Thursday, August 17, 2006

Interactive MatchBook "Scrapbook"

Here is photos of the Mini Matchbook scrapbook that I made for on my grand daughters little album. I used this on the front cover and added a magnet to the back of it and a metal embellishment to the album so that is would stay attached.

I used the matchbook as the template and for measurements. I added an interactive photo insert strip that not only pulls out for additional photos (head shots) but also opens up to show more photos!



I used pattern paper on the front embellished with just a tad bit of ribbon. The photo insert is inside here, open it and it pulls out.....




See how this inserted piece pulls out to reveal head shot size photos? This is the baby's family. The mother and father head shots current age, but are on a tab that opens up to show them at a younger age. Click on the photo to see a larger view.



This is a closed view of the matchbook scrapbook. See how it all fits inside there? Totally cute!!!

These aren't hard, just kind of time consuming, but they are certainly worth it. This is my first one and it turned out pretty good, and I didn't have any instructions - just saw a completed one once and figured it out. It is that easy. And the errors I made on this one, won't be on the next ones! Totalaly fixable!

This is one was made with a regular size matchbook as the template, but I have done the same thing, only enlarged the template - adding about 2 inches all around. Worked out great!

Feel free to leave a comment!

8 comments:

Donna said...

That is such a clever idea and so cute.

Anonymous said...

What a totally cute idea. I am a lot like you as I see something I like and so try and figure it out. I like the idea of having everything about an event on one page but my dil says my albums may be to thick. SO need to do some brainstorming on that one. Diana

Scrapbook Layout Ideas said...

Diana - I had that same problem - my daughter said the same thing! so I went from 12x12 to 8x10. And then to not scrapping EVERY SINGLE PHOTO I take! And then to using pocket pages or this kind of litle "booklet" things that take up little space and weight but have lots of photos. Keep brain storming!

Scrapbook Layout Ideas said...

You know what they say about 'household junk' - just ask a scrapper!

Anonymous said...

How cute is this. I love making matchbooks, but never thought of making one into a scrapbook like this.

I love the Basic Grey Matchbook album kits, but this is so cool I have to make one.

Michele

Donna in Louisiana said...

Totally awesome. Too Cute. Already scraplifted. LOL.

Anonymous said...

that is so cool. I've done my 1st matchbooks for a swap, i think i did good. magebynature

Anonymous said...

can some one tell me a patteren to make these or tell me how you got the paper to pop up like you did? myson past at birth and id really like to make one of these to carry with me. please email me at chapsticksmiles@yahoo.com thanks