Tuesday, July 03, 2012

UKS Blog Hop: Memory File Scrapbooking @ Bee Crafty

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Memory File Scrapbooking



1 A4 Filer Folder or A3 scored in half

4 x A4 Co-ordinating Cardstock – 2 in one colour and 2 in another

2 Co-ordinating 12x12 Patterned Papers

2 x A4 White

Distress Ink Pads of co-ordinating colours

Blending tools

Foam Mat

Pokey Tool


Binding string/thread/cord

Chipboard Coasters


Firstly round off the corners of the file folder
Score one piece of 12x12 in half and round the corners – this will be the centre piece of your file.

Out of your 4 pieces of Co-ordinating cardstock – take 2 pieces of the same colour. These are going to go on the inside of the file so you may want to trim them to leave a margin – round the corners on these also.

Now is the time to get MESSY!!!! Everything we have cut and scored so far needs that magic “inked” effect – this can be to your taste and preference. I did this on a Teflon mat to get that blended look using the Blending tools

Using the tape – stick the inside covers on and then place the 12x12 scored piece inside the file – the score lines together. Using your pokey tool pierce (on the foam mat) at 1” intervals through the score line on both – if you do them both at the same time the binding will be easier. Once you have completed this sew them together using your chosen material. I used beading cord.

Cut another piece of PP at 5”x12” and adhere to the centre line (inside of 6x12 fold) to make a pocket. Stick down one long side and the 2 short sides.


To cover your stitching on the outside use a strip of PP and fold around the edges and adhere – make sure it’s inked to match though.

So now we have the basic folder made.

Using your Patterned paper make 3 pockets to be placed at intervals through the file.


Using the other card, you choose which colour, make tags to go inside the pockets, I used a die cut shape to make a tag topper or perhaps shape them like an actual tag. Again make sure you are inking this all to match the rest of the file. You could also embellish this with ribbon or buttons dependant on the recipient.



Inside the Front Cover I have inked and stencilled a CD holder (card) and using the spare cardstock made tags to fit inside.


Using some lighter weight paper (perhaps from your scraps drawer) Approx A5 size – score in half Top to bottom (portrait) and then into 3 the other way. This should concertina into a smaller rectangle now. Once again – ink it up! Die cut 2 shapes of your choice ( I’ve used Chipboard Coasters) and adhere to the front and back of the piece you have just scored. This is now a small mini book which you can adhere into the file at a point of your choice. You could use ribbon and a button to create a closure.

Insert this into the centre pocket


Also in this pocket I created a DL size card and inked and stencilled it and placed inside.




That’s it just poking out on the right hand side.

Inside back cover


Using 4 Large Brown Tags

Heavily ink them and then at make 3 of them gradually smaller in length than the others. Heavily ink them and adhere inside the back cover.
I have also used a Bee Crafty Banksy stamp.

Adhere them together and stick (portrait) into the back cover of the file.

This project is very easy to personalise and is a great way to scrapbook without having the pressure of a bigger scrapbook. Perhaps you are creating a memory file for one event that doesn’t require a whole scrapbook – this is the perfect way to do that.

103 comments:

Helen said...

great project Helen_78

Trish said...

Great idea!
UKS Chick

K said...

Love steampunk styles, & love getting MESSY! very cool
UKS Sylphraven

pmk said...

Great project - love the detail in it! pmk

chris said...

Great project, thank you

Chris
DippyD - uKS

Scrappy~Sarah said...

Great project tfs :) Scrappy~Sarah

new2this said...

Being a digi scrapper, I don't do many "paper" things .. this might well change my mind!! Thanks . UKS new2this

BEX said...

That is yummy and I love all the little tags and fold out elements. Gorgeous colours too. Sunny yet muted at the same time - hard to pull off so this is great. UKS scrap3d

Anita said...

Very clever...loving all the interactive parts.
UKS anita m

Mole said...

Very clever - and love the colours. Mole - UKS

Jo_annepinc said...

