Friday, 29 August 2008

Family scrapbook

I’ve had this idea in my head for weeks, possibly months. I wanted to make a 6x6 album and all of its pages using the Simply Scrappin’® kit Home Again (which I love – and choose EVERY time I earn a Level 1 hostess set!) and nothing else.

Well I cheated already on this one – but only because the holes went wrong when I punched the lovely textured Chocolate Chip cardstock that came with the kit. I couldn’t bear to make the same mistake twice, so I replaced the dodgy bits with ordinary smooth Chocolate Chip cardstock from… yes… the Earth Elements scraps box!

I haven’t started the inside pages yet but I’m quite pleased with the album so far. All I did was cover some chipboard with the lovely flowered paper that came with the kit to make the covers. The cover wasn’t as thick as I’d have liked, so I compensated by making the inside covering pieces thicker than normal.

I used the same principles as when making the Cutie Pie journal all those months ago. Click here to see how that was done.

Because the patterned paper is quite busy, I kept the front cover simple – and just used the FAMILY letters and curly brackets that came with the kit to make a title piece. These are self-adhesive die-cuts (don’t call them peel-offs, please!) and you get two of everything, so there will be plenty to decorate the inside pages.

I highly recommend the scrapbooking kits as you get absolutely loads in them and it’s all top quality. The textured cardstock really is fabulous – it looks and feels so classy.

Now I just need to get round to making the pages…

Supplies: Simply Scrappin’® Home Again kit from Stampin’ Up!

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  1. It is a great book Helen, I look forward to seeing the pages.

  2. Thanks for sharing this! I really love it (:

  3. Stunning, as always! CC

  4. i have this how you used it to alter your album.


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