Saturday, January 1, 2011

Remember 2010...with a mini-album

Supplies: Core'dinations cardstock, Jillibean Soup patterned paper, journaling sprout, corrugated alphas, sugar picks and kraft accordion album, Studio Calico stamps, Tsukineko ink, Helmar layering tape, Glue Dots, Making Memories sanding block and Spellbinders butterfly die.
Here's a quick little mini-album that you can put together in a night.

Step 1: Buy yourself two 4" kraft accordion albums by Jillibean Soup. Glue them together so that you have a strip long enough for a cover, back cover and 12 photos.
Step 2: Pick a line of double-sided paper that you like and buy one sheet of each. There are usually 6 papers in a line. For this project I used Pasta Fagioli by Jillibean Soup.
Step 3: Cut your papers so that you have at least two 3 3/4" squares of each paper. I used an additional four squares for the front and back covers of one of the papers as well.
Step 4: Print off a photo for each month. Edit and trim photos so that they measure approximately 3" wide by 3 1/4" high. Try to pick photos with an area where the monthly stamped word will fit.
Step 5: Stamp each month onto each photo using VersaFine by Tsukineko. It's my favourite far! The month stamps I used are by Studio Calico. Sadly, I don't see them for sale on their site anymore. You could also use letter stickers or, before you print off your photos, add the months by overlapping a text box on to each photo.
Step 6: Create the cover using Jillibean Soup corrugated alphas, journaling sprout and a sugar pick for the body of the butterfly. I used Core'dinations Core Impressions (Jillibean Soup Collection) and a Spellbinders' butterfly die....but you could easily use a punch.

I need to print off some photos for November and December today and get this album in the "done" pile on my crafting table.

Happy New Year! May 2011 bring more "done" items in your own piles. ;0)


  1. This is wonderful and I think my favorite part are those great letters for the names of the months! CUTE!

  2. This is cool, Sarah. Is it like the book you make when your daughter had her friend over? (That was a couple of years ago??) Mini album...great idea!