Saturday, May 15, 2010

Mini Flip Flop Album

Hello & Happy Saturday!!
What a busy week we have had (plus I was sick with a cold that turned into a sinus cold) but THANKFULLY we are having a quiet weekend, so I am getting some much neglected things caught up around here (read: blogging :) ) and I am able to partially breathe again.
BUT I did want to share a little project that I put together this week. I used the backs of paper stacks (you know-those really thick cardboard pieces that you get?) and traced a flip flop that I had and cut out 3 of these shapes (it's about 9" in length). I then traced (on the wrong side of my patterned paper) a piece for the cover and adhered it to the form. Using my Crop-A-Dile (I just eyeballed it really), I punched 3 holes for my ribbon fastener and then cut a second piece of paper and adhered it (you can use an emery board to file off any excess paper-I lightly inked mine as well). Once you have both pieces adhered, you can thread ribbon through to mimic the look of a flip flop. I then finished the front of my cover with a flower made of ribbon and a title.

The inside of my cover and page 2.

Close up of tree & clouds that I pop dotted for dimension.
The tree was cut freehand by making a slightly oval shape.
 I inked these as well for dimension.
Page 3 & 4 (4 is the front of my back cover)

Supplies: Cardstock-Bazzill, All papers-My Little Shoebox
Alphas-Pink Paislee & Kaiser Craft, Ribbon-Offray

As you can see, I was able to use up some very pretty scraps by piecing together some strips and using some scalloped paper. I then finished off by outlining these pieces. Small, striped square pieces were matted and used for journalling. This mini really comes together quickly & allows you to use some scraps and some things you might otherwise throw away or put into the re-cycling.

I hope you are all having a FAB weekend.
I will have some new LOs to share tomorrow!


TraceyT said...

What a CREATIVE mini!!! :) :) :)

Julie said...

How do you think of these things?! This is sweet and very creative.

Aphra said...

Soooo clever! I really like the cover with the jewel. Fabulous!!!