Saturday, 18 February 2012

Scrapbook Saturday - Scrapbook Memory File the Stampin' Up! Way

One of the new products in Scrapbooking that a lot of people are talking about is something called the Memory File.  These have been described by their creator Heidi Swapp as a Scrapbook Page with a Mini Book on the inside.  They are interactive and a great way to collect together all the memories from one event.  They are a bit like a very large mini book, that fits inside your regular Scrapbook Album.

I loved the idea of these and when I got delivery of my photos from Panto decided to give it a try.  Here is the front.
Stamping Up Memory File

I have used the wonderful Tickets and Tags Simply Scrappin' Kit to create my  Memory File.  I love how the colours work and having the die cut adhesives made putting it together fun and easy.

When you open it up there is lots and lots of room to tell more of the stories about this year's Panto.  On the bottom right of the first page I have even included the programme.
Stamping Up Memory File

In the middle is a smaller page which contains a pocket.  When you turn this middle page this is what you see.
Stamping Up Memory File

On the far right is another interactive element - flip up pages showing pictures of all of the cast.  This was a great way to fit it lots and lots of pictures! 
Stamping Up Memory File

The middle page is also a pocket and inside is another little mini folder - you pull it out 
Stamping Up Memory File

and inside are lots more photos and some more pages!  I have added journalling to help me remember the script and why the photos I have chosen make me smile.  I used the Modern Label Punch for all of these to help everything feel like it belongs together.  I have also used all of the ric rac die cuts and the off cuts from these as they remind me of waves at sea which feels apt for our Pirate Panto.
Stamping Up Memory File

When you finally have looked at everything on the inside there is another full page on the back. 
Stamping Up Memory File

Once it is all in a page protector (and yes it does fit!) you see the main story on the front and back and for me it feels great knowing all the rest of the small stories are captured too.  All I have to do is pull out this Memory Folder to find them.  

Some of the stories I have been able to capture here would have been lost on a full 12x12 page but they fit perfectly into this format.  

I love that it will fit in my normal Scrapbook Album - previously for an event like this I would have created a mini album or 6x6 album to capture all the details and then made one or two 12x12 pages as kind of place markers in my main album.  This can make it all seem rather a daunting task, but using this concept I have already scrapped this year's panto and it finished less than a month ago!  

I have loved doing this project and plan to do more.  What would you create a Memory File for?

Happy Stampin'
Bekka Prideaux Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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