Wednesday, January 30, 2013

In a Jiffy with Little Yellow Bicycle

This is a little brag book that I made using the Little Yellow Bicycle Just Because collection.
The colors in this collection are right up my alley!  I am a huge fan of blue and adding in red is on my favorites list, too! 
I love brag books, but don't like how they can be too big to actually tuck in your purse.  This is just the right size to do that and it's so easy and quick!
I had some trading card sleeves at the house and thought that they would be such an easy way to  put together some wallet sized pictures with some great papers and flat embellishments.  Adding a few ribbons and a chipboard heart gives it a little extra fun!
I used the 6x6 paper pad to mat all the pictures.  The best part about this is that because the matting is simple, you can switch out the pictures easily for new ones as your children grow.
I also used several of the journaling cards for this and mostly flat stickers.  The journal cards make it easy to tell the story if you want to add it to the book.

Turning it on the side is totally fine with this project. 
Don't forget the adorable Clear-cuts in this collection!  They are also flat and perfect to tuck into the sleeves.
Tip:  The sleeves are pretty tough.  It makes them perfect to tuck into your purse and keep your pictures safe, but it is a bit hard to punch through them.  If you have one, the easiest way is to use a Crop-a-dile.  That thing will punch through anything!  :)
Be sure to checkout the Little Yellow Bicycle blog for more inspiration!  The Biker Chicks are always up to something!


1 comment:

  1. I love it &
    hoe genius to use trading card sleeves -
    we have those ...

    wanna copy your ides and make for my office. i have a shelf with a hook - its perfect

    thanks for the inspiration