOL said...

AMAZING Kim! I havent done a regular scrapbook in SOOO LONG! I love the ideas for these little ones that do my pic JUSTICE! Thank you so much for sharing your artwork and tutorial!

Nichole said...

Super cute! I want to make one for my purse!!

Kym said...

What a cute idea. The colors are so bright and cheery! TFS!

Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

Well I was wondering why there weren't any comments on this fine project. . . And if you'd like to see how I raved over it, check out the prior post.

nice work, Kim!

Cynthia Ferenz said...

Great project! I love different types of mini albums! TFS!

Cindy Ferenz
Proud Parent of 2 Soldiers

Kathy said...

This a a super cute project. Thank you for sharing the directions. I was looking for something like this to make with my Girl Scout troop.

Welcome to my Stamping Blog! said...

Very, very cute projects!