Friday, 7 September 2012

Tunisia Memory File

Hello all,

it feels like ages since I was here as most of the posts recently have been scheduled. I haven't had as much time as I would like in my craft room and I am getting really frustrated as I have a zillion photos to scrap!
Because of time pressures I decided to throw another memory album together to record my holiday with DD#1 and DGD last month. It really was a week by the pool, so, as I didn't need to do much journaling this seemed the best option for bunching similar photos together :0)

There are a lot of photos on this post but as there are so many little bits I thought it might be fun to share them and give you some ideas :0)

I used two of Heidi Swapp's Memory Files and stuck them back to back. I then took a piece of  6"x12" cardstock, folded it in half and stitched it so that I had a flap on the back and front (I shaped the back piece and adhered it to the Memory File...sorry no photo!)
Unless stated all the papers are also from Heidi's Sugar Chic line.

I glittered a piece of a maya Road chipboard keyring

The front then flaps down to reveal a photo and my limited journaling!

Page 1: the photo on the left is stuck flat, on the right I have got 2 flip pages. The stamp is a Fiskars one coloured in with Pro Markers.

Page 2: On the right the photo is flat. On the left I have made a couple of pockets so that the photos can be pulled out. Behind that is another little mini book...see below. Stamps are MME, the bow and frill thing are both forged copies ;0)

This little book holds 3 photos, each page has been scored and glued at 1/2" to make the spine, with a little pull added.

There are 2 mini books on this page. The one on the left opens like a normal book and has been cut on the Silhouette. The one on the right is a flip book - the first two pages flip up and the third flips down to reveal the fourth page. Both of these books have got photos on both sides of the pages. Stamps are Basic Grey journal spot and MME sun. The plane is Studio Calico.

Page 4: This last page has a standard pocket and I have popped the rest of the photos into it, mainly because I was running out of ideas!! A PP rosette was stuck onto a lolly stick and the speech bubble was cut on the Silhouette.

 I have managed to get 30 photos into this album but that could easily have been doubled...they are an amazing idea. I have now bought a wall mounted magazine rack from Ikea to accommodate my Memory Files as they are starting to become a mainstay in my crafting repertoire :0)

I am off to walk the dog now and hoping to get some 12 x 12 layouts done this this space!!

Thanks for popping in,

Ali x


  1. Fabbo! Especially like your forged bow:):) Can't believe this holds 30 photos...have to get try & emulate this's the BEST idea I've come across in a while:):):) BTW, your GD is a real sweety. Very photogenic!!!

  2. Nicely done! Minis are a great way to pile on the photos! :)

  3. You clever clever girl!! 30 photos! I'm totally impressed! Just adore all of these happy photos, you girls are soooo pretty!! Mwah!


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