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Some New Ideas

Posted by Kathy Torrence on Feb 1, 2007 in Cards, Crafts, Scrapbooks

Well…new to me anyway! :)

I promised that I would post some of the terrific new ideas I saw while in Cape May – tonight I’ll post 2 of them.

First, I took a class on how to make little mini-scrapbooks out of old record albums. Here’s the one I made in the class (I added the photos and titles when I got home):

I just LOVE this idea and plan on using it as a class in February! You start with an old album that folds in the middle – they’re the perfect size for 12X12 scrapbook paper!

Here’s the inside of that book:

I used my daughter Emily’s dance photos.

Now…the best part. Not only do you use the album cover, you use the old record too. You anchor it inside with a brad and…it spins! Then you can add journaling or photos to the album (cut a hole so they show through) – here’s a photo with the album spun to show some musical notes instead of a photo:

The only problem with taking that class is that the albums she gave us smell VERY much like mildew – yuck!

So…I decided to try to make one out of one of my own albums (yes, I still have old record albums laying around!) and use Stampin’ Up! stuff to make an album to show our summer camping trips.

Here’s the outside:

And here’s some of the inside (lousy photo, I know – the photo of my daughter in the cut-out circle seems to be glowing orange for some reason):

And here a close-up shot of the spinner part:

I used the Timeworn designer paper, the Happy Camper stamp set and the Coluzzle to cut the shapes. The journaling is a list of all of the camping trips we took last year – I managed to fit a LOT of photos on this one!

For my class, I will offer instructions on how to make the album and we will make one using the Recollection designer paper from Stampin’ Up!. We will not embellish it or add photos – but the price of the class ($20) will include an entire pack of the paper. Here’s what we’ll make:

And the spinner will look like this:

I think it’ll be a fun class!

Another item I learned in Cape May was what I’ll call a ‘Four-Room Card’. It may be similar to a ‘Star Book’ – I’m not really sure. I just saw one in a magazine and played with the paper until I figured out how they made it.

I made a simple prototype out of the birthday Simply Scrappin’ Kit:

I think I’m going to make this a class in March. Maybe I’ll post the instructions after the class…. 😉

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