Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Starbucks Cup Scrapbook

I'm excited to share this fun craft with you today!  I learned this idea from Angie at Echos of Laughter last year.  She is such a creative girl!  Be sure and check out her delightful blog for a full tutorial on this little scrapbook.

This Starbucks cup was my holiday drink from last December...white mocha I think!  It's fun b/c the markings on the front of the cup are a remembrance of what I had that day while Christmas shopping with my mom.  :)  I  brought it home, washed it, and saved it for making a cute December scrapbook.

You cut the bottom of the cup off and then cut the cup down the seam to make the cover of your book.

Then you make a template for your pages.  I covered the inside of the 'cover' with cute paper and then made double page spread pages for the rest.

Since my b-day is in December, I decided to make my book about all the festivities of December rather than just Christmas.  Because the pages are small I had to get creative with the photos...cropping them when I was able, or cutting them and squishing them together.

It's cute to use as many 3D touches as you I used foam dots under embellishments and little photos.

I also put photos of a craft I made for gifts and of some decor I used for a dinner party.  Note the C'mas tree embellishment with a button on top.

Our Christmas Eve appetizer buffet...I had to cut part of the photo and superimpose it over the main part of the photo to get most of it on this page.

Using a circle punch I was able to put all of the photos of our family that were together for Christmas on one page even though the page was small.  And I put a foam dot under three of our photos for some depth.

Our puppy dog's stocking!  And I found that one of my photos had this picture of my Gooseberry Patch calendar in it, so I cut it out to add to the book.  :)

We had a white Christmas!

My sweet puppy-girl...Gracie.  She was enjoying Christmas Day!

Here you can see that I cut the photo in half and spread it over two pages.

The back of the book is where I attached the baker's twine to be the little closure for the book. A circle of paper hides the attachment. A button on the front is perfect for wrapping the twine around to keep the little book closed.

And I used a pick to poke 2 holes in the middle (folded part) of the pages and the cover.  This baker's twine ties it all together.  Worked out really well.

I hope you enjoyed this little sweet idea!  And thank you Angie for this adorable, brilliant idea!  I really love it!  

Merry Christmas!!

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  1. I think this little book is just darling! You did an awesome job on it. :-)

  2. This little book is adorable..and one of a kind. Very cleaver indeed. What did you use for each page's background? Cardstock? Or more Starbucks cups? Never had anything from SB..our travel agent is next door to a SB and I become very nautious when I smell their coffee from next door and have to leave. My son spends enough there.

  3. What a sweet idea! It turned out beautiful.

  4. This is so clever! I love it!! Heaven knows I'm always in a hefty supply of Starbucks cups :) Must try this! Thanks for sharing!!

  5. I have made a scrapbook using starbucks cup sleeves. Did you use those for inside pages? I made mine of my cats. I have lots more; this motivates me to make more! Yours is very pretty. Veronica from N.C.

  6. This is absolutely adorable! I would love for you to link up to our party going on right now!

  7. The little buttons on the front cover that make the tree ornaments look like little candies! So cute. This is Leslie, btw...

  8. What a simply fabulous and crafty idea!!!! Love it! Would you please share these with our readers for Fun Stuff Fridays?

  9. WOW - this is amazing - what a great idea.
    Thanks so much for sharing.

  10. This is so creative, I love ideas like this! Whenever you preserve memories in a fun and special way like this, it makes them even more fun to look back on! Very cute idea!

  11. I love it Donna! You did a fabulous is so sweet! I am so happy that I inspired you to create something! Angie xo


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