Wednesday, February 25, 2015

London Calling Brag Book

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Welcome to the Club Scrap London Calling Collection Blog Hop! To return to the start of the hop here.  Look to the bottom of this post for information on a give away

Back when Closed
I really loved the prints in this collection.  Since I get both the paper and digital kits, I made something with each.

First, I have a brag book made using London Calling Deluxe Kit and the video pattern: What's Up Wednesday - Foliope by Laura Denison.  A Foliope is a folding brag book made from envelopes, hence Laura's name for the Folio and Envelope combination.

Front when Closed

Tab Flipped Down
Back of center Envelopes with band to hold photo
I used five - 6.5 inch x  4.75 inch envelopes to make the base pages and all other papers were from the London calling collection.  The envelopes include a photo mat. I did make one small modification from Laura Denison's pattern by accident.  Can you spot it? I still love the way it turned out.
 Additional Supplies:
Distress ink - Black Soot and Walnut Stain
Club Scrap Black Indian Ink 
London Calling Stamps
Various Punches
Black waxed linen thread
Distress markers

Envelopes 1 and 2

Envelopes 3, 4, and 5
Washi Tape decorated Photo Mat
Second, I used the London Calling digital kit to make a note pad.  I have a friend at work who likes the "Keep Calm" sayings, so I made him a pad stamp images, digital papers, and digital overlays. The fun part is to add your own words to the "Keep Calm ____ On" image.  I printed six of the 2.25 x 5.25 inch notes in three designs onto an 8.5 inch x 11 inch paper. Then cut them out and made a pad using Club Scrap bookbinding glue.

Two note pads made from a dozen printed pages
Connecting Short Edge using Club Scrap Bookbinding Glue

Close up of thick layer of glue used. 

Final note pads ready for use.

I hope you are enjoying the London Calling Blog Hop and thank you for stopping at my blog.  Your next stop is with the ever talented Tiare at Tiare Smith Designs.  To return to the Blog Hop beginning with links to all the Hoppers go to Club Scrap's Blog.  

Happy Crafting,
Debby H

Did you like the brag book?  Would you like to have it?

Brag Book Give Away

The Winner is Jill P  

Thank you for all the wonderful comments,  I cherish each one.
I'm so happy to have a good home for this brag book.

I will give away the brag book shown here to a random comment-er from qualifying comments.

To qualify leave a comment including what Continental USA state you live in and your contact information.
 - Continental USA shipping addresses only
 - No anonymous or apparent spam will be considered
 - Only comments left between now and Monday night, March 2nd at midnight EST will be considered

I will number comments that qualify and select a comment at random (using
I will post the winner on March 3rd, by 10pm EST and contact you using your email or provided contact information.

You will have until March 10th to email me with your Continental USA address for shipping.  If the prize is not claimed in that time I will select another recipient from the remaining comments with contact information.

Thank you,


  1. Debby,your brag bookis absolutely wonderful with great details. There is going to be one lucky winner!

  2. What a great idea to make a brag book using envelopes -- seeing your finished project pages is very helpful.

  3. Beautiful brag book and so full of details. Wonderful.

  4. what a fantastic brag book! I also love the simplicity of the note pads.... thinking I should make some! :)

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  6. Debby, Thank you for the inspiration. It makes me want to pack my bags and go somewhere new. THANK YOU for being do generous and giving away your beautiful brag book. I can tell you put in a lot of hard work and heart into it. Cheerio!

  7. Both projects are fantastic!!!! Thank you for hopping with us!

  8. That foliope is awesome! Fantastic idea to make notepads! Pinning that idea!

  9. Debby what a wonderful treat to be able to win your journal. It came out great!! Love all the details. And the digital hybrid notepads are genius! Love this idea. Thanks for sharing. :)

  10. What adorable little book. I'd love to have it for a gift for my sister. As she went to London.

  11. I think you did a fantastic job. Love the book. Hope you have a tutorial if I don't win so I can give it a try. : )

  12. Oh my! So creative. Both projects are beautiful!

  13. Great job, Debby! Love both projects. I am going order the bookbinding glue so that it will arrive with my next kit. Thanks for sharing!! Cheerio!!

  14. Hi Debby! I love you Keep Calm note pad. I collect those too so great idea. It would be great to win the brag book . Thanks for the chance.

  15. Love the foliope project and those adorable notepads! Newark, DE.

  16. The note pad is ingenious! Awesome idea!

  17. Love the idea of the notepad and how generous of you to give away your book, great job on both!

  18. What wonderful, inspiring projects!

  19. Love the mini book! Way cool and such fun.
    Those note pads are great and the sentiment would be lots of fun to fill in for each note. What a fun idea :)

  20. Pennsylvania here. Love the London Calling collection and your brag book. Great work!

  21. The mini book is adorable. And the note pads are awesome. I keep forgetting that I can make my own.

  22. The London book is super! Reminds me of my birthplace! Linda

  23. Wow, your envelope book is just beautiful, so incredibly kind of you to part with it, but with this group you know it will go to someone that really appreciates it and knows the effort that goes into such a cool project. Your note pads are so clever too, thanks for sharing!

  24. I love the envelope folio for all the bits and pieces that come home with me from a trip, besides the photos.

  25. Forgot to say that I am from Massachusetts.

  26. great job - who wouldnot love to have this ? ;)) send it my way

  27. I NEED to try that envelop folio this weekend! I love it!

  28. Your creativity warmed me up on this snow Illinois night!

  29. Great creations. Love the notepad idea. Great gift.

  30. Janet in Georgia here, I love the brag book but I am exceptionally keen on the notepad! What a great idea, those would make super cute gifts!

  31. Love London and detail of this book. Luck to you all.

  32. I am so happy to have found your blog via Club Scrap! As the mom of two boys I am often frustrated by the feminine feel of many kits. It just doesn't fit with my football playing, wrestling, computer geek. I will begin to follow you faithfully as I retreat from my "Oh, no, not another flower" slump. The book is a perfect way to display my too few pictures of a quick trip to London a few years back.

  33. What an amazing project - so fun! Thanks for sharing!!

  34. Absolutely fabulous, I love this brag book! The ribbon on the cover is so unique and the pop of color works perfectly. Great job and thank you for sharing!
    LT - Alabama

  35. Such great ideas! Thank you for your creativity!

  36. How can you bear to part with such a fabulous creation? I would so love to win it for my neighbor - we are crating buddies here in NE Ohio and she is a huge fan of everything British - this would be perfect for her to keep her mementos in from her last trip to England! I also appreciate the idea for the notepads - I am using that one soon! Thanks again! Melanie -OH

  37. Beautiful as usual Debby. So creative. It would be perfect for my son who got to go to London last year!

  38. Beautiful job Debby! I love the details and all the foldouts. Thanks for sharing, Sheri - AL.