This hop, we were challenged to make something for our self or that we would give someone to welcome the fresh clean start of a New Year!
Do you ever find yourself struggling to find the right stamp in your craft clutter? I know I do! I decided to create a crafty album to store my My Pink Stamper stamps in:
|This is how I kept my My Pink Stamper stamps sets.|
|The album I selected. Isn't it just perfect? I got it from Joann's.|
|The first step is to remove the insides.|
|These are the binding covers I used. They are actually quite sturdy. They were purchased from Office Max.|
|Next, I layed my binder cover on top of one of the photo sheets to use as my template.|
|I decided to fold the cover to reach just past the photo opening.|
|Here it is folded over, creased with my bone folder, and the approximate measurements.|
|I began sewing at the right with the open edge at the bottom.|
|I thought the zig zag pattern would be sturdy AND match the front cover design. You will only sew the bottom and side and leave the top open to form a pocket. Isn't the thread just perfect too?|
|Here is what it looks like fully sewn and laying on top of the template.|
|Using the photo template, punch holes accordingly.|
|Here is what each sheet should look like.|
|And this is how I store my My Pink Stamper stamps now! This particular album holds 12 My Pink Stamper stamp sets.|
|This is what the inside looks like once you add all your sheets back in. Don't forget to add the spacers back in too. I added them one after every 3 sheets.|
|Another option would be to add them to 8 1/2" x 11" notebook. If you placed the stamp sets on their sides, you could sew two pockets per page using two binder sheets and leaving the side open to take the sets in and out.|
Here is the Gypsy file for easy recreation:
I was originally going to create the image in vinyl, but I didn't have all the colors I needed and ran out of the printable vinyl (which would be the easiest). Here is the Cricut Craft-Room file for the same image pre-colored for printable vinyl:
Aren't there so many stamp sets you want? I almost have a second album filled! To VIEW all the stamp sets available clink the link and to see the retailers that sell them, click HERE.
In appreciation for hopping with us this month, I have decided there is no better blog candy then a My Pink Stamper stamp set!
In case you are just joining us or perhaps got lost, here is the blog hop order: