Monday, May 20, 2013

Love to Scrap! Flip Flop Mini Album

The Challenge
Today is the start of Love to Scrap's Challenge #6: Color My World! The theme is to use either all primary or all pastel colors on any type of project. I chose to use bright neon colors. My original thinking was I wanted to choose the opposite of pastel and neon came to mind. The bright colors went well with a fun in the sun mini-album.



The Details
I was browsing my local thrift store when I saw a set of four foam flip flop coasters for $1.00. They looked like tiny flip flops with the heels cut off. In fact, several people asked me what I was holding. I said coasters that will become mini-albums, but I don't think I cleared up their confusion. This is the intended use for them.


I took two of the flip flops and decorated them for the front and back covers. We are also supposed to use stamps for this challenge so I made some stamped embellishments - a popsicle, banner, arrows and a frame. I also stamped, "love this" directly on the straps of each flip flop. 


I traced the flip flops onto some cream cardstock and cut it out to make the interior pages. I added strips of paper to make a background design and adhered the photos on top. I used a Crop-A-Dile to add an eyelet to each page including the covers. 


All the pages are double sided and I tied it together with a ribbon. 


Here is a glimpse of the inside. I gave it to my nephew and he really liked it. 



The challenge runs until June 2 and the winner will receive a $10 certificate from Fred, She Said Digital Design. Please join us and link up your creation or just drop by Love to Scrap! to see all the other projects from the design team.

I'm entering this in:
Make it Monday - #141 Anything Goes
Creative Creations Challenges - #10 For a Child
Love to Create Challenge Blog - #66 Something for Kids
613 Avenue Create - #20 Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stoppin' by,

25 comments:

Cherished said...

LOVE This. Very Creative. Super cute. Great Reveal.

Leslie Germain said...

Love the flip flop book! Adorable.

Angelique said...

Wow, just WOW! Gosh you've been busy. I'm inlove with the flip flop coasters, theyre stuning.

Huggsss,Angelique
EngelDesignsScrap

Leanne said...

Bright, very nice. Love this idea, great take on the challenge. Awesome, you are so very talented. Love it!

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

I am totally impressed with what you did. I am always amazed at how people look at things and see them used in different ways and turn trash into treasures. Great work.

BrendaB said...

That is such a cool album! I could have looked at those coasters forever and never thought of using them as album covers - you are so creative!

Cathy van de Bruinhorst said...

Oh my goodness Michelle!! This is so creative and so flippin' cute!!! You are rockin' the DT girlie!!

Crafty and Green said...

Hi!! Popped on over from MIM to take a closer look!! These are all FANTASTIC!! LOVE your creativity!!

Many Blessings,
Tina

Valerie said...

Awwwww. Your mini is just adorable, Michelle. Love all of them.

Becky said...

Amazing!

Christy Designs said...

Cute colorful flip flop coater !
Love the design and so creative.....
Visiting from MIM

Christy

Mirabyll said...

Adorable! Thanks for sharing!

Jennifer Grace said...

The primary colours are red, yellow and blue. They are called the primary colours because any other colour can be mixed from these colours. (Except you can't get white, black, gold, etc from them - but those aren't officially 'colours'!).

However, I love how you've gone for the opposite of pastel - the neon colours are gorgeous for a summer project, and I love the flip flops - what an inspired idea! It's such a fun mini book with lots of lovely details. x

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Such a creative and fun idea!

Tracie Marie said...

How fun is this?!?!? What a cute mini!!

LauraB whosthischick said...

that mini album is so creative and adorable. just wonderful

Fleursbydesign said...

So cute and creative, love the little flip flops :)

Kimberly Kett said...

That is so cute and so fun! LOVE IT!

sandra carey said...

So Cool Thanks for Joining us this week at L.T.C. Hugs Sandra DT x

FeistyCrafter said...

How awesome are you, to recycle coasters and make them into a mini album!! I love the bright colors, it's perfect for the summer. You rocked it with this project.

Shelly mk said...

What a beautiful mini album! Thanks for joining us at creative creations challenges this week!

Shelly

Leslie said...

Michelle, I just love this! I'm a minim album "freak" and this is over the top! So glad to have you on my team!
Hugs,
Leslie

Cathy Lee said...

This is adorable and very creative, Michelle. I stopped by from MIM to get a closer look. Fabulous.
Hugz,
Cathy Lee

Shari Nelson said...

The bright colors brought me here. Visiting from MIM. I love your little book. Such a cute idea!

Cindy said...

Great Michelle! Love the bright colors!

Thank you so much for sharing at Make it Monday!

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