Wow love all the detail so intricate Joannepink UKS

Karen said...

A great project, lots going on :) thank you. Kitty Crafts (UKS)

kim said...

So clever- must bookmark this project to try.
Kim UKS

Helen said...

Fab project idea. Thanks for sharing it. Weehaggis

Maggie said...

Love the way this all comes together, thanks for the easy to follow tutorial.
Maggie B @ UKS

Christine said...

Great tutorial - thanks

(UKS - chrisrydal)

Suzy said...

what a totally fab idea

UKS name suzycad

Lelly said...

Wow this is great - love it
UKS lelly

butterfly said...

Love this... the idea is great, and I think your colours and design are beautiful. Thank you for the great tutorial. I'll be back for sure! UKS flutterby69

lizzylou said...

absolutely love it I will definately book mark this and give it a try. thankyou uks lizzylou

jill said...

Lovely project with lots of space for photo's or hidden journaling. uks lemonblossom

Alison said...

Fantastic for something a bit different. I really love that you've used old BG paper too, in such an effective way. Great inking and stamping techniques as well. Thanks for the inspiration!
UKS Alibri

HilaryB said...
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Ifa said...

Fantastic idea. Thank you for sharing. UKS Ifa

Jibba Jabba said...

That is brilliant. Thank you for inspiring me to have a go - Jibba Jabba UKS

Ali said...

Lovely project idea - thanks for sharing!

UKS Alipeeps

HilaryB said...

fantastic effect thanks for the inspiration. Tigerlady

Kat said...

WOW, fab idea! Definitely something I have to try on a quiet weekend!! Thanks!

UKS - Kat

Dawn said...

Fabulous tutorial!

Dawn said...

Ps Uks Mrs Cheshire

Anne said...

Absolutely fab colors

Anne said...

Absolutely fab colors !
anne88 on UKS

Ali said...

That's a real little book of treasures. AliTS

Sharon said...

Perfect for a gift! Great project - scraprookie

karen said...

wow adore this and all the disteressing. LOve the tags and evelopes too karen barker

Sue said...

Love this will be having ago - sue1952

lintsi said...

lots of fantastic elements! UKS lintsi

vixen said...

fantastic project and love all the hidey holes too thanks for sharing from Boland :)

Yolanda said...

love this, another project to try.

UKS Scrappyyo

GlitteryKatie said...

Mmmm grungy goodness! love it!UKS Katie

Lynne Vowles said...

Great folder, it would make a great present too.

Beadmad x

Amy said...

great project, thank you! My name on UKS is A_M_Y

Mini said...

Just love this!
Thank you.
MiniOwner x

Jayne in Norfolk said...

WOW how fantastic is that

UKS jaykay

Olive said...
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Olive said...

Excellent idea! I love all the little pockets and tags. Lots of space for journalling.- UKS Freedom

Sian said...

This is amazing! I absolulely love it - right up my street! Lovely project that i'd like to try. Sian - UKS Violaceous xx

littlenat said...

Cool project - definitely one to try at some point!

sam said...

loving this have bookmarked for later,
bubble460

sixofone aka Leah said...

Great project, and thanks for a brilliant tutorial. UKS sixofone

Jennie said...

Love it! Thanks
Jencrafts

susibee said...

A super idea which I'm going to try. Thanks for sharing.

Susibee

Cheryl said...

fab project, will be trying this one soon
cherry390

Lousette said...

Fab project. Love the large brown tags that flip up! UKS Lousette

UKS Wisher said...

Great tutorial - thanks for sharing x

cathy0536 said...

Lovely project! cathy0536

Summer Sunflower said...

What a fabulous idea, thanks so much for sharing, will definately be trying this out!

UKS NAME Summer Sunflower

furrypig said...

that is a brilliant project, furrypig

hotpotato said...

love your idea. hotpotato

nerllybird said...

That's a brilliant idea, plenty of stash-busting there too.
Nerlly

Dee said...

Loving that aged look. It would look great as a circle journal too. Craftdee

Laura G said...

