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Monday, January 2, 2012

A Recycled Mini Album

I made this mini album out of a roll of paper that my Christmas Wrapping paper came off of...

I found this cool tutorial here, at Artfull Crafts.  They used an A4 piece of paper, but I wanted mine a little bigger, and I wanted to use this paper.  I made another, using another roll of this paper, to make my Christmas album, you can see here.
 So, this is what the roll looks like after you use all of the wrapping paper.
 This is what it looks like after you cut an fold following the tutorial I linked above.
 And, this is the finished project!
 Twelve pages, six pockets made from the base papers.  I ended up making more as a way to close the pockets preserving their full size.  Instead of gluing the base pages together to create the pockets, I glued papers over the ends and bottoms (the brown print papers), and created more pockets on the pages.
 I used a variety of  things...Paper, a sticker, and tags from 7 Gypsies, Tim Holtz butterfly sticker and tickets, lace tape from Creative Imaginations, tags from Tattered Angels, Distress Ink, and Glimmer Mist.  The ribbon was from my stash.
 I made large tags, big enough for 4x6" photos, in every pocket and punched file tabs for them.  In two of the side pockets are the Tattered Angels tags.
 This is Ace...he is helping Mommy with the photos.
 So here are the pages.  I edged the papers with a Fiskars punch.
 The smaller brown tags I got in a grab bag.


 I bound the book with some Score tape, but also with a pamphlet stitch tied in a bow at the front.
This is a tag that goes into one of the four top pockets.

I hope you enjoyed this post!  Check out the tutorial, and grab some paper and make one for yourself!

Stay crafty in the NEW YEAR, my friends!

3 comments:

Kymberlee said...

Clever!

Audrey Frelx said...

Super-super cute album!!! Love how great it turned out!!!

Hope you had a wonderful holiday, and praying for a fantastic New Year!!!

Hugs, my friend!

Artfull Crafts Design Team said...

Kia Ora from New Zealand :-)

Thanks so much for linking back to our Artfull Crafts site. Your album looks amazing and we are thrilled you like the tutorial.