Saturday, August 23, 2008

ANYTHING CAN BE A TEMPLATE!!


I used this months Kit from Scrapbook Obsessions, to make this project. Here is a tutorial to show you what I did. It wasnt that hard and made a cute little book.
You can see the kit HERE.


HOW TO MAKE A MINI ALBUM FROM SCRATCH.
Using leftovers from this months kit from Scrapbook Obsessions.

I used this package of Making Memories Noteworthy Brads as my template.

These are the Brads Im talking about.


On the backside of a piece of patterned paper. ( I used Harvest Moon by Pink Paislee in this months kit) Trace around The templates outside edge. CUT OUT.

Using a bone folder or scoring tool. Score at the folds just like the brad packaging.


Punch a hole (large enough for a brad) half inch in from each side.



Using the stamp roller and the ink in this months kit as well as the Banana bliss from the add ons. I inked the white side of the album
to give it some character

Cut out the number of pages that you want to go in your album from scrap pieces left from your kit.
Measuring 4 and 1/2 by 3 and 1/2, SCORE 1 inch in on each page.

Punch holes in each one and put a large brad to hold them in place.




Cut the ribbon (in this months kit) In half and place along the edge by the brads.



Decorate your cover with 2 smaller scraps cut in rectangles then adhere a flower with the center taken out and replaced with a jewel. Add a glittery sparkly B and tiny Making memories letter stickers to spell your self.




Crop your photos to size of the pages. Embelish as wished.
I used rub ons that I rubbed on scrap paper and cut out along with flowers and epoxys to decorate my pages.





The last page I adhered to the back of the album so It wouldn't FLOP open and tear easily.

You can find other projects and tutorials at Scrapbook Obsessions to go along with this months kit. The Design Team has worked hard to put lots of fun pages and projects up for inspiration.

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Its been raining and raining here today. The Tropical storm Fay is blowing through veryyyy slooowwwllly. It is ok though.. we need the rain.
Bella has her BFF Eva Caroline over to play today. I finished up my remaining project for Scrapbook Obsessions, and now gonna attempt to clean up my mess I made haha. I am tryin to think of something good to fix for dinner tonight. Nothing has appealed to me lately. So HOT who cares about eating. Blahhh.


I also wanted to let you know that THE PEN PALS CHALLENGE is up. They are gonna wait another week for everyone to get their pages or your definition of the challenge sent in. SO go ahead and join in. IS a wonderful way to polish your Journaling skills!
They are also looking for Guest challenge hosts so be sure and play along for your chance to host one of the challenges there.

Hope everyone has a great weekend.

19 comments:

Beth said...
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Beth said...

That minibook is fab

Christina said...

Love the mini album- great job!!

Regan said...

this is just adorable- how very cleaver!!

Adrienne said...

LOVE IT!!!!

Lisa said...

This is soooo cute, thanks for sharing the tutorial!

Lynn said...

wow! awesome book!!!!

Wendy said...

I love the mini album also...you are so awesome!!!

Greta Adams said...

girl that is rocking...im going to hafta do that fo sho!!

Patti Smith said...

Thank You Nancy for taking the time to do this tutorial. I love this and am going to give it a try coz I love mini books.

Sasha said...

UMM yah that is slammin girl

Dawn said...

Love it Nancy!

Colette Bate said...

Wow! What an amazing little album ... and IMHO there's nothing better than seeing someone use ALL of their kit! hahahaha

If you ask me EVERYTHING that is Noteworthy about Making Memories is scrap-able. And, it's just a brilliant idea to use the packaging as a template. It's really has turned out so cute ... and will definately make me look at the 'wrapper' as well as the embellies the next time I go shopping!

Awesome work, hon!

Didi said...

You are SO clever Nancy!!! LOVE that little book!!!! stinkin cute!!!

The Squared One said...

This is incredible!!! Nancy, nothing short of amazing!

Pearl said...

O Nancy ! Dude !!!! So good to see you scrappin' away ! You Rawk the PP Vintage Moon !!! woohoo !!!love this mini album project ! must try it soon !

Julie said...

Wow! You are so creative!! Love that mini book!!

Elisa said...

Wow, gorgeous minialbum!

jerseytjej said...

Thank you SO much for doing this. As I craft and scrap alone in my small city, I depend on tips, and advice from those that know and do better-1

You rock...
Hugs,

Gina in Sweden