Looks fantastic
UKS Laura Godfrey

Lynne said...

I will look forward to making this, thank you xx Retired nana

tape said...

Looks awesome!

Jimjams said...

Fab project - LOVE the colours and textures!
Jemma aka Jimjams x

Chell said...

WOW great project.... I love making mini album...

UKS GOSIE

Lynne said...

Great stuff!!
thank you!
UKS LYNNE

Bush Girl said...

What a brilliantly clever project! UKS Bush Girl

Jules said...

Brilliant! I'll definitely be giving this a go :D Yorkshirelass

KraftyKaren said...

Lovely project - thanks for the tutorial

Badgerleader

Glen said...

Ooo...this is so vibrant and just what we need on a dull day. I LOVE the technique and creation you have done. TFS. UKS ArtAngel

Karen said...

Oooh! lovely idea :D A sort of giant mini albun - great for travel photos or an event. Bookmarked xx
PinkSparklyScrapper

fatmonica said...

That's really clever!I love the backgrounds you've got.

Liz said...

Love this all the different interactive bits

Melanie Marshall said...

I never thought about vintaging these babies up! They look amazing! Imagine these in a converted old suitcase.. i'm excited with ideas now!

UKS Pinkladymel

Weasel said...

Love the colours you have chosen, great project too! TFS, UKS Weaselwise

Mrs Bookworm said...

I love this idea! Thanks for sharing :)
UKS: acraftybookworm

Suzanne said...

What a great project, thanks! fruitysuet

elenigratsia said...

What an amazing idea!! I'm egratsia on UKScrappers!

gleestormont said...

I'm gleestormont from Kailua, Hawaii. Love; your take on memory files. The color is so rich.

Sue L said...

This is soooooo going to be my next project. Love it.
UKS ambermouse

Niki Rowland said...

Wow, I love all those tags! (ScrapHappyNiki)

Tigs said...

I love messy so this is right up my street! Great project idea, thanks :)
UKS Tigs

RachyK said...

Wow there is so much detail in there it's fab! UKS RachyK

Sue E said...

Oh this is wonderful, have bookmarked it for my to do list
UKS susiefish

Minty Magic said...

Wow I love this! Gorgeous - thanks for taking the time to put together such a great project - UKS Minty Magic

kimmie_35 said...

I love your project, all those lovely little details... thank you for sharing.
Hugs
UKS: kimmie_35

Fran said...

Love the cogs. Thanks for the project
UKS Hedgie

Jess said...

Great Banksy stamp, thanks for sharing x
UKS- Jessbaby

Flossyjamba said...

Ooh messy! Like your blog, not visited before. Thanks! Uks flossyjamba

Dee said...

Thats so neat, thanks for sharing.

UKS Dee100

nickir said...

Lovely project. Thanks for the inspiration.
UKS - Nickir

Suze said...

Great idea for a mini book and another fab idea for getting messy! UKS: Cruzysuzie

Eileen said...

Oooh, at first glance I didn't think this was 'my thing' but I really love it, and have an idea for beefing up a manila folder for a 'mini' scrapbook ...
(UKS Eileen C)

stitching lady said...

I love the masculine but bright feel to this project.
UKS name stitching lady

AnnieC said...

What a brilliant idea - thanks for sharing it! UKS: annieclaxton

Tracey-B said...

Great project and right up my street, thank you for the tutorial!
UKS Tracey-B

Jennifer Grace said...

That's so gorgeous, I love the little pockets! UKS: jennifergrace

Scrapping4fun said...

gorgeous idea and p roject - alison-lee uks

jo said...

Lovely use of items, will have to have a go of this:)
UKS name lojo7868

lynnyoung1511 said...

Lovely project, thanks for the inspiration :)

topsy UKS

sutty said...

Just so beautiful love it thank you :)

Claveh said...

Wow, this is gorgeous, I love these vintage sorts of projects, thank you so much for sharing. xxx Claveh

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