Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Christmas Mini Album

This week at Cricut Mini Albums, the challenge is to make a Christmas mini album. I was wanting to make something I could use as a stocking stuffer for my sister, so I decided to make a toilet paper roll album. It came together really quickly:

All the paper is from a DCWV stack. It is gorgeous paper, but I discovered that the thicker paper is a little tricky to glue around the rolls.

Almost all the cuts are from Joys of the Season. One of the best things about the design teams I am on, is that I am re-discovering some of my older cartridges.

I cut all the toilet paper rolls down to 4 inches in length. One of the rolls is slightly wider than the others, but I used it as the cover, and you can't even tell.

To hold the whole thing together, I punched holes at one end, and used my Cropodile to put eyelets. Then I used 2 binder rings to attach it all. Easy Peasy!

The tags are cut from Sweet Treats at 4 inches, and I bought the gold ribbon at my LSS.

The "believe" cut is the only one not from Joys of the Season, I cut it from Gypsy Wanderings.

I am going to put some pictures of the kids on the tags. My sister lives far away, and doesn't often get to see them. I thought this way, she could have a few pictures close by.

Some challenges:

All Sorts - last minute christmas
Charisma Cardz - christmas gift
One Stitch at a Time - anything goes

I will post the winner from the Paper Playtime Blog Hop later today.

A la prochaine...


Scrappymama Elaine said...

very nice! I haven't seen the toilet paper roll albums before. Nifty idea.

Sharon said...

Great album! Love that paper. I'm sure your sister is going to love it!!!

Ruthie @ SeptemberNinth said...

Super cutre Michelle! Your sister is going to Love it! :)

Ruthie :)

Leanne said...

WOW this is fabulous!

This would be a fabulous entry into the Top Tip Tuesday Christmas Inspired challenge this week - you can enter as many times as you like!

Hope to see you there! Leanne xx

uksharon said...

Love the papers you've used especially the polka dot.
Thanks for joining us at OSAAT challenge this week.
Best wishes, Sharon

Marjo said...

Hi Michelle,

Love your toity paper album! Here I thought I was one of the few that ever made them. Lovin the papers and polka dots are one of my favs, and red to boot!

Thanks for sharing with us at OSAAT. Happy Holidays and a creative New Year.

Hugs, Marjo

Sally said...

This is gorgeous, what a lovely idea.
Thanks for joining us at Charisma.
Sally. X

shanna13 said...

Adorable little TP mini. Your sister is going to love it.

Vee said...

Wow!! this is just gorgeous. Thanks for joining our challenge this week at Charisma. Good luck.
xx Vee

Floppy Latte Designs said...

What a darling Idea! Fabulous! Thanks for sharing this with us at OSAAT this month, and we look forward to seeing you and your lovely creations at OSAAT in the New Year.

Floppy Latte Designs @ StitchyBear Digital Stamps

Deb said...

Wonderful gift idea, with fabulous traditional colors, thanks so much for joining us at OSAAT and many wishes for a Happy Holiday Season

brenda said...

A really super creation, thank you for sharing with us at Allsorts this week.

B x

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

This is such a clever idea! definitly going to try that....

Thanks for playing at Allsorts this week

Emma xxx

Laney said...

BeautifulProject and a great idea!!
Thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week,hope to see you again in the new year

Debbie (Little Gingham Bear) said...

Fabulous project - thanks for joining our final 2010 challenge at OSAAT
Merry Christmas,
Deb x