Wednesday, May 8, 2013

NSD Circleville Challenge: One Sheet Wonder

If you are looking for the Easel Card Challenge, it is here

Hi friends and fellow crafters! Here is my project for Scrappy Mama's Challenge at the Circle MB for NSD's weekend festivities. Are you wondering why it is called "One Sheet Wonder"? It is an accordion mini album made from 1 sheet of paper. Mine is a 12x12 sheet of Graphic 45's Secret Garden Paper. I added a rose from Art Philosophy and a couple of Prima roses to the cover.

Creating the book was easy peasey. I cut two strips at 4.5 in height. Then I scored the paper at 3.5 inches as per Scrappy Mama's directions.  There were two little edges hanging over. I cut one off and used the other edge to attach the sheets. It looked like this.

 The picture below show what it looks like opened.

I was going through some pictures the other day, when I came upon a baggie with some wallet photos in it. That gave me the idea for the challenge. I took 5 High School Graduation pictures of my dear friends and used them for this mini. I am so blessed that over 30 years later, I am still as close to them as I was in 1980. Sadly, my girlfriend in the 2nd picture passed away in December 2005. I still miss her and think of her as my guardian angel. I scanned the messages on the back of each picture and used them as journaling. I also hand wrote a little note about each of my friends. I used my original pictures and I didn't want to ruin them, so I popped up the frames and slid the pictures inside.


On the back, I popped up the picture and slid a little tag with everyone's names inside. I embellished the mini with some Cricut Butterflies from Spring Cottage, Prima roses, and some little pearls and crystals.  All the frames are cut from my Cricut. I used Elegant Edges for 4 of the frames and Fancy Frames for 1 of the frames.

On the back page, I popped up the picture and tucked a little tag away with everyone's names. I also added a computer generated sentiment that I printed.

So this is my One Sheet Wonder, I hope you like it! I found this to be a wonderful challenge and I know I'll be creating more of these in the future!
Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
Happy Crafting!


  1. Oh my goodness - what a beautiful little album. How touching are your photos with their scanned messages - wonderful idea and so well accomplished! It is a real keepsake! Lovely!

  2. Wow, this is awesome!! I love what you did with the photos -- the paper is beautiful and you made a gorgeous mini!! I have a baggie with high school photos somewhere -- I need to go looking for it. Thank you for the inspiration.

  3. Amazingly beautiful!! super job and a wonderful keepsake!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Oh, Colleen!!!! This is beyond FANTABULOUS!! I'm so glad that my little "training wheel" challenge gave you an opportunity to make such a treasure! Of course, the best treasure of all is that you're still friends with each lucky you all are!!