We just got back from a wonderful UK vacation. And while I'm sorting through all the pictures (uh, over 1000) I thought I'd share a project I just finished from our last vacation in England two years ago.
I spent a bit of time cleaning up my craft area when I had to replace a bookcase. I discoverd a huge envelope with all sorts of stuff from our trip - receipts, business cards, brochures and tour guides. I wanted to make a book to hold all that, plus a generous amout of photos.
I used Heidi Swapp's Memory Files as my base. As luck would have it, I'd recently bought a whole slew of the color magic products. They were the perfect size.
You can read about my folder preparation on the ScraPerfect blog here. The Best Glue Ever was vital to putting this project together, from prepping the folders to adding elements and photos inside the book.
For this project, I used Heidi Swapp's Color Magic folders, both regular and mini, as well as the Vintage Chic line of banners, fotostack, paper pad, stickers and more. I used about five or six different colors of her Color Shine in the project.
To make the book I used three of the memory file folders as a base. One for the exterior of the book and the other two as signatures. I did a fair amount of machine sewing inside the book as well, stitching tour guides and pockets.
I used a double X stitch to bind the project together.
A peek at the inside. I had lots of pockets and flaps for ephemera and photos. I used Simple Stories' Snap divided page protectors throughout the book. Some of the mini memory files became pockets.
I just love how this turned out. Lots of photos to flip through, postcards and guides all in once place. Now, to get working on this year's trip.....