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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

a mini-scrapbook...

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While cleaning and organizing my little scrapbook space, I came across this little scrapbook I made a few years ago from an altoid tin.
 It was a really fun & easy project.
Just take an empty altoid tin and wash it.
Assemble some scraps of cardstock, some ribbon and whatever little embellishments you have and 2 punches.
For this project I used the Marcy Uchida circle punch (2 1/4 inch size, which fits perfectly into the tin) and an EK Success Flower Punch.
You also need a set of little pictures to go inside the scrapbook.
Walmart makes this easy with the various size miniature prints you can make under the 'collage' setting at their in-store photo kiosks.
You start by punching a circle out of cardstock to cover up the altoid label on your tin.
Embellish the circle with a punched flower, a brad and some ribbon as shown.
 Or whatever other creative ideas you have. I am all about making a project your own!
Inside the tin is your 'mini scrapbook'. Punch as many circles for the scrapbook as you like. I recommend around 6-7 circles.
Place an eyelet at the top of each circle page to provide a place to insert ribbon to tie the scrapbook pages together.
Then build each page however you like. On each page of my mini, I have included a picture, a punched flower and a button. I have inked the edges of the flowers and circles for a little added dimension.
Building the pages is your time to play.
Mix and match colors! Switch up embellishments!
This project makes a great little gift for Grandparents. Or a nice little purse-sized scrapbook.
It would also be a great birthday party craft.
You only needs some tins, cardstock scraps, a few punches and whatever else you have on hand for embellishments.
This is one of my favorite projects ever!

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Christy said...

Oh my! This is just TOOOO cute! I need to go buy and eat a can full of altoids now! At least nobody will complain about my breath by the end of this project. I'm so glad you shared!

Grace said...

That is such a cute idea. It would be a fun little gift too, wouldn't it.

Angie, I passed on a little game to you on my last blog post. Check it out here: Feel free to join or not as you wish - totally up to you.

Lorie said...

What a cute book! My mom would probably love to carry that around in her purse with pictures of her grandkids in it!

Thanks for linking up to Show and Tell Saturday!

Terry said...

How cute and looks like a great way to use those smaller pictures that sometimes get lost. Definitely on my to do list now!

this blessed nest said...

perfect grandparents gift!
darling packaging with all the little extras.

thanks again for linking up!


wow 3 links from it!

Denise Marie said...

Love,love,love this!!
I'm your 100th follower...Girl you gotta do a give-away. lol

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

This is so cute, I love little places to stash things and what better to use this one for than for pictures of you sweet kiddos! Would love you to join me at A Crafty Soiree, every Thursday.

Nesty Girl said...

Great idea! I love mini-albums,and Altoids tins are perfect! I actually have an Altoid Sours tin in my "stash" and lots of fall paper left over from the Bo Bunny project I'm featuring on my blog today. I think I know what I'll be doing this evening!

Visiting from MTWC. Have a great day!

Nesty Girl said...

OK, after a look around I see that you're a NS girl living in Alberta. I'm a NS girl living in BC! I'm now following; us Bluenosers have to stick together :)

Sandy Ang said...

What a lovely way to store your mini-album. Love the pics.

April said...

Cute! I love mini scrapbooks!

Charlene said...

Soo adorable, and the album is cute too!! Gifts that come from the heart are the best every.

suzanne-allen said...

I knew your mini-scrapbook craft prject would be chosen as one of the best. It is a great idea, kind of like a little mini time capsule of memories!

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