Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Try it Tuesday ~ a mini album!!

This is a mini  "purse" album I made for one of my grands!! I used Bo Bunny paper and added some "fun" trims and charms to the front. I painted about an inch in on the ring side with Claudine Hellmuth  pink paint.
I really like the look of painting the ring side instead of covering with paper ~ it breaks the pattern up nicely!
A close~up of the trims and charms!!

This is a close~up of the trims and charms used on the front!

These are the inside pages.  I added more trims and Primas, brads and buttons.  I used the tiny alphas to journal with.  The picture sizes are about a 3"x4".  Black and white and color photos were both used.

One of my favorite things to do is make something out of something that might be ready for the goodwill or doesn't have a use anymore~re-purpose it!!  I took these old view-master reels and cut them in half to make the top of my ice cream cone.  I added some red felt for the cherry on top and spelled out the word CREATE.  It made a super cute banner!!!

Here is a close~up of the banner!!  So for Try it Tuesday you have several things to try.  Have a fun ~crafty day!!! I'll be doing laundry and scrapbooking!!!


  1. Oh aren't those cute?!!! Love them!

  2. How cool your banner looks! And your album, too!

  3. Connie love love love the mini! And I also like to repurpose items that might otherwise be considered trash! Cute banner!

  4. Beautiful work Connie! I just love love that purse!!

  5. oh i love those reels!!! i loooved them and bought them everywhere we went. awesome!


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