Friday, December 18, 2015

Last Minute Gifts Blog Hop with Scraps by Gracie

We've got some awesome ideas today to create those last minute holiday gifts.
Each of the bloggers has one or more great idea for fabulous, easy gifts that can be 
created at the last minute for those holiday gift giving opportunities.
You may want to create a few of them to have on hand in your "Gift Closet." 
Doesn't everyone have a gift closet full of gifts ready to give?
We just can't have a hop about gifts and not give a few away, so be sure to hop to
and comment on each of the blogs by Wednesday 12/30/15.
Theresa at ScrapsByGracie will choose 5 winners.
One will receive a class of their choice from today's hop sponsor

Here are 4 prizes offered by our hostess Theresa:

Now on with the projects!

What is easier than completing a leftover class project for a gift?  I started this mini flip album back in August at the Quick Quotes Mini Reserve.  I had never thought of adding paper to just a photo flip book!  I did these first few pages in class.

We made a really neat bow that the front tucks into, then opening reveals these pictures:

I did keep the instructions, but it was super easy to just measure the inserts I had already completed.  4" wide and 12" long scored at 5.75". That is your basic insert.

I used several scraps to help finish this up.  I took a small strip and edged it.  I then cut it instead of scoring it, so it would fold nicer.  The great part about double sided paper is that I could have used either side.

On this page, I used one insert as usual and taped one going "down" instead of a double flip!  Utilizing every surface, I was able to put 6 pics in this one pocket!

This is another configuration from class. Instead of a down fold, we made a "tri" fold and taped it folding outward.  (not measurements are different here, but since I didn't duplicate this page from class I did not note them).  This whopper of a fold out hold 8 pictures if you are so inclined counting the one on the back that is slipped inside.

Here are some of my favorite pages I created using bits and pieces left over from all kinds of other projects.

49 Shades of Grey collection including papers, stickers and chipboard stickers
Creative Memories border maker 
Stampin Up border punch

Printing and selecting the pictures took more time than assembly.  I lifted many of these from my nieces' FB pages so I could have some current pics.  I could not find this flip album on the QQ site, I thought they said they would sell them...but you can find a flip book any where and dress it up for a really great last minute gift...using left over pics from your scrapbooking would be an even better time saver!

Thanks for hopping by today, don't forget to leave a comment to be entered into
the drawing for the 5 great prizes.

I am your last stop!  don't forget to check back to see if you are a winner!

The entire line up in case you are lost:


  1. Wow, this is great! Wish I was on your Christmas list, LOL I enjoyed hopping with you!

  2. That turned out AWESOME!! Wow you did an amazing job Alicia. Thanks for hopping with me and sharing your creativity with the world!


  3. This is an awesome gift idea! Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. Boy that album looks familiar! LOL I loved that weekend with you and I love how you finished the album. Confession time: Mine is still in the QQ bag I brought it home in, along with all the other stuff from that weekend. Love ya! Merry Christmas.
    THANKS for hopping with me this year! Can't wait to hop in 2016.

  5. I love projects like this one. Your album is beautiful.

  6. Great album. Takes up a lot less space and is easily accessible. thanks for sharing.
    Merry Christmas

  7. What a fabulous gift! And love that you added a little bit of ingenuity to it, too. Great hopping with you!

  8. I really like your album idea. This is one of those gifts that lasts a lifetime. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Fantastic gift! Great way to use so many family photos! Merry Christmas!