Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Scrapbook page - Actress or Ham?

I really like this page... I should it took me TWO DAYS! Sheesh. I discovered that I had so many pictures of my drama team days and I really didn't want to take it to more than a two page layout so I had to come up with an idea to put all 16 of them on one set of pages. I saw a similiar idea on DIY Scrapbooking, but they put the little envelopes inside a bigger one and put a button and string assembly on the front to hold it all together. I just strung organza ribbon across to keep the taped together envelopes from flopping down when mom removes the page. The envelopes are also handmade.

Each picture has its own piece of cardstock and ribbon, and on the back I've written my favorite moment from each play, a line I can remember or the part I played, along with the name of the play and the year. I really relived that wonderful time in my life while I was putting this page together.

The letters were probably the hardest part and my fingers have the blisters to prove it! I took a thin piece of foam core poster board, put jac paper on it, then put on a piece of scrapbook paper from the Flavia collection. I then printed out the letters on plain paper, cut them out, then traced them onto my prepared board. Last, and the worst part, I carefully cut out each letter with my xacto knife.

In the white square on the right side, I eventually journalled about my time with the team and how much I loved it. (sorry the pictures aren't better, I meant to PhotoShop them before I put them on).


My Paper World said...

Really fab! You did a great job cutting out the letters!

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

Very cute idea!!! I love theater..Looks like they had fun!