Flip-Flop Scrapbook & Football Fever

June 12, 2014 at 11:09 am 18 comments

Good morning!
I’ve two sets of projects in Crafts Beautiful this month- and this scrapbook is one of them. In the mag they couldn’t show all the scrapbook so I thought I’d give you a proper look- it’s kinda hard to see from the front- it’s a case of some of the pages open from the left, some from the top and they are interlaced together so you have to open different pages in different pages..thus the ‘flip-flop’ title.

I’ve used acetate and vellum to act as dividers and allow some of the future pages to act as background for the present page. It took a bit of planning first.

I’ve used a combination of Basic Grey’s ‘Fresh Cut’ papers and acetate embellishments and some Project Life ‘summer’ cards. They went together beautifully and I simply bound it all together with my Cinch ( which I haven’t used in ages!!)

I used the flaps from another page to hide part of the word- so predictable ( see the ‘not’ at the bottom) when the flap is unveiled becomes …


I’d added more elements- using frames to highlight the more interesting parts of the photo
I had based it all on the super sized photo I’d had printed onto the bottom

20140612-105646-39406633.jpg and then added a little focal point with more frames that was just visible from the front when the book is closed away

Hope you liked the peek inside- it was lots of fun to make.

Speaking of fun, the boys are having a lovely introduction to the world of football. Having a non-footie fan in my husband, we’re just not into it particularly. My eldest boy is becoming really interested and as their class is embracing the whole World Cup frenzy I’m hearing names and details of kits and rankings and feeling quite dizzied by it all.
I managed to pick up a book all about the teams really cheaply and despite worrying he wouldn’t like it- he’s been devouring the information. I know it’s no superb fiction but it’s nice to see him with his head in a book so much.
Littlie is joining in too.
I got him a World Cup sticker book which he has had great fun removing the stickers and sticking them all over me.
There was some discussion of football positions this morning on the way to school.
“J ( big brother), what’s centre forward?’
J replied
“It’s just a position”
Littliest thought for a moment
“What’s a position”?
One of the girls helpfully offered an explanation which didn’t satisfy him either.
“No! What’s centre ford?”
“You mean centre forward”
I was unable to help- this is one area I’m woefully ignorant about
“Well, it’s in the centre and they go forward”.
“When do they go forward?”
“Well they just do..in the centre”.
“Why are they in the centre?”
“To score a goal”
“But the goal isn’t in the centre”.
Ha ha.
Neither of them had a clue and I sat silently. About as silently as when one of them announced he was selling all of his Match Attax cards and would get £199 for them.
“I doubt you’d get that much for them” I suggested.
Son looked at me exasperatedly
“Mum, people will pay ANYTHING for some cards and some of them are really rare “.
Sometimes silence is the best response. I’m finding myself increasingly silent these days 😉.

See you soon, with a card project or two!


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  • 1. tsurutadesigns  |  June 12, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    gotta love the kids!
    Your flip flop scrapbook is amazing!


  • 3. Marcie Sharp  |  June 12, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    Lovely project as always!! I adore your family anecdotes. They seem so familiar sometimes as my kids have similar exchanges! 🙂


    • 4. kerenbaker  |  June 14, 2014 at 9:06 am

      Kids are amazing, frustrating and fun. Wouldn’t have them any other way!! Glad it’s a ‘kid’ thing wherever you are in the world! x


  • 5. beaumama  |  June 12, 2014 at 3:52 pm

    We all have to be silent a lot as they get older, I’ve found. This project is lovely…you’re right the PL cards and BG papers are perfect together.


    • 6. kerenbaker  |  June 14, 2014 at 9:04 am

      You made me smile with this comment!! You sound like a wise woman!!


  • 7. Bev  |  June 12, 2014 at 4:31 pm

    Love this flip-flop album. It’s totally brilliant. Such a great idea to have it open all different ways. Might have to give this one a try. Football…or soccer as it’s known in the States…not exactly my cup of tea. Good questions by your little one. Have you googled the answers yet? There’s a whole lot football fever here too. : )


    • 8. kerenbaker  |  June 14, 2014 at 9:04 am

      Bev- I’ve yet to google the answers. I keep forgetting. Football fever is partially positive altho it sounds like it’s getting a bit political right now 😞


  • 9. isisimaginings  |  June 12, 2014 at 10:02 pm

    Your scrapbook album is wonderful.


  • 11. massofhair  |  June 13, 2014 at 1:48 am

    So much work has gone into your album, truly awe inspiring!

    Not watching ANY football can’t wait until it’s all over. Good luck & enjoy the ride:-) xxx


    • 12. kerenbaker  |  June 14, 2014 at 9:07 am

      Not a football lover then Moh??! I might try and watch one – just so someone can explain all the details for me!


  • 13. craftytrog  |  June 13, 2014 at 8:36 am

    Lol at the footie frenzie! I wouldn’t have a clue!
    Fabulous project Keren!
    Alison xxx


    • 14. kerenbaker  |  June 14, 2014 at 9:05 am

      Glad I’m not alone Alison- I already have quite enough on the parenting front to make me feel truly inferior!!!


  • 15. Ros Crawford  |  June 13, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    Wonderful Album … I love the flip/flop idea …


  • 16. Lalo  |  June 14, 2014 at 1:11 am

    Hello amazing mini!!!


  • 18. Miriam Prantner  |  June 17, 2014 at 3:26 am

    I didn’t know that you scrapped. What a fun mini, I love the flip floppiness of it!



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