Thursday, June 30, 2011

My Creative Time Design Team Day

Note: Scroll down to see my Scrapping Cottage project for today also! 

Welcome to Thursday! Today's MCT project was to use the June release Inspiring Words, incorporated with the colors of red, white and blue.

Here's what I created!

I love making mini books. This one is a recycle idea I started making several years ago using junk mail. I hate throwing things away that can be re-purposed {Do not believe NikkiF--I'm not a hoarder or a packrat!!! LOL}.

This book started out like this. Throw-away gift cards, coupons and fake credit cards are the perfect size "page" for wallet sized photos. I used my Bind-it-All to -- well, bind it all. Haha!

I made this little book for Miss Grace, my scrapping buddy and granddaughter, who will stay with us this summer. She loves celebrating the 4th of July and I'm sure she'll have no problem finding pictures to go inside. Here are some of the inside pages using the Inspiring Words and Inspiring Accents stamp sets:

....and this page...

This quote is from the Encouraging Quotes set, also new this release.

Product list:
My Creative Time Inspiring Words
My Creative Time Inspiring Accents
My Creative Time Encouraging Quotes
Junk mail credit cards or used up gift cards
Patter papers by Doodlebug
Bazzill textured cardstock
Epoxy flag sticker by K&Co
Hearts, stars, tags die cuts by Quickutz
Ribbons by Offray
Binding by Zutter

I hope you enjoyed this project. If you haven't made one of these yet, please try it! They are so much fun and really make a great little "grandma's brag book", purse sized address book, photo album or anything else you want to put in there. You don't need a Bind it All or any binding machine to make one. You can use your Crop-o-dile to punch holes and bind with rings or ribbon. Really simple and fun! Thanks for looking. :)


  1. Very cool idea!! Thanks for sharing
    sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

  2. Awesome book Shar!!! Great job and thanks for sharing.. Have fun with your granddaughter...they grow up so fast.

  3. I LOVE this mini-book. Awesome awesome idea and what a great way to re-use old gift cards!!! SWEET! You totally rocked this project! Hugs- Glora

  4. Shar, this is just too cute! What a great idea for using up those empty gift cards!

  5. Beautiful mini album Shar. I just love it.


  6. Shar this is fabulous!! What a great idea to recycle gift cards and such!!! Awesome! Love and Hugs, Cathryn :)

  7. This mini is adorable Shar! I love how you recycled the credit/gift cards! I def. won't be throwing any of mine away again!! I love the star on the front! This whole little mini is soooo cool! Great job! Hugs, Leanne

  8. Love this little book. What a creative use for used up gift cards.


Thanks for stopping by the studio. If you have any questions, please leave them in the comments or email me directly. :) ♥ ~Shar


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