Wednesday, December 15, 2010


Pin It Now!
I needed to make a gift for my card club's gift exchange, and stared down a stack of my stash...and came up with a cute, compact mini album made of Stampin' Up!'s elegantly simple Mini Lunch Sacks. They come 10 to a pack, so I made 2 cute albums using minimal scraps and a few embellishments.  Really, the paper is so pretty it can stand alone!

The binding was simply done by (1) laying each bag flat and folding the bottom in half to form a 1-1/2" spine, (2) laying all 5 bags together, (3) covering the spine with a paper of your choice, cut 3-1/2" wide x 3-1/2 tall (I used Always Artichoke, run thru the Big Shot with Petals-A-Plenty embossing folder, and scallop punched at the was just a scrap!), (4) punching 3 evenly spaced holes down the spine with the Crop-A-Dile (you may want to hold it all together with a binder clip or two, so your papers don't slip), (5) then I put a fancy vanilla brad from Stampin' Up!'s Hodge Podge collection in the center, and ribbons through the outer two holes with a ribbon anchor in the back.  Here are shots of the spine...
Front View

Back View
Finally, I embellished!  My favorite part!  If I had endless amounts of time, I would have stamped all kinds of pretty images, heat embossed, glittered, and fussy cutted, but I don't, and I also wanted to leave a welcoming space for photos. 

Inside each bag was a Christmas tag from Ali Edwards at Designer Digitals. I love her, she makes memory keeping simple and gorgeous!  Anyway, each tag prompts the scrapper to record a moment and date.  Perfect, easy scrapping!  Here is the set...

I added ink around the edges (Always Artichoke),and stamped a light border of pointsettia and evergreen from
Stampin' Up!'s Bells & Boughs.
 The inside pages...



Thanks for coming by!  If you need any of the supplies to make this project, please visit my Stampin' Up! site at


No comments:

Post a Comment