Thursday, December 19, 2013

Up-cycled 3 Ring Binder to a Scrapbook

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This is a project not only inspired by, but using many products purchased on My Craft Channel. I really can't narrow it down to one episode because I have learned so many tips and techniques watching all sorts of episodes.
We were getting rid of some 3 ring binders at work (they had been well used and were falling apart). I decided to try salvaging the back piece that houses the actual 3 ring mechanism. When my October "Kit of the Month" arrived from My Craft Channel, I knew this was the perfect project for an all day crop.

Here are the results. 
The October "Kit of the Month" was all about the home. We just moved in, and I had put a lot of thought into making our home feel warm and inviting. I want to document what really makes a house feel like a home. 
The front of this album is a chipboard house shape sprayed with Color Shine spray (by Heidi Swapp) glued to a square piece of chipboard that was also sprayed. 
I cut 2 square holes in the house piece so I could make little windows with pictures in them. The windows are covered with clear acetate for the glass effect.
The old silver binder rings are visible on this type of up-cycle so I tied assorted ribbons to each ring to give them a little personality and color. 
The back of the original binder is covered with wood printed paper, and the edges are sealed with gaffers tape so that none of the original binder shows. I left the pocket on the inside back for momentos. 
Here are a couple of the inside pages dedicated to our Home. 
Honestly, I cried when I got this kit in the mail because the sentiments and sayings on each piece really touched me. The paper is double sided and beautiful, the ribbon and buttons included are adorable. they really do a great job of putting a delightful bundle together. (No, they don't pay me to say this, I mean it! ) 
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Happy scrapping! 


  1. Wow what an awesome project you are a clever crafter great job!