With graduation season and the start of the summer wedding season upon us here in the USA, this a fabulous time of year for creating some mini-albums or brag books! You could have out a brag displayed at a graduation party containing pictures of the graduate from kindergarten right on through to senior year. Or maybe at a wedding shower, you have all the guests write messages on pieces of card stock or Designer Series Paper and then bind the good wishes into a little mini album for the happy couple. So many possibilities. Today I am going to share how you can make this happen with supplies you likely already have in your crafting space.
Mini Album Idea #1
Take your Top Notes Bigz Die and cut an album front and back from the thick white posterboard like sheet that comes with Designer Series Paper. Cut several pieces of card stock for the pages of th album. Make holes in the album using either a hole punch or Crop-o-dile and use O-rings to hold the album together.
Mini Album Idea #2
Take some chipboard or cardboard to cut out album covers with your Ovals Collection Framelits (or others that you prefer) and cut inside pages on Designer Series Paper. Make a single hole or a pair of holes so that you can thread through either ribbon or Baker's Twine to hold the pages of the album together.
DISCLAIMER: Framelits are designed to be used with a single sheet of card stock or Designer Series Paper. While my Framelits did cut the cardboard just fine, the "sandwich" that ran through my Big Shot was quite substantial...everything seemed to be in good working shape when I was done, but do know that you might void product warranties by using the Framelits with such thick material.
Mini Album Idea #3
Cut chipboard into a 4", 5" or 6" squares for an album cover and back. Cut Designer Series Paper or card stock to thhe same size fo the inside pages of the mini album. Punch two holes along one side and use O-rings, ribbon, or Baker's Twine to hold the album together. The pieces that came with the May Paper Pumpkin Kit measured 5".
The ideas in this post were all inspired by the May Paper Pumpkin kit...some of you receive this and some of you do not. For those who are curious, here is what comes in the kit:
While it would be a challenge to replicate the little self-adhesive images when creating your own kit, you could certainly make up some page embellishments using your Stampin' Up! punches, some stamps, and a ink.
I've not yet had a chance to put together all the pages from the Paper Pumpkin kt...so sorry to those of you who that is what I meant when I said I would be showing you the rest of the kit today! However, as soon as I do get it done, I will be sure to share it with you! Love, love, love this kit...my favorite Paper Pumpkin kit so far!
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