Today I want to share with you a project I made as a gift for my Mother on Memorial Day. It is a little flip book with photos of my Grandmother. We all miss Grandma Grace and I wanted to make something you could hold and look at to remember her. There are not many photos of her around. When I knew her she was camera shy and wouldn't let you take many pictures. Photos of her when she was younger and her 10 children were small were all destroyed in a house fire. So, what we do have is very precious. The photos I used in this project were printed on my printer using scans of a few existing photos. Don't freak out archivists..LOL..these are copies! Not originals. I think my little book turned out pretty nice and I think my Mom will love it.
So why a flip book you ask? Well a couple of reasons. One is that I was watching a video on Youtube from Yva Lovee Arts channel...and I saw an absolutely adorable flip book she made. I was intrigued by the way it flipped open then flipped again for more pages. It is a very simple concept...but I do not think I would have come up with it. I would have made a'book' that the pages turned instead. So thanks to Yva for the inspiration :) The other reason is there is a blog link up and contest going on over at Canvas Corp Brands blog called the 'Family Challenge'. It is all about using their products to make something all about family. I am on the design team for CCB and I thought it was a perfect opportunity to make my little gift using the products I have from them. That two birds one stone thing :) I really enjoyed ripping into the mixed paper pack I used. The paper was all great quality and lots of variety as well. And of course I always use their mists. Great colors and shimmer options. If you want to enter the 'family challenge' too...here is the link. Click on the 'click here' to take you there :)
So now on to my project share. I hope you enjoy this little 6" X 6" flip book book! Maybe you want to make one for yourself, so I will include the Canvas Corp Brands products I used below.
And here is the video of the process. That explains more then I can here!
- Mix & Match Pad - The Watering Can
- 'Sky' colored Baseboard Mist
- 'Vine' colored Baseboard Mist
- 'It's Yellow' colored Glimmer Mist
- Assorted Washi tapes in coordinating colors
- Assorted Buttons
- Paper flowers for embellishment
- Assorted markers as needed for coloring images
- Adhesive and scissors.trimmer
I hope you will give a flip book a try :) If you do..let me know! I would love to see your creation. Leave me a comment below so I know you were here! <3 Shel