Monday, September 24, 2007

Back to Basics!!!

Hi all from Di in Cape Town. Every now and again when I look at my stash, I feel completely overwhelmed by all the stuff and cannot even begin to scrap. No inspiration!!! It’s then that I need to do something really SIMPLE and get BACK to BASICS. Simple for me is often ‘small’, so I revert to my ‘old scrapbooking’ techniques and just use cardstock, patterned paper, some photographs and MY MEMORIES. So today an “easy peasy”, quick to make little mini album designed to let you complete something really quickly, and hopefully get the creative juices going again.
When I was on holiday in England in August I took lots of pics of Caz's garden and the allottments. I was so moved by the bounty of beautiful vegetables!!! That's the theme for my "easy peasy" mini album: SIMPLE ABUNDANCE
Supplies 1 sheet BasicGrey Fruitcake Berry branch / Maraschino cherry 1 sheet Bazzill cardstock Black 1 sheet Bazzill cardstock Pickle A few brads Preparation Print 8 themed photographs wallet size . Cut the ‘Fruitcake into 9 4 by 4 inch squares (for the 9 pages of the album) Cut the black cardstock to matt the photographs . (I cut mine 3 1/4 X 2 1/2 inches) Cut 1 piece of pickle card stock 4 by 5 ½ inches ( for the back cover) Score each of the pages ¼ inch from the left most edge. (so the album opens easily) Ink all edges (I used red) Score the pickle cardstock at 4 1/4 " and 4 1/2 " from the left most edge and ink all edges Ink photographs and matt onto the black cardstock Now attach photographs to the pages of the mini album.
Cut 7 circles from the pickle cardstock. Then we will use the ‘holes as well! Attach the circles to the back of the “fruitcake”, and journal in the circles. Now put the album together with brads or ribbon – I used 3 brads. Finally attach the back cover using double sided tape or your preferred adhesive! And we are DONE!!! This project takes about 1 hour and at the end you have something quite simple but it’s FINISHED. Woo Hoo, watch this space for a special prize next weekend for anyone who likes something "girly". Guess that eliminates NONE of us LOL. More news during the week!!! Thanks for visiting and love from Di XXX Today we are extending a HUGE Creative World welcome to a new member of our Design Team!! Welcome to the fabulous Angela :) Angela has been a guest designer here at IACW, with her fabulous fabric baby wall hanging and I for one can't wait to see what exciting projects she has up her sleeve for us all. Angela will join Joy in WOWing you all with her altered style and awesome imagination :)

1 comment:

Paula said...

Fab news Angela!!
Love this fab album!!