Friday, April 13, 2007

Matchbook mini scrapbook album

So I'm back with the final Office Accoutrement project, and this one is so cute! I can say that because I was not the one who came up with the idea. I actually CASED it from another demonstrator -- Jenn Balcer. She used different colors and paper and stamps, but the matchbook album thing? It's all hers (except that she may have CASEd it from someone else -- I honestly do not remember)!

In any case, when closed this mini scrap album is regular card sized, so it will fit into a regular envelope to send to a loved one. It will be a bit bulky, so it may have to be hand-canceled and require extra postage, but it will fit into a regular envelope. As you can see, I made Birthday Wishes the theme of my album, but you could just as easily make this album for any other special occasion. In fact, done in different colors it would make for a really cute invite!

The cover of the album tucks into the bottom fold just like a matchbook cover. On the inside are several pages, each of which is tabbed, where you can add photographs or journaling. For my album I stapled them to the inside of the cover so that they can be flipped towards the front without falling out. Another way to go would be to leave them loose for easier removal. I used whisper white card stock that I turned into designer paper by using different small stamps from the Office Accoutrement stamps. I added a matching color tab and voila, the album is done. So cute, right?

Well, it's getting close to 7 which means the open stamp night attendees are about to arrive. I'm off to greet them and to order pizza! Yum! Hopefully I'll remember to take some pictures to post tomorrow. Hope you have an awesome Friday night!

1 comment:

StampingontheLakefront said...

Wow Diane - this is really cool. After all of your great projects, I may have to order this set after all. I love the idea of a mini scrapbook. Thanks and have a good one.