I’m not a scrapbooker and I think I would like it, but the big things for me are the organization and the storage. I like to make things and give them away hence having no problem with storage and having to keep more stuff in my house. That being said, I do like the idea of documenting memories in a special/handcrafted way. So I stocked up on the lil’ coasters from Papertrey Ink when they came out a few months ago and knew that little books were in my future.
I made this little coaster book for my son before we left on our cruise. I alternated coasters and little Maya Road kraft envelopes so that there were little compartments to put little pieces from the trip: the room card, little pictures taken with my new Instax camera (purchased free with Swagbucks!), and other ephemera.
I covered each coaster front and back with patterned papers from Cosmo Cricket’s Salt Air collection.
I wooshed some Tim Holtz paint on the edges of the coasters and the envelopes.
I embellished with anything that felt good in the moment – a Flair badge from American Crafts, felt embellies from Maya Road, chipboard from Cosmo Cricket, and Jenni Bowlin bingo cards.
Stickers from Cosmo Cricket.
I left little places throughout the book where he could write a little note or thought about his great adventures.
Prima flowers topped with buttons – even a Mickey Mouse one!
A journaling spot from The Girls’ Paperie, and some summery chipboard from American Crafts.
A fun canvas piece from Prima.
More stickers from The Girls’ Paperie.
The back of the book with an October Afternoon wildcard and another Mickey Mouse button.
All packaged up for a surprise gift when we get home.
A little red gingham bag from my shoppe, and patterned papers from 7 Gypsies.
Personalized with alphabet stickers from The Girls’ Paperie.