Smash Book for Alex
My oldest Grandbaby will be thirteen this week and we are having her birthday party on Saturday. She is sooooo excited about finally being a teenager! When I received my monthly kit from Flamingo Scraps I was tickled to see the Heidi Swapp Memory Files, coordinating pockets and banners included. With smash books being so popular right now, I knew I wanted to make some type of fun memory book for Alex.
I started off with the largest folder file and cut it in two and then into four 5.5" x 7.5" pieces.
I took some bright cardstock and loose leaf paper and cut them all into 5.25" x 7.25" pieces
Using the smallest folder I punched two holes along both ends of the folder. Using this as a template, I proceded to punch a hole in all of the papers and inserted two ring binders to hold the book together.
From there I used the Heidi Swapp four pocket pouches, lined them with Cosmo Cricket Glitter Sheets, inserted a couple of the Maya Road Kraft Library Cards, and attached them to each of the four cut down folders
On the cover I used two ribbons from our monthly kit. One was attached along the top edge of the banner and the other just above the banner and I secured everything with staples on both ends.
I then added some randum rub-ons to say "7th Grade" along the tabbed edge,
some FancyPants Cork Arrows. and some pink chip board alphabets to add her name to the cover.
In the end I was happy with this project. I think Alex will just love it. She loves to scrapbook too and I can imagine she will be in my scraproom personalizing this book after her party.
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