Friday, April 10, 2009

*special delivery* mini album

I spent a little time today creating this mini album for my mother-in-law. She just had surgery, and I wanted to send her something special. I found a tutorial for a toilet paper tube mini album on the Stampin' Up website, and it's the perfect size! I'd really like to get this in the mail this weekend, and I knew if I picked something too big I would end up putting tons of time into it, and I'd be lucky if I got it in the mail by the end of the month!

Here's a peek at each of the tubes... I mean pages. Do they look familiar? I *borrowed* a few ideas from some of the cards I've made recently. What a time saver!

The next three pictures show the inserts that fit inside each of the pages. I *borrowed* the idea for this flower from the talented Julie Ebersole.

I think I'll have my write a little something to their grandma on the back of this insert. Grandmas love notes from their grandkids!

I will definitely be making one of these again! It's kind of funny that the pages are made out of toilet paper tubes. They make for nice sturdy pages, that's for sure! Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a fun weekend planned... with some time for stamping, of course!
Toilet paper tubes. Folk Art vintage white and linen craft paints. Patterned papers by Making Memories. Snail, tall grass, and flower stamps; special delivery, just because, miss you, hoo loves you, and feel better soon sentiments; pink tutu sheer ribbon by A Muse. Flower eyelets by Oriental Trading Company. Fruit punch stickles. Tattered Angels pearl glimmer mist. Clear spica glitter pen. Stampin' Up kiwi kiss, riding hood red, tangerine tango classic inks; blender pen; markers; watercolor paper; dimensionals; owl, branch, and mouse images. In our thoughts and prayers sentiment by Melissa Frances. Ketto images by Stamping Bella. Binder rings from WalMart office section. Peach satin ribbon by Ribbon fx. Green grosgrain ribbon by JoAnn Craft Essentials.


Alanna Harris said...

your little book is sooo pretty! What a great idea to use TP tubes!! Thanks for the inspiration.

Elena said...

I love that you used card ideas for your pages. It would be a great way to recycle handmade cards/card fronts for a mini book.

Helen said...

What a great idea and your little book is so unique and inspiring. Where on the Stampin' Up site is the tutorial located - I looked but couldn't find it.

Novell said...

Wow! What a fun idea! All the pages are so cute, too!

Pamela S. Wade said...

This is so cute Becky! What a great idea! ~~Pam

Shannon Roberts said...

I was unable to find either??!! Even did a search! This is so good! You did an amazing job! Please let me know where I can find it THX!! ~ Shannon

Kim said...

Hey Becky,

I'd like to try my hand at this too, but I was also unable to find the tutorial. Can you provide a link?

Thanks, Kim