Vicki Boutin's Blog Posts

Hey Friends!  It’s Vicki here with a little holiday project fun using the oh so cute, Classic Christmas line!  One of my favourite things to make from paper is a minibook.  I love them in album form, tag form, from scratch…I just love minibooks!  For this one I decided to make a layered flip book.  Simple Stories paper is a great weight and when layered makes for sturdy pages!!  Take a look…

I mounted the flip book on a piece of cardstock and added it to they Tim Holtz “Oh Deer” clipboard.  I like that I can make a new one every year and just switch it out.

I cut six 4 1/2” x 12” pieces of Classic Christmas paper and folded the sheets in half.  I glued all of the pieces together to form a layered flap book.

To finish the top of the book off, I trimmed a 4 1/2” x 3 1/2” piece, created a border punched edge and added it to the top of the book.  I wrapped a foiled doily over the top and added baker’s twine.  The cover is layered Classic Christmas Chipboard and Bits & Pieces with some stamped greenery and diecut letters.

Page one- I added a pocket to the bottom of the page and layered Fundamental Stickers.

Page two- Here I added mats and Bits & Pieces.

Page three- layered flap- I added a 4” x 11” flap that is secured on the bottom of the page.

I layered Bits & Pieces and Fundamental Stickers on these pages.

Page four- Double flap- Trim a 3 1/2” x 12” piece of paper and score a 3 3/4” flap at the top and a 2 1/2” flap at the bottom.

Add a 2” cardstock circle with a the Merry Christmas Bit and Piece to create a tab.

This double flap is a fun, interactive way to add holiday memories.

Page five- Layered flap- This time I added the flap to the top of the page!

Add more Fundamental Stickers and Bit & Pieces.

Page 6- Accordion fold out- Trim a 4 1/2” x 12” piece and score 3” lines.  Fold the 3” pages “accordion style, add baker’s twine and add to the page.

This is a fun and rather quick project to make.

It could make a fun gift or just a little something for you!

Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous Holiday full of laughter, food and fun!

Merry Christmas!!!




Hey Friends!  It’s Vicki here with a project near and dear to my heart!  When The Reset Girl collection was revealed it quickly became a favorite!!!  I knew immediately that I would want to make a minibook using this line.  So that is what I have done!
Take a look this fun 4x6 SN@P! album I created with The Reset Girl SN@P! Pack, Chipboard, Combo Stickers, a few papers and some inks and paints!
Here is how I created the inked and painted base…
The tools I used.
Add the paint to a stamping block, mist with a little water and swirl around.  Stamp the paint on to the cover. Allow to dry.
Ink the cover with Mustard Seed Distress Ink and then stencil with Mowed Lawn Distress Ink.  The Distress Paint will resist the ink!
The finished cover.
A peek at the inside cover.
I made a few top flaps with the 3x4 cards from the SN@P! Set.
And a pocket!
This set has great “month” cards.
Here is a peek at the awesome vintage fashion girls in The Reset girl line.
I have lots of work ahead of me to finish this project up.  It will be a great album to share my story, thoughts and favorite things.  I might even turn it into a class, I love it so much!!!  It is amazing what you can create from Simple Stories SN@P! Packs and a 4x6 SN@P! album.
Thanks for joining me here on the Simple Stories blog!  If you haven’t tried creating a little magic with a SN@P! Pack yet, give it a try!