Home Grown Mini album
May 26, 2023
Hi Craft Friends!
Dana here. I've got a mini album project idea to share. I hope you find it helpful and you'll try making one for yourself. I'm using Clear Scraps Chipboard Baking Album Click here Isn’t this album cute? I love the rolling pin! You can use this album horizontally or vertically, whichever way you prefer.
To start, we'll be decorating the chipboard rolling pin first. The papers I'm using are from Simple Stories Simple Vintage Berry Fields collection.
I chose a wood grain paper to use on my rolling pin handles. I recommend using Beacon glue when working with chipboard. It has a strong bond and won't curl up. I traced around both handles and cut out both pieces. Then glued both pieces onto the handles. Taking my x-acto knife, I trimmed away any excess paper. Then using my Distress tool I smoothed any rough edges. Then I inked around the edges using Tim Holtz Distress Ink Gathered Twigs. I took another coordinating paper and repeated the same steps as we did with our rolling pin handles, however make sure you mark and punch out your 3 holes on your rolling pin before gluing down. Here how it should look:
Set your rolling pin aside for now, and chose some more coordinating papers to use to cover all your album pages, including the front and back covers. I left my tabs bare but you could cover with paper if you chose to. Be sure to punch your holes on the sides and ink your papers before gluing down. Here's a photo:
For the tabs, I cut some of the matching rub-ons from this paper collection, cut out and adhered onto the tab areas. On acouple tabs, I adhered some scrap papers instead of rub-ons. Here's a photo using the rub-ons.
Now we can start decorating our front cover. I fussy cut out this cute mason jar, inked along the edges and added some foam tape to the backside and then adhered onto the front cover. I added a chipboard sticker Sweet along the top, acouple heart stickers in scattered areas at the top. Here's a closeup look:
Page 1: I cut a floral paper measuring 5 x 3 &1/4 inches to use as a pocket. Using a border punch and some white cardstock, I punched this border and adhered along the top edge of my pocket, before gluing it to my page. I cut acouple Journaling cards and 1 tag from the tag sheet. I threaded some yellow jute cord through the hole on my tag. For my Bee card, I glued a Bee ephemera piece at the top along with the Bee-U-tiful sentiment! For the mason jar Journaling card I stamped a sentiment onto the front. Then tucked all 3 pieces into my pocket. Here's a photo of my cards:
I added a few enamel dots onto the right side of my pocket and added a sticker sentiment "Grow" on the left side.
Page 2: I took a few strands of light green jute cord and glued along the top of my mason jar. Then added a flower brad on top! You could add a photo or recipe card on the center of your mason jar if you like. I added a sticker sentiment to my tab area. Here's a closeup photo!
Page 3: I created a waterfall with 3 small Journaling cards, scored 1/2 inch at the top and adhered on my page.
Page 4: I cut a photo mat from white cardstock measuring 4x4 inches. I cut a portion from my rub-ons sheet and adhered on the right side of my photo mat before adhering onto my page at an angle. I added a strawberry chipboard sticker at the top. I took one of the ephemera cards and stapled it at the top before adhering on my page! Here's a closeup!
Page 5: I trimmed down a larger Journaling card and scored a 1/2 inch on the left side before adhering in the center of my page. I applied some of the matching washi tape at the top and bottom edges. Then added a heart brad at the top left corner.
Page 6: I left bare because I just love the image on this paper so I didn't to cover it up! But you certainly could add a photo here. Here's a photo!
On the back cover, I just adhered the same red striped paper. I also cut out the letters" Fresh" and adhered onto the front of my rolling pin. To finish my album, I took some red, light green and yellow ribbons and threaded through all 3 of my holes on my album, then tied each ribbon into a bow! Here a photo of my finished album!
I hope you enjoyed my album project and will grab your crafty supplies and start making one album for yourself. These make great gifts!
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Until next month, Happy Crafting!
Other Supplies Used:
Simple Stories Simple Vintage Berry Fields collection including rub-ons, Brads, enamel dots, 12x12 and 6x8 paper pads, score board, paper trimmer, Beacon glue, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Gathered Twigs, Distress tool, x-acto knife, Ribbons, jute cord,