I don't normally create sports themed items. My sons don't play sports, and my husband gave up playing sports years ago. However, for some unexplained reason, I fell in love with the G45 sports themed collection, Good Ol' Sport!
For this sporty mini, I used almost a full 12 x 12 pad of the GOS papers, plus I added in some of the G45 retired collections that seemed to "match."
I did not use many embellishments for this album. It is 95% paper! I did create this "winner's ribbon" from some ribbon, lace, and a bottle cap!
My album got super "fat" and I could not redo the right cover flap, so I designed a clip to keep it closed. This is simply a small binder clip to which I glued some ribbon and a metal button! I also created some banners from the paper, and stamped a title onto the right-most banner.
This mini is 5 x 7 x 2 inches. It is a fun size, and jam packed with pocket and flaps!
One of my favorite parts of the entire project is this little "magazine" holder that I made for the front. I used a die cut template to make a "gift card pocket," which I covered with designer paper. I then cut images from the G45 paper to look like little magazine covers! I tied the whole lot with twine.
Here is a peeky at what the album looks like opened up. You can see it is chock full of goodness! (To see every page, visit the video links below.)
I have not had this much fun with a project in a very long time! I just loved every little bit of this mini. I am in love with pockets and flaps and journaling cards. I purchase Project Life cards all the time...not because I use that style of scrapbooking, but simply for the cards! They are perfect for tucking into my mini books!
Each page is simply cardstock, layered together. It is all very easy to do. It does take some measuring and figuring, but I don't have those measurements for you yet...
Here is a look at the back of the book.
I have two videos for you. The first one is just a ramble through each page. You can see every pocket and flap.
The second video is a little tutorial on how to create the actual base of the album. I hope you can figure it out. It is not as informative as I'd like, but I think it gets the job done. If you still have issues, there are better videos out there that explain this type of binding.
I am working on a step-by-step tutorial for this mini, but I am swamped the next few weeks, so there is no telling when (or if) I will get to it. I hope this post is enough to get you started on making a book of your own!
Thanks for stopping by!
Heavy Weight Chipboard
Smooth Black, Natural
ColorMates Heritage Black
Graphic 45 papers:
Good Ol' Sport - one 12 x 12 pad
Typography - Journey, Create
Times Nouveau - Wallflower, Hip to the Jive, Glad Rags
A Proper Gentleman - Cultured Reserve, Sporting Aristocrat, Dressed to the Nines, The Sophisticate, Man About Town, On the Boulevard, Borders and Tags
An ABC Primer - Calico Kids
Halloween in Wonderland - You're Late
Steampunk Debutante - Eclectic Emporium
Ribbon, Lace, Twine: Really Reasonable Ribbon
Embellishments: button, binder clip, ribbon slide, bottle cap, brads, photo turn
Circle punches: Stampin' Up
Die cut templates: My Favorite Things (gift card pocket), Tim Holtz (bracket edger), Spellbinders (Labels Thirty-One)
Stamps: Hampton Art/Echo Park All About a Boy, various ticket stamps (Autumn Leaves, Unity)
Tags and ephemera
Journaling cards: Project Life
Adhesive: Scotch 3M ATG tape; Aleene's Tacky Glue; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares; Scor-tape