Sunday, November 14, 2010

Holiday Baking Mini

Today is challenge day at Cricut Mini Albums. The theme this week was holiday baking. Thanksgiving was a month ago for us, so I focused on Christmas baking. Honestly, we don't do much other than cookies for Santa. Every year I set out with grand plans to bake, and they crash and burn, but I do have some favorite cookie recipies... Yummmm! This week I decided to make a toilet paper album. Each page has a tag tucked inside it. I followed THIS tutorial from Mary of CardzTV. Here is my little album"



The paper I used is all from a Chritmas stack from K & Company (I think...) I thought it was just adorable paper.



I topped each tag with black, and a ribbon. You can just see the edges of them, because they are tucked inside the toilet paper roll. Clever eh??



The side that has the patterned paper, will have some pictures on them. I have cute pics of the kids doing holiday baking from year to year.



I ran the toilet paper rolls through my Big Shot, to help flatten them. Then covered them with paper that was 6x4 (the width of my rolls).



The tags were cut at 4 inches from Sweet Treats. I will use them to put recipies on.



The rolls are held together with 2 eyelets at one end, for the rings to go through. The other end is left open for the tag.



I used lots of cartridges for this album. Sweet Treats for the tags, Cutting Up, From my Kitchen, Making the Grade, Sesame Street Font, for the words. Doodlecharms, Smiley Cards, Winter Frolic, Christmas Cheer and Mini Monsters for the little decorations on each page.

I think it turned out really cute! I may use it as a stocking stuffer for my mum. I think she'd really like it! Come back tomorrow for the winners of the blog hops!

Some challenges:
Bunny Zoe Crafts - christmas not a card
Easy Craft Projects - red
wee memories - use patterned paper
2 Sisters - christmas
Crazy 4 Challenges - christmas
Creative Cottage - for someone special at christmas

A la prochaine...

13 comments:

Heidi said...

What a cute idea. I've never done a mini album but maybe I should! TFS such a fun project.

Heather said...

Such a cute idea. TFS

GreenScrap said...

That is so cute Michelle!! I love the cuts!! So cute!! TFS!! Take Care!!
Jennie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

*Star said...

That is so darn cute!!!
Tfs and have a great day. :)

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Very cute! Great papers!

Tanya said...

Great toilet paper album, I have been working on one too :)

aremus said...

Great little album. So cute. TFS!!

amandaremus at gmail dot com

shelly said...

I have never seen a toliet paper album!!! This has got to be the most creative item that I have ever seen!!! LOL I absolutely love it! This would be a great idea for the Girl Scouts, cuz its almost FREE!!! This is soooo awesome!
Thanks for sharing!

Tabitha said...

Love the idea of this. Have to give it a try, thanks for sharing.

Sharon said...

Your album is sooooo very very cute!! Love all the pages and tags!! :)

Janis said...

I love this!!!!! :) Janis

Laurel said...

What a fabulous little album! Thanks so much for playing at Wee Memories.

Mina said...

oooohhhh this is so cute Michelle and a great idea too...thanks for joining in with the Bunny Zoe's Crafts monthly challenge
Mina xxx