Saturday, 2 September 2017

One Sheet Is All You Need ...

Hi there Bloggy Mates,

By the time this post publishes itself, I should be busy doing nothing with three of my besties from way back when ...
Left to right: Michelle, Emma and Polly
We have booked a little place all to ourselves and plan to spend a few days catching up, crafting, chatting and generally chilling - probably quite a lot of eating and drinking will be going on as well.

I thought it would be nice to take a little home-made gift for each of them, so I decided to have a go at these little albums, each made from just one sheet of 12" square paper ...


All the papers I used and most of the embellishments came from some scrapbooking pads I bought back in 2007, when I first started scrapping. They're still pretty and I think this was agreat way to use some of them up - they include little diecut pieces like tags, words and borders, so all I had to add was some ribbon, a paper clip and the heart/flower/button on the fronts. I also popped in some washi samples and a few tiny prints of some selfies we took during a previous trip, just to get them going ...




Hehehehe - they'll LOVE those :o)

The books are full of pockets and stuffed with little tags, folders, clips and tuck spots - the idea is to add pictures, words and mementoes of our trip. I hope they'll like the idea as much as I do!

If you would like to try making an album out of one sheet of scrapbook paper, just have a quick search on YouTube - there are just LOADS of tutorials and ideas on there.

Thanks for popping in today, see you again soon!

Annie xxx

2 comments:

Helen Wallace said...

Thoughtful and super useful gifts. Great to get some stash busting done too. Hope you are having a blast with your mates. x

Valerie Thorpe said...

How cool... That is one of my fave things to do and I have a group of friends that goes away at least once a year for a week and we do the same thing and it is so much fun. I love these little gifts and has given me an idea for our advent swap. You are so full of good ideas I just love to visit your blog. Thank you Annie <3