February 25, 2015

Club Scrap Blog Hop - London Calling

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Hello there and welcome to the February edition of the Club Scrap blog hop!  This month, we are creating lovely things with one of my new favorite collections, London Calling.  This month I combined my love of paper, albums, and Instagram to make a cute project.

If you traveled here from Tricia's blog, then you are following the hop!  If you've lost your way or just want to see all the links in one place, head over to the Club Scrap blog to see a list of all the talented bloggers participating today.

I still haven't gotten "board" (hahahahahaha I'm so clever) with making Pinterest boards as soon as I see the color palette released on the first of the month by Club Scrap.  It was so fun seeing both the London-related pins and fun projects I was inspired by using similar images found in this month's stamp sets:

Follow Marya Kaszubinski's board London Calling Mood Board - Club Scrap February 2015 on Pinterest.

I was specifically inspired by this pin to make my own Instagram mini album to house my pictures from some of my travels.  This was easy to whip up using the papers included in the Deluxe kit.

This particular mini album is not about my trips to London (although you might see a post about that album here soon...wink wink, nudge nudge).  This album is about my trip to Poland to visit a friend last May.  I was lucky enough to have to go to work in London when my friend was also in Europe for six weeks, so I took advantage of the proximity and hopped over to Krakow for a week.

This was a very easy project to construct.  I printed my Instagram photos at 2x2 inches for this album, but you could adjust for any size you want.  A quick recap of the steps to make this album is below:

  1. Create cover and inside pages: I cut a 2.5 inch by 7 inch piece of cardstock for the cover, and cut five 2.5 inch by 5 inch strips for the inside pages.
  2. Stitch album together: I first scored the cover at 2.5 and 5.25 inches to create the fold-over cover, and I scored the inside pages at 2.5 inches.  I then pierced holes .5 inch from the top and bottom along the middle score to make holes for the waxed linen thread I used to hold the whole thing together.  One simple in-and-out stitch is all you need!
  3. Create closures: I punched two circles out of paper and attached these to the front of the album with eyelets.  I then wrapped baker's twine around to keep the album closed when not in use.
  4. Decorate!  Use elements of this kit to your heart's content.

(Excuse my oh so dainty finger please.)  This kit, while perfect for London pictures, worked wonderfully with my Poland pictures as well.  This adorable rainboot and umbrella print paired nicely with a shot of the street I stayed on in Krakow.

I used some of the cutaparts from this kit to add some details to the mini pages.  This sentiment about vacation calories better be true (and that amazing piece of cuisine is zapiekanka and now I'm hungry.)

The square frame cutaparts were exactly 2.5 by 2.5 inches, and they fit right in this album!  They are perfect for highlighting a show-stopping picture (like this one from Morskie Oko in Zakopane).

I also added in some vellum from my stash to my pages - it was the perfect medium to add stamping to accompany pictures of our rainy hike.

(In case you can't tell, the picture is of a set of stairs that has basically turned into a brook due to all that rain...and yes, we walked up that!)

My little mini album fits perfectly into it's own little compartment in...an upcoming project! Here's a little sneak peek at a fun project I will be sharing here on the blog on Friday.  Be sure to check back in!

I hope this inspires you to work small and get some of those photos printed out.  Working with such a small size of picture is such a fun change of pace!

Thank you as always for checking in here!  Head on over to Hetty's blog to see what creative inspiration she has in store for you.  Pop back in next month when we're staying cozy at home with the 50's Kitchen collection!

Supplies // Paper: Club Scrap: Green Print, Green Pattern Print, Light Green, Green Pattern, Cutapart sheets (London Calling), Light Blue (Spring Chorus); Recollections: vellum Embellishments: Doodlebug Designs: baker's twine, eyelets and beads from stash / Stamps: Greeting (London Calling) / Inks: Club Scrap: Sappphire and Moss Hybrid Inks / Tools: Martha Stewart Bone folder, Martha Stewart Scoring Board, Crop-A-Dile Big Bite, waxed linen thread


  1. What a great find on instagram. Love your mini album and all its details!

  2. Perfect use of a wonderful kit!

  3. Oh, my. Oh, oh, my. What a perfect little treasure! And I cannot WAIT to see what's in store for Friday!!!

  4. wow a sneak peek and an adorable project!

  5. what a cute idea! and very well put together!

  6. Perfect little book, and a most excellent teaser for the box thingie!

  7. Cute mini album....awesome photos!

  8. Love the instagram album idea!

  9. Beautiful project, Marya. Can't wait to see the rest!

  10. Love the vellum paper over the photo- great idea!

  11. Great mini album it fit your photos wonderfully and OHH I know what your project is!! Way cool, can't wait to see the whole thing :)

  12. Cute little album! Looking forward to seeing your project it fits intio.

  13. Wow, looking forward to the upcoming project, it already looks adorable with the way that sweet instagram mini-album fits right into a compartment. The instagram ablum is such a great plan, and I simply love that you share your Pinterest Board thoughts, fun to see and thanks again for sharing.

  14. Cute little album! Love all your rain pictures and the stamp to go with them! Have a great day!

  15. What an adorable mini book! Can't wait to see your project!

  16. But the parrot is nailed to the stick!! (ok sorry) So first a cute book then an amazing food photo! I'm starving now thank you very much ;)

  17. Love the mini book and am lookinig to see what your next project is going to be!!!


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