Independent Stampin Up! Demonstrator since 2007
Welcome to my little ole' stamping blog! I'm so glad that you stopped by! I have lots of creative things to share with you with the occasional life post thrown in! Come on in, relax and stay awhile! :)

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Toilet paper roll mini album!

Hello there!  OMGoodness is it ever pretty outside today!!!!  The sun is shinning and the bids are singing and there is no snow coming out of the sky and I am pretty darn happy about that! :)  I spent a little bit of time working on a fun mini album this morning.  It is not finished, but just between you and I (shhhhh!) I really want to go out and play so I will show you what I got done today! LOL

This is made from 4 toilet paper tubes!  They are squished flat and all dressed up!  It is held together on the ends with ribbon.

The cool thing about the flattened tubes is that you have an instant pocket for tags!  Adding tags gives you more room for pictures, memorabilia and journaling. 

Here is the first page spread.  I haven't added mattes or any embellishments yet.

Second page spread!

Third page spread!

Here are the pages together.  Once I get pictures and embellishments and other goodies in there it will chunk right up, so I thought 4 pages would be the perfect amount!  You could use as many tubes as you would like though! 

Here is a close up of the cover so far.  I will probably go back and add some more goodies to it once the album part is done! 

For the tags I used the fun new tag punch in the Occasions mini!  I cut 2" strips of Whisper White card stock and punched them on both ends with the new punch.  Then I folded them in half and they fit perfectly into the tubes!  

I left two of them attached at the end so that they open book style.

I cut two of them in half to create separate tags and tucked each set into a tube!

Here is the whole mini again!  These little guys are just so much fun to make!!  Plus I recycled!! Go me!!! :)  I would highly recommend making one of these for yourself!!  They are really easy and you can tuck it into your bag or purse so show off some of the people you hold so dear!!  If you have any questions please feel free to shoot me an email! 

OK, I am off to head outside and soak up some of this beautiful day!!  Have a happy Saturday everyone!


Jackie said...

I LOVE this AM! I have never tried one of these yet & I just might now! I really like how you tied/bound this with the ribbon---great idea & TFS!!!

Pam said...

Great project!!! I saw one of these somewhere, but the directions weren't very good and it wasn't nearly as