Mini-Scrapbook, Patriotic Style

One of the swap paper projects that my sister (Fran), our friend (Abby) and I did a couple of years ago were altered books/scrapbooks for each other.

This is the one that I made for Fran.

My goal was to make it more than just a graphic collage, as most of my projects have been. I wanted it to be read, not just looked at.

* The black smudges are poorly executed distressing, not mold. ugh.

And once again, my theme involved found (or re-purposed) materials. They included:

church bulletin cover
junk mail
used postage stamps
magazine clippings
old poster board
punched stars
saved string
scraps leftover from a previous 4th of July project

and a few shiny stars and rubber stamps

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Filed under 4th of July, America, Crafts - Paper, Ephemera, History, Mini Scrapbooks, Using What You Have

2 responses to “Mini-Scrapbook, Patriotic Style

  1. WOW! That’s a wonderful little scrapbook!

    • Thanks, Geneva.

      After a project is over, I always think of something I should’ve done differently. But since a perfect plan is not possible with me, I’ve decided not to wait on one.

      The making of a project is half the fun, anyway.

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