The paper is great, you really need to take a look in person to appreciate it! Okay, onto my mini-album. I used a VERY old Making Memories book insert for my actual book. Each page is a pocket - so you get twice as many pages! Take a look.
I used a few different patterns from the paper pack, but then I took a strip of denim and sewed it into a ruffle, which is very simple. You just do a based stitch and then pull it so that the fabric ruffles. I glued it onto album with scrappy glue and added a few buttons just for fun.
I used simple layouts for all of my pages, I let the paper do the work for me!
This page's embellishment is a mixture of supplies. I used a Jillibean journaling sprout to create a "Gods Eye". I then took a smaller journaling sprout and stamped the "4th" on it (this is a WeR Clear Stamp which is about $1). I popped it up so you'd still be able to see the twine on the bottom journaling sprout. I LOVE this - the God's eye is so easy and cheap to make, a little bakers twine and a scalloped circle and you're ready to go!
Please head on down to the store to see all the pages in the book - it might just inspire you to do something to celebrate the 4th of July in a big way just so you can use the fun paper!
If you'd like to see more of my projects, please check out my blog here.
We'll see you tomorrow with a beautiful layout created by Christina, I know that you'll really enjoy seeing how she incorporated the sewing challenge into her project - I know I did!