Thursday, October 4, 2012

Mini Album

Nanny Donna's Mini Album

Here is a mini album that came to be during one of my not so creative moments. Sometimes creativity takes a break and leaves the mind...blank?
Other times it's hard to turn the darn thing off!! as everything gives us ideas...
Somewhere in between those moments, this is what I came up with.
A mini album made from Black Currant printed cardstock, my trusty little cricut and Story Book cartridge...a trip to the dollar store for the paper clips, good ol' Walmart for the black and white flowers and ribbons...and Le Voila
Mini album!

Materials used for this project:
Story Book Cartridge
Black Currant printed cardstock
Paper Clips from Dollar Store
Flowers from WalMart crafting department
Small stapler
Aleene's Tacky Glue
Glue runner
Small/medium circle punch
Scalloped edge punch
Sizzix Embossing Boutique and small polka-dot embossing folder.

Determine how many sleeves you want for your mini album.
I chose 10.
10 cardstock cut 9 inches x 5 1/2 inches
To make sleeve: fold cardstock in half to make finished sleeve 4 1/2 inches x 5 1/2 inches long.
Glue or use score tape to close along bottom to make pocket.
Using small or medium circle punch, punch out half circle to make room for your pull tabs.
Score 1/2 inch at bottom of pocket of each pocket.
Embellish both sides of pockets to your liking.
I used the pockets for my cover and back cover.
Cut 8 inch x 4 1/2 inch cardstock for spine of mini album.
Cut cardstock 4 1/2 inches x 5 1/2 inches to glue pockets to, evenly spacing each pocket...glue pockets (evenly placed) on the bottom fold to cardstock.
Score spine 1inch and 6 inches to wrap around your front and back of album, glue together with pocket and first spine to make a stronger spine for album.
Cut 2 1/2 inch x 4 1/2 inch coordinating cardstock for corners. Score in center to make fold for corners and attach.
Add your personal touches.

For Tabs:
Cut 10 pull tabs - finished size 5 1/2 inches x 4 inches.
Using scalloped edge punch, punch either both ends of pull tab, or just the front (the end showing once it's placed inside the sleeve.)
Place ribbon on either the left hand side of pull out tab or right hand side, whichever you like.
Make a ribbon pull tab and staple to pull out tab.
Glue white 'rose buds' to embellish.
And you are all set to add your pictures, captions to your mini album.

I used a several of the Story Book cuts to make little tags, double and sometimes tripled the layers to add dimension once they are glued together. If you wish to write on these tags, I'd suggestion doing it before you emboss!

Hope this made sense, and happy scrapping....