I don't know about you, but my kids love macaroni and cheese, cereal, and our "snack cupboard" needs restocking every few days. I am constantly flattening these and other kinds of boxes for the recycling bin. One day, when I had an excess of the boxes, I thought: "Hey, I am throwing away good chipboard here." I decided to make something with them. I ran them through my sizzix machine. I covered them with coordinating papers, and here is how my mini-album turned out:
I didn't happen to have any ring binders available, so I tied my Lowe's twine (see, I TOLD you I use it for everything) in the three little holes, and the album opens and closes just fine. I also used twine for the center of my flower.
The album was four pieces thick. Here is a shot of the inside:
I just love how it turned out. Then, I had one extra piece. I wanted to make my older daughter something, because it seems like most of my scrapbook pages are about my younger daughter lately. I made her a little "sign" to hang in her room.