Monday, September 18, 2017

DIY Mini Album

 Today I have something a little different to share with you....a handmade mini album! The method I used is fairly versatile in that you can make it any size you like, with as many pages as you need, and create anything from a smash book to a mini scrapbook album. Since I was in need of a new "birthday book" I made each two page layout into a monthly calendar to keep track of special days.
To view a step by step tutorial for creating this little book, visit the Cropstop blog today.
 If you'd like to make your own "special dates" book, I also included a free zip file on the Cropstop blog.
Just a little tip: Using a paper stack takes "all the work" out of picking papers - they all coordinated and match perfectly because they all come from the same paper pack!
Supplies and Tools:
Mosaic Memories Paper Stack (Recollections), Grey Burlap Flower (Canvas Corp), Burlap Trim (Petaloo), Teastained Flower (Petaloo), Burlap String, Canvas Fabric, ATG gun, Cardboard, Kraft Cardstock, Scallop Tags #2 die (Sizzix), Biblical Impressions stamps, Ground Espresso Distress Ink, Small Flower Punch, Pearls, Blossom Trim Punch (Martha Stewart)

This post linked to:
Mini Album Makers Challenge
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Anything goes with ribbon/trim/lace


SewPaperPaint said...

It's a great album and such a neat idea to keep birthdays inside. I really need to make one of these. Thank you so much for sharing with our first challenge at Mini Album Makers. Hugs, Autumn

laurie said...

What an awesome project!!!

Redanne said...

A birthday album is such a great idea and how lovely to have a handmade one. The flower on the front is beautiful and I love the layout of your pages! Thank you for joining in our first challenge at Mini Album Makers. Anne x

Karen Letchworth said...

This is simply gorgeous, Esther. Thanks so much for linking it up with us. Great use of your trims, too.
Really Reasonable Ribbon

Nancy Wethington said...

A birthday album and a paper stack are both great ideas! Thanks for joining the challenge at Mini Album Makers Challenge blog.

Gloria Stengel said...

What a great mini. I love that huge Canvas Corp (?) flower on the front. I have some of the burlap flowers in my stash...but I am hoarding them. ;) Your project is so inspiring! Thanks for joining our FIRST challenge at Mini Album Makers!

Words and Pictures said...

What an elegant album - very sharp and chic. Thank you so much for playing along with the first Mini Album Makers Challenge.
Alison x

Virginia said...

What a fabby card and a great addition to our challenge. Thanks for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon. Huggs from Ginny at Polly's Paper Studio!