Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Lakes Blog Hop!

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Welcome to November's Club Scrap Blog Hop featuring the Lakes Collection. If you arrived here from Karen's post then you are in the right place. If not, hop back to the Club Scrap Blog for a complete list of participating bloggers.

My Dad always loved to take my brother and I fishing off the marsh near our house when we were little. As a Grandpa, he has continued the tradition with our kids. I printed out some photos of these special fishing trips and plan to put them in this unique little elastic bound album for him as a gift.

Here is how it came together.

1. Trim a Club Scrap Pizza Box to 5.5 x 9" to create the cover.

2. Cut slits in the cover (being careful not to cut all the way through the cardboard) horizontally at 4 and 5".

3. Fold the cover at the slits forming the spine of the cover. * Note the slits will be to the outside of the cover.

4. Create five signatures using 5.25x7.5" Dark Teal, Light Teal, and Mint papers from the collection. Score and fold each horizontally at 3.75".

5. Use five elastic bands to secure the signatures to the spine. Click HERE to view a video tutorial, which was the inspiration for this binding technique.

6. Decorate the spine with bits of fibers, from the Embellishment Pack.

7. Embellish the cover with Mint, Dark Teal and Light Teal panels.

8. Stamp the Mint panel with Earth Ink using the Borders and Backgrounds UM images.

9. Fashion a tiny fishing pole from a wooden skewer. Attach a silver fish charm to the pole with white wax linen thread.

10. Add Thickers to create the title on the Dark Teal panel and handwrite "with Grandpa" in silver gel pen.

11. All edges are distressed with Earth hybrid ink.

12. Add photos to your album!

Hope you will try this quick and easy binding technique.

Up next on the hop is Roni's Inkstains Blog!


  1. What a fun, quick and easy album idea! I am so gonna have to do this. I've got just the subject ds collects garden tractors and this would be perfect for his collection!
    TFS :)

  2. Very cute and wonderful use of more pizza box goodness.

  3. Love the easy binding and especially the fishing pole!

  4. What a fantastic little album Julie - love it!

  5. This is edition 1,476 of "How to upcycle your Club Scrap pizza box." Brilliant, as always! What will you do NEXT month?

  6. Love it, Julie! Great book, easy to make and I have enough pizzaboxes! LOL.

  7. Love the elastic band idea! What a great album to show off fishing pictures! Have a great day Julie!

  8. Great project, Julie! It looks great, yet is quick and simple to make. I have an idea in mind for this already.

  9. I LOVE this! What a great, quick book! What an inspiration your are, Julie!

  10. I agree with all above! Really neat Julie!

  11. Pizza Box Chronicles to add to Carpet Tape Chronicles, lol. This is a great idea. One thing I would be careful of, however... some kinds of elastic bands disintegrate over time. I'm not sure what kind... does anyone know?... but I have had some turn into sticky goo around such things as stacks of index cards in my classroom.

  12. A.MAZE.ING !!!! Love Patti's name: Pizza Box Chronicles!!! Super sweet, Julie!

  13. This is so fun! I was immediately drawn to the fishing pole. So cute! I love how rustic it is with the cardboard.

  14. As always, great up-cycling of our well loved pizza box! Sweet front cover with the fishing pole, love that sort of creative thing, great project as always!

  15. Awesome book! I look forward every month to see how you incorporate a pizza box into your project.

  16. A very cute idea for a mini, Julie!