February 27, 2015

Club Scrap Stacked Book Project

Happy Friday everyone!  I have a fun project to share with you today.  The Club Scrap Artist team each put their own spin on the Stacked Booked Project, so please check out the Club Scrap blog to see all of their creations!

I used the "naked" version of this project and papers from London Calling to create travel ephemera boxes to hold all of the ticket stubs, maps, and brochures I've picked up over the years.  As a scrapbooker, I have some packrat tendencies and it's hard to me to throw away these types of keepsakes, because I might need to scrap it someday!  I created a displayable project to hold on to these pieces until they are ready to go into my scrapbook.

I changed some specifications from the original instructions to make this project fit my needs.  Instead of wrapping the inside box with text weight paper, I simply covered each side with cardstock by spreading bookbinding glue on the pieces of bookboard and adhering these to paper.  I then used a craft knife to cut the paper along the edge of the bookboard to create the perfectly covered sides of the box.

I also cut out two pieces of extra bookboard to create additional compartments to store smaller items and the Instagram albums I made for each box.

I made three sizes of albums: 2.5 in, 3 in, and 3.5 in to hold my square photos.  They fit perfectly in the square compartment I created especially for them.

You can see my Poland mini album here, and below I share some of the details of the insides of my Spain and London albums.

Similar to my Poland album, I used the cutaparts from the London Calling collection to add words to my albums and I again used vellum from my stash to add some softness to the pages. I love the simplicity of this album because it really allows the photos to shine!

For my London album, I switched up the closure system I used on the front of the album because I really wanted to use this Union Jack ribbon.  I also sprinkled some strips of the Underground washi and the cute stamp stickers from the Lite kit in this album for some added flair.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out this project!  Be sure to check out the other amazing versions my fellow team members have created as well!

Supplies // Paper: Club Scrap: Green Print, Green Pattern PrintLight Green, Green PatternCutapart 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 BoardCrop-A-Dile Big Bite, waxed linen thread


  1. I like how you altered things to fit your needs. Way to think outside the box! I always have loose bits that I don't want to toss. I may not scrap them, but they are still fun to look through later. I like that you made a place to house those kinds of things. Great ideas for future projects!

  2. VERY cool, Marya!! Since I have a small (really, large) stash of naked stacked book projects, I'm going to use your idea for my upcoming trip to Netherlands/France/Germany. Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. Marya this came out amazing. I love all the details and the divided box is genius! Wonderful work!!

  4. Great books and I love how you made the inside of the book. Like all the little details.
    You gave me some new ideas.

  5. I was totally going to make these also! Awesome minds think alike! Thanks for the instructions and inside details so I don't have to "wing it".

  6. Oh Marya, love it! The travel ephemera box is such a great idea!

  7. This is such a great idea! And your boxes look lovely inside and out. Very clever making the compartments inside. I, too always bring home almost every piece of paper my hand touches on a trip. Your boxes make a great way to display them and keep them available for touching. I lke that. I think one of the reasons I never quite get everything in scrapbooks is because I want to be able to pull it out easily and touch things. This is perfect! And now my mind is racing. What about a box for old postcards? Or a box for local museum exhibits? My downfall is paper; I save it all. :) Thanks for sharing!


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