Friday, March 15, 2013

My favorite project using Front Porch Kit's "Say Cheese" and a blog hop...

This was my favorite project that I created with my "say Cheese" kit from Front Porch Memories - a mini album that I made that contains some very cheesy photos of my family! The diecut title was an awesome addition to the kit as well as the very cool filmstrip that I layered across the bottom of my covers. The base of the album itself is made from the 3 file folders that were also included in my kit! I simply cut all three of the folders in half, rounded the one cut corner of each piece to mimic the already rounded corner of the file folder, and then sewed across the top and bottom of each page to create a pocket on each page! The pockets are perfect to house journaling tags or extra photos!

I layered lots of goodies inside, but to unite all of the pages, I used a piece of fabric on each spread base. There are several swatches of fabric in this kit, which include a fab set of different colors of chevron material...LOVE!! Not only did it add lots of color, but it gave some great texture to my album!!
I was so fun to layer all my pages using the Simple Stories Sn@p papers which I cut into pieces and used - LOVED all the awesome Polaroid frames and journal spots!!
Also included in my kit were some plastic rings. I used the 2 large rings to bind my book. They were solid circles, but I simply cut into each of them to create an opening to slide the pages into! It worked perfectly!!
I misted each of my pages in various complimentary colors for some extra fun and texture!
I still need to do some journaling, but this was such a fun fun mini to make and it came together so quickly using all the products from my kit!!
Be sure to check out the rest of teams favorite projects and how they made them and prepare to be inspired
"Say Cheese!" kits are still available but selling quickly. We have sold through our first round and are kitting more for Round 2! To see all the contents of this unique paper crafting kit, visit our website at With the purchase of your kit, you will also receive a special BluePrints Guide with step by step instructions and photos to create 5+ projects...templates included!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!! :)


  1. So cute, I love the layered look on your pages. Good idea for the file folders.

  2. Love this book! How clever to make the file folder pockets! ....and love that you bound it with the plastic rings!!! Super cute...thanks for sharing!

  3. Love how everyone did something different with the file folders. Love your book. Plastic rings were a great idea. Thanks for the how to.

  4. I am a minibook fan and I really like this one. I will definitely try this.

  5. How wonderful. I love the colors. Great Mini!

  6. Adorable mini book!! I am so stealing the chalk board quote box!!

  7. I love, love, love Simple Stories! I've been hooked on them for a couple of years now. Your mini book is nothing short of perfect and adorable. Love it! Great work, as always.

  8. Perfect photos for that themed book - such a cute mini album.