Which leads me to my latest craft...
I have been wanting to make a mini scrapbook out of name badge protectors for a while now (I had never heard of them before; it was all my own idea!), and tonight after putting a simple one together, I did a google search to see what was out there. Let's just say, I am not all that avant-garde.
But, we are going to pretend that I was the first person to come up with this idea, ok? Thanks!
Here's another tip that I didn't come up with - if your paper cutting blade is dull, run it along some foil to sharpen it.
I do love my paper selection; cherries and strawberries get me every time. As do polka dots and scallops.
I haven't filled it yet, because I am trying to decide how to use it. I think I will create a mini family album for my 2 year-old (another quiet church activity). She would love flipping through the pictures, and the plastic will protect it from her grubby little fingers.
When my oldest was just a toddler I created a similar album with pictures of various animals so that we could teach her their names and sounds - sort of a custom picture book. I might have given it to her a little too young though, because she mainly used it as a teether.
Another idea is to use this same concept as a portable idea journal. It could hold paint samples and fabric swatches, so that anytime you are out shopping, all of your ideas are already in your purse.