You can check out her wonderful blog here: Toni Herron...Scrap Crazy
Yes, I have been MIA from the blog scene for a while, but I have been crafting. I recently made a Toilet Paper Mini Album for a swap. It sounded like such a fun thing to do and I have long collected T.P. tubes having been a pre-school teacher, so another use for them really caught my attention.
First find 4 nice T.P. tubes and flatten them with a brayer, or just with your fingers and some heavy books.
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Each flattened T.P. tube page makes a pocket, and therefore needs a pull-out tag.
I added the charms on a cute little picture hanger that attaches with a brad. I had to place it on the end so that it wouldn't interfere with the pocket, so it's a little awkward. I am going to try this again on a different kind of album. I really like the idea - it just wasn't quite right for this. (Oh, the little photo comes out of the oval charm, so she can personalize that.) :)
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Think this will be really nice when photos are added....
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I sewed the buttons and ribbon all together and then attached it to the page with a couple of gel dots.
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So when the flap is untucked and opened it looks like this:
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Here is the whole album from the back:
It really didn't take me very long to make and I had so much fun with it!!!
Almost all of it is retired CTMH products so the matching was a breeze!!
You should make one!! Some T.P. rolls and paper scraps!! I had to buy LARGE rivets big enough for the book ring, but that was the only specialty item. Everything else was foraged in my craft area (except the charms - I forgot!! Got those especially for this.)
Hope you liked my baby album. GET CREATIVE TODAY!!!