This blog as been primarily created as a place for me to record and organize my scrapbooking thoughts and ideas. Hopefully, it will inspire other scrappers in their endevours! Have fun!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Out With the Old Mini

Hello Scrappers! Here is a mini album I made a little while ago for a "Out with the old in with the new" themed swap over on Swap-bot. I started making the actual album around Christmas break and when I joined this swap I knew it would be perfect. As it turns out it was. The person I sent it to loved it and had the perfect use for it! I got the idea/pattern from Laura at Following the Paper Trail. She showed us how to make it during a New Years Eve show she did. Click HERE to see it over on USTREAM. The whole tutorial is in two parts and I will warn you that we were having a New Year's Eve party during this show so she does do quite a bit of talking and it does take a little while to get through the whole album. Oh yeah, and when you are watching you'll notice she gives a little shout out to 'Flutterflies22'...um that was me! I asked a question in the chat thinking someone in the chat would answer me but Laura answered me! I was so pumped, she's like my greatest inspiration :) Anyways, enough of that check out my mini!

I made the covers of the mini with regular chipboard and covered with plain black cardstock. It's a little hard to see but there is a shimmer to it and that is from some glimmer mist. I made the title by painting some wooden letters. I bound this book with my Cinch. It was the very first project I made with my Cinch! Then there is just a bunch of sheer ribbons tied on the binding.

Here is the inside of the book. Sorry I didn't rotate this picture, I forgot but the pink and green side has a pocket where the tag is stuck into but the pink square flops out and that is a matchbook style pocket. The yellow and purple side actually has two pockets; the one the tags are in and then there's one more below.
For the tags I covered regular shipping tags with paper and looped the same ribbon I used on the binding through the whole.

This is another of the larger pockets.

Another of the larger pockets and little pockets :)

I highly recommend checking out Laura's blog, her USTREAM, and YouTube channel. This mini was really easy to make and I hope to make another! Until then, Happy Scrappin'! SB


  1. Oh!! your mini albums are adorable. I have been scrapbooking for a couple of years now. I have been meaning to do a mini for quite sometime now....but have been distracted with other projects. I have started following your blog to get inspirations. Its sure a great place to peep-in.

    Cheers! (Chinnu from SB)

  2. This is so cute! I really love the ribbons on the binding, and the tags are pretty fun too.
    Amy528 from swapbot