The House Book

A while ago a friend asked me to make a scrapbook to record the remodeling she and her husband had done to their house. They updated every room, and the house is absolutely beautiful! She handed over the pictures and gave me complete creative control. This is what I did:

Beth Pingry House book1

I started with chipbooard covers and cut an opening to fit a dollhouse window that I painted and distressed.   


The cover included stamping, texture and bling.

The inside cover included chipboard mouldings.  I had to build it up to accommodate for the depth of the window.

The book got so thick I had to bind it with bead chain, I tied keys and other items to the chain.

The HOME showed through the window.  I mounted this on a clear page.

Similar images needed a folded flap page to keep the together and in order. 

I tried to vary the page sizes, between 8×8 and 6×6 and 4×6, and put them in top, middle and bottom spots in the binding.

Another clear page.  I had to make sure the elements behind it would with it.

And that the photos had a good flow through the book, and that colors didn’t clash.

Who knew I would have paper to exactly match her shower curtain??

I left lined journaling blocks throughout the book, for them to record specifics on each room. 

This was a lot of work, but I was very happy with it, as was my friend.  I used many Spellbinders die templates throughout, and most of the patterned paper was from my Basic Grey stash.  I used up the scraps on these Thank You cards. 

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8 responses to “The House Book

  1. That is one awesome project! I love the idea and the look! Wow, what a lot of work! Great project!

  2. wow, very cool Beth! I think the window in the cover is absolutely fabulous!!

  3. Beth! That house book is STUNNING!!!! Your attention to detail just leaves me speechless!

  4. You are so clever! The doll house window is PERFECT!! I am so glad you shared this album – I remember you talking about this project. Your friend was smart to ask you to create this because it’s a WOWser!! She will treasure it. WONDERFUL job – all that hard work shows!!

  5. What a great mini! I love the front! The whole thing is a great rememberance of the re-model. I love that each page is it’s own, no two are alike! TFS

  6. Beth, This is awesome! Love the window and such a wonderful keepsake for your friend!

  7. Beth, absolutely wonderful! The window, how it all fits together so perfectly! Truly a creative masterpiece!

  8. Wow! That cover is really amazing! Love the doll house window. Beautiful!

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