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Heidi Swapp - Choose Happy Canvas Mini Book


I am so excited to share with you this special project I created for Heidi Swapp's blog today! It is by far one of my favorite projects I have ever made - mostly because it only took me 15 minutes to make. YES! You heard me right! Once you have your supplies gathered it only takes 15 minutes! Talk about instant gratification!

This wooden canvas board has a binding mechanism on it to hang Heidi Swapp's new 4x6 cards from last week's new Hello Today release! All I did was punch holes at the top of the cards and slid them on. You can get the entire step by step tutorial on her blog!

After you find a cool place to hang your new piece of art in Heidi's handwriting, you can get to decorating the pages! I chose pictures to remind me to "Choose Happy" and I will be adding to my book every time I have a favorite "happy" photo.


I couldn't wait to dig into the new supplies from the Hello Today release. There are new layered banners and clear stickers that are perfect for layering along with the chipboard stickers (from the last Hello Today release).



The 4x6 cards make the perfect background paper for the new 3x4 cards! They have the best prompts! I just glued one on the 4x6 card and added my photo, paper punches, Color Magic Paper Goods, and a chipboard sticker!



The new Clear Stickers work perfectly in so many other products like the Color Magic Paper Goods... I really love layering it all!



I am in love with the new Butterfly Clips that I could use them on every project if I had enough! They are so much fun. Each one has a rhinestone for a little bling.






I think my favorite part of using these 4x6 cards is that most of the hard work has been done for me! The patterns are already outstanding... I can customize them by adding some stickers or ephemera!

I hope you were inspired to make something for your home that will remind you to be grateful and happy!

Create Well: Make an extra copy of a favorite photo so that you can add it to a 4x6 card to document your many blessings.

6 comments

  1. This project is fabulous and documents all those happy moments. I am wondering where I can order the binder mechanism? I have searched everywhere I can think of, no luck. Thanks for your help on this.

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    1. Terri, my sister found some at either Joanne's or Beverly's for me while in California. I know Tim Holtz has them as well... The kind she got for me were bulk and she could buy them separately at a low cost. But sadly this is my last one so I am on the hunt for more. I will let you know where I find them this time ;)

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  2. I just love this little album with all the Hello Today stuff layered up so pretty! I wish my Michaels would hurry and get the new release stuff!!!

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    1. It should already be out Carri! Check the sticker aisle. There is a 2.5 foot display there in the scrapbooking aisle. Only selective stores will be carrying it.

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  3. Ahhh, Jennifer, thank you for suggesting Joannes That is where I found the binder mechanisms. I bought the 3 that fit on the peg. They were even on sale. So thanks again!

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    1. YEAH Terri! That's why my sister called me from California and said "do you want me to buy them for you?" lol... I need some more so I hopefully can find them locally too.

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