This week, here, on the Fancy Pants Designs blog, you will get a handful of inspiration everyday and we focused on our now popular Brag Books! Whether you are into mini albums, want to scrapbook your Summer memories from last year or document your daily life, our Brag Books are the best companion for memory keeping.
Meet Stacy today for our first Brag Book Day!
Hi everyone! Today I’m going to share a Brag Book with you. With summer only a couple months away and the warm weather already upon us here in Southern California, I decided to make a summer -themed Brag Book. I used the fabulous and colorful Down by the Shore collection to decorate my book.
BRAG BOOK / Down by the Shore Colorful Days / Down by the Shore Beachside / Down by the Shore Cruise / Down by the Shore Ocean Life / Down by the Shore Wave Rider / Down by the Shore Strips / Down by the Shore Photo Frames / Down by the Shore Red Corrugate Paper / Down by the Shore Button Set / Down by the Shore Brag Pad / Down by the Shore Pennants / Childish Things Alpha Stickers / It’s the Little Things Chipboard Alphas
Here’s how I made the patchwork cover. First I cut a piece of cardstock measured to fit the cover.
Next I punched a mix of patterned paper squares from the Down by the Shore papers.
I then placed the squares in a sideways/diagonal patchwork pattern on the cardstock. I used removable to adhere them so that I could easily move them around a bit while I was deciding on the final pattern and placement.
Don’t worry if the squares hang over the edge of the cardstock, because once you have them all down you can easily trim off the excess.
Because this is going to be the cover of the album, I wanted the paper to be protected, so I coated it with decoupage medium.
Once the decoupage medium it was dry, I machine stitched the patchwork (this is optional). I then adhered the stitched patchwork piece to the cover of the Brag Book
To finish it off, I decorated the cover with paper strips, cut-outs and embellishments from the Down by the Shore line.
The leftover paper scraps and embellishments can be used to dress-up the inside of the Brag Book. Here’s a little peak at one of the inside pages.
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