Tuesday, September 7, 2021

BBQ Summer Scrapbook Album and the Cinch Tool

Happy Tuesday friends! I hope everyone enjoyed the Labor Day holiday weekend. I was busy organizing our new home, crafting, and enjoying a fun BBQ with friends. I was inspired by our time together and decided to make this little album titled Daddio of the Patio. It's perfect for grillin' and chillin' memories, and ... it makes a great gift idea for anyone that spends time cooking dinner for friends and family.

Summer BBQ Grilling Scrapbook Album by Artsy Albums

To start, I made my album by cutting six pieces of black chipboard that were 4.5"x 6.5". I layered 4.25" x 6.25" white card stock pieces on top, then added colorful 4"x6" pattern papers.
Summer BBQ Scrapbook Album Page with a grill, hamburgers, and cute little ants

I chose Doodlebug's, Bar-B-Cute Collection which was perfect for this project. Check out the first page ... the grill, the burgers, and those cute little ants! What a great spot for a photo of "daddio of the patio".

Summer BBQ Grilling Scrapbook Album Page with a hamburger and red gingham paper

I added lots of cute embellishments from the Odds & Ends, Chit Chat, Icon stickers, Mini Icon stickers, and This & That sticker sheet (links below).

Summer BBQ Grilling Scrapbook Album Page with a cute sunshine and a heart

Every Doodlebug sunshine makes me smile! I'm so glad I had one left in my stash for this page! 🌞

Do you cook outside a lot in the summer? What are your favorite grill recipes? I would love some new suggestions! We cook salmon with lemon butter sauce, slow cooked ribs and pulled pork, chicken wings, grilled corn on the cob, and of course ... burgers and dogs!

Summer BBQ Grilling Scrapbook Album Page with an oven mitt, tools, grill, and food

The cute print on this page is called Picnic in the Park and I love all those little images. The background paper is appropriately named Blueberry Plaid!

Summer BBQ Grilling Scrapbook Album Page with lemons, watermelon, and a colorful plaid

This mini would be great for photos of a neighborhood get-together, the July 4th holiday, Memorial Day weekend, a picnic in the park, family gatherings, warm weather, and lots of good food. And ... I love the little watermelon slices on this page! 🍉

Summer BBQ Grilling Scrapbook Album Page with a cherry pie and cherries

That cute cherry pie reminds me of a funny family story. When I was little our whole family would get together with my grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. One summer, my grandmother had spent half the day baking a cherry pie for everyone. My father, who has always been quite the prankster, grabbed a spoon when no one was looking and carefully scooped out (and ATE!) all of the cherries from inside the pie, leaving just the undisturbed crust on top! Oh my poor grandmother, lol! But she took everything her son-in-laws did in stride because when they got together, there was no telling what shenanigans would ensue, lol!

Once all the papers were layered on to the pages, I used my new Mini Cinch Tool to punch binding holes at the top of each page. I learned about the Cinch tool years ago when I was a designer for We R Memory Keepers and have loved the original size Cinch since it was introduced. When the mini version came out, I couldn't wait to add it to my list of favorites tools! 

I hope this mini inspires a new project for you! Thanks for stopping by and have a great day :)

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