I love scrapbooks. I love looking at them years later. I just don't love spending lots of money and tons of time making them :) I've made 2 altered scrapbooks (here and here) and an accordion mini scrapbook, and guess what... they were all free to make! I use lots of scraps and mini pictures. My latest greeting card scrapbook might be the easiest one I've made yet!
If your new here, welcome! We got married, in our own special way, on 2-22-2012. Lots more on that here, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, thank you cards, and changing your last name.
Here's what you need:
I was not paid, but Elmer's did send me a few goodies to get my creativity brewing. I choose to make this scrapbook, these shoes, and mini Polaroid fridge magnets with the craft supplies. I'll probably make lots more things too... those were just the urgent projects!
- foam board (for the cover and back
- maps, wrapping paper
- modge podge or Elmer's glue to DIY your own podge
- a paintbrush to apply the paste
- 2 binder rings
- 4 eyelets
- an eyelet tool
- hole punch
- lots of greeting cards
- pretty tape
- glue dots
- XACTO to cut out the holes in the foam board for the eyelets
I made the covers of the book first. First, cut our 2 pieces of foam board that are the same size. I used a pencil to trace my eyelets onto the foam board. Then, I used the XACTO to cut around the hole, then used the pencil eraser to pop out the foam board hole.
I started covering with what is now the back of the book. I could not find my bottle of modge podge. The craft/ suitcase/ cleaning supply closet is a complete tornado. Sadly, I'm scared of that closet. So, I just made my own paste with 1/2 glue, 1/2 water... It was runnier than typical MP, but I actually liked that better for this project.
I started wrapping the cover like a present and using my paint brush to brush on the glue paste (AKA home made modge podge).
The wrapping paper came from wedding gifts from Andy's mom. I saved everything.
Here's the wedding scrapbook closeup shot. See the resemblance :) I used a TX map since that is where we met...
I decided to make the cover resemble are wedding decorations. Remember this
wanted to participated... He wrote "The Dorobeks 2-22-2012" on the cover. He doesn't have the nicest handwriting ever, but I like that it is his. I went over it with a black ball point pen to make it thicker.
After the foam board is covered, use your eyelet tool to finish up your holes.
Now it's time for the inside. I fancied up my inside covers with a clothes pin and a few other goodies... I punched holes in a piece of plain card stock to write and doodle on. I taped receipts and business cards to the piece of paper. Pretty simple...
The clothespin is holding a close up map of where we met in College Station, TX! He's an Aggie and I'm a Longhorn :)
I made a pocket out of a piece of card stock to hold the "Happy Day" sign from our actual wedding day. I attached a few other goodies with fancy tape.
You can even leave the cards in the envelopes if you want...
I started hole punching all of our wedding cards and slipping them through the rings.
Here's the back view. I added a doily to the wrapping paper... to up the cuteness factor a little.
And a side view just because...
A super simple way to remember a special event and save all of those cards!
So that's all... a super simple little book, all about us, and our happy day :) Are you a scrapbooker? Digital scrapbooker? Do you save greeting cards? If so, how? In a shoe box, like me :) I think I am going to start doing a book like this for Chrsitmas cards every year.