Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Mini Album (holiday)

I wanted to make something for Christmas to give away, and decided on some mini albums
this one is made of 4 toilet paper cardboard rolls (I have stacks of these saved up) ha, and some coordinating pattern paper...
Loads of fun to make since it goes so quick

I am entering this in a couple challenges:
Friday Mashup! use something recycled
Let's see if I can share some easy instructions:
You will need a few pieces of coordinating paper
and ribbon, and 4 toilet paper rolls
I use a heavy book to smash them flat
after they are flat, I cover them with paper

ex: see they are flattened :)

Once you have all 4 covered with your paper of choice, you need to punch two holes in the end
(I also put in eyelets but you don't have too--I am showing one with and w/o)
OR, you can use your zutter, and connect them like the 2nd ex.
(also, I love to ink all the edges, but I am into OVER-doing)
So then you just put them all together, and attach little loose leaf rings to the (punched holes)
I add a bunch of ribbon as well....
As for the band on the front, that is a "belly band" I just made it to hold it all together nicely...
*on another note, on my album I added little page fling flips (very ingenious name I gave it right?) ha
I'm so into technical talk ha....
Anyhow, I just made a piece of paper with the heighth and depth dimensions and cut it short, and scored a line at the end, and placed it in my t/p roll, to add another "page"
maybe my pic will show you better...what I am rattling on about....

 OK have fun making one!! :)



  1. wow, love all the different elements on each tag. what a great gift for someone special!

  2. Hi Sharon, What a fabulous project. Gorgeous pages, I'm still trying to work out how you made this from 4 cardboard tubes! Thanks so much for sharing your book with us.

    Kasey ~ in Oz
    Friday Mashup DT

  3. WOW! This is really awesome! I love those pages, they are gorgeous. I have to try and figure this out...are the toilet paper rolls the band that you put around the finished album?

    Thanks for joining us at The Friday Mashup with this great project!

  4. Very cute, and love the details!

  5. Great project! You must share some instructions! Thanks for playing the Friday Mashup!

  6. Ah, very good use of toilet paper rolls! And the finished product looks so much better. Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup.

  7. super cute!!! Ive been working on a couple of these myself:)
    Thank you for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon's Challenge this week!!!

  8. I make LOADS of projects out of TP rolls, but I love to see how others use them! Your mini is adorable! Love all of the yummy ribbons! :-)

    Thanks for palying along in the RRR challenge!