Wednesday, January 14, 2009

LOVE Mini Album...

I don’t scrap very often, but couple of days ago I set down with a circle mini album in my head… I have a bunch of chipboard coasters that I purchased at Michaels ($1/pack)... and this is what I came up with, using some of those coasters as the covers of my mini book:




Stamps:
Love is Sweet and A Year of Sweet Sentiments (Taylored Expressions)...
Paper:
Valentine Key Ingredients pack and Snow White Choice paper (Taylored Expressions)…
Ink: Pitch Black Adirondack (Ranger Ink), Chocolate Chip (SU!)… Copic Markers…
Embellishments: chipboards shapes, Prima flowers, buttons, ribbon, Hamp Twine, pearls, red rhinestones, lace, clear acrylic hearts…
Tools: circle die (Spellbinders Nestabilities), Doily border punch (Martha Stewart), heart die (Sizzix), Word Window punch (SU!), sponge dauber...


1. I started my project with painting the chipboard letters and shape, using Vanilla and Strong Red acrylic paint. While the pieces were drying, I started to work on the cover and back of the mini book.
2. I sanded the surface of the chipboard coasters so the paper would adhere better, then covered them with pattern paper, using UHU TwistandGlue… let them dry… then I sanded and sponged the edges with Chocolate Chip ink…
3. Next I cut 4 circles out of Snow White Choice paper with my largest Nestabilities die… cut the designer and colored paper… and attached them to the circles…



4. Picked my photos... cut them with the circle die... and attached them to the pages...
5. Then I punched a bunch of strips of red paper with the Doily border punch, and attached them to the cover and the inside pages…


6. Now it was time to pick my cuppie images. :o) I stamped, colored, and cut them out... then I stamped the words and punched those out...
7. Die cut some hearts out of clear packaging with my Sizzix die... stamped some swirls on with Black StazOn...

...and after taking some flowers, buttons and other embellishments out... I put the pages and cover together. I used lots of dimensionals and glue dots...

I can always add more pages since I used a ring that opens up... so as long as there's room on the ring, I can add as many pages as I want to...

Thanks for looking!
Monika

14 comments:

Lesley Stein said...

How adorable! I can see this idea used for other events/holidays too!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

What a great album, Monika! ADORABLE!

Lorie said...

Holy cow...that is amazing!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Awesome, Monika!! Wow!!

Donna said...

this is SO special! love the pictures you put in there, esp the one with you & your ds smooching!

Barb said...

This is just freakin' adorable! LOVE IT!

Mary said...

Very pretty Monika. I will have to try making a round book. Yours came out great!

Mary

Amy Johnson said...

This is absolutely wonderful! I love it! How creative!

jules p said...

this is such a sweet album. Love it.

Stamp n Sparkle said...

Gorgeous album, LOVE it!

Jami said...

Wow Monika! That is super duper adorable!

Lynn said...

What an adorable project!
TFS

Dana (*danavee*) said...

Congratulations! This blog post was featured in the latest Carnival at http://www.craftcritique.com We would love it if you’d let YOUR blog readers know too… you know, share the love! Happy Valentine’s Day! Craft Critique loves you!

Tami Wood said...

This is totally awesome. I want to make one so bad. What an excellent project and such a nice writeup. THANKS SO MUCH FOR SHARING YOUR BEAUTIFUL MINI ALBUM.