Twelve Months of 2011 Book

Following on from my last post about making up a unique kit mixing up your kit leftovers here's the progress of my year book I set about making.

The base is an American Crafts 6x6 binder album. I've covered it with papers from my stash, (LilyBee designs and Kesi-art) because I didn't have any kit leftover papers large enough. I added some embellies to the front from the Rock 'n' Roll Star Quirky Kit and tape from the Summer Fete kit. The buttons are vintage ones, you can grab similar ones from the store or fish out that long lost button tin.
One of the first things I wanted to do was to make some divider pages for each month. I have lots of these kraft coloured envelopes hanging around so I grabbed a stack of those and glued them down then set about making mini collages using leftovers and adding some stamps and spray ink. I've only done half of them so far, need to crack on with the other half then I'll photo each one.

Page protectors are going to make up the bulk of my book ready to fill with mini pages. I made some extra ones cutting down old page protectors and making them fit my album. You can cover over the edges to hide messy punched holes with fabric just stitching it on the edge then stitching around the edges, (apart from the top edge) to form your page protector. You can make any size page protector this way too, making divided ones if you wanted to. The fabric here is from the 'She's Creative' Quirky Kit.
If you've made a new kit from your Quirky Kit leftovers how are you getting on using it up? I'll post up a sneak peek photo of the January/February kit soon so you can start and plan what you might like to create with your brand new kit. Just need the light here to get better for taking photos, it's soooo dark it's almost like working at night time!
xx Leo


  1. That looks really lovely Leo. Can't wait to see the sneak peeks.

  2. That looks great! I can't wait to see the sneaks. The light is horrid in Yorkshire at the moment, I wish it would brighten up a bit too. :)