Friday, May 24, 2013

File Folder Mini Album - A London Daybook

Happy Friday! Yipee! This week was Open House so Friday couldn't come soon enough!

Here's a project I created for my local scrapbook store, Pages From the Heart. This month I was asked to work with the Simple Stories Urban Traveler collection. This is a travel themed line. As I haven't taken any big trips lately (insert sad face here), I asked my BFF if I could make her an album with pictures from a trip she took to London for New Year's. She graciously agreed and off I went!

I have seen a lot of DIY versions of the Amy Tangerine Daybook lately (If you want to drool over some seriously amazing Daybooks, check out Hello. I'm a Paper Addict) and decided to give it a try. I also wanted to try and use a file folder to make it a little sturdier.

I started with a regular, legal-sized file folder. I wanted to keep the tab so I cut from the other side of the folder, leaving the crease in the middle of the front cover. I wanted pockets so that BFF could save any brochures or other memorabilia without having to glue it down. I folded the bottom of the folder up so that I had a pocket on the front and back covers. After choosing and arranging the paper for the inside, I used embroidery thread to sew a seam down the center. I secured it with some washi tape. Shall we have a peek inside?

I even dared to doodle and stitch!
Lots and lots of layers.
Put my We R Lucky 8 punch to use.
I also FINALLY used my Smash* Label Maker.

I can see why people enjoy Daybooks - it came together fairly quickly! From start to finish, the whole project took me about 3 hours (which is a MIRACLE for me).

You can check this album out at Pages From the Heart in Monrovia. Thanks for reading! Have a wonderful weekend!

Linking up with:
Use Your Stuff: Challenge #85 Tool Time (We R Lucky 8 Punch and Smash* Label Maker)
Purple Mailbox: April Layout Love Linky (soapHOUSEmama also recently made a file folder album!)



soapHOUSEmama said...

This is complete perfection!!!! Love the attention to detail and the fun colors! Thanks so much for linking up with purplemailbox :)

Francesca Edesia said...

I have been to London and love it! What a nice idea!

Leslie Germain said...

Love it, Becky!

lenny said...

Wow! This is totally cool!
Love the colors and all those layers!
Have a great weekend, Becky!

Julie H said...

Awesome daybook, I'm sure your friend will love it!

Milena said...

I really like this book. Isn't it nice to sit down and complete something from start to finish in 3 hours? Great work! Thanks for playing along with us at the Use Your Stuff Blog!

maria f. said...

This is so modern and fun and such a wonderful idea. I truly believe if you have something like this with you, you tend to use it. Thanks for your sweet comments, BTW, and I was rooting for Dortmund and they lost. But the game was excellent!

Tellimaria said...

Oh my, this is fabulous!
The hole album full of inspiration and amazing details! Love it :)

scrappymo! said...

This is wonderful. It is after 1 am so i am going to look at it again tomorrow as something similar would be perfect for my England trip this year!
I loved the peek at the inside...what a treat!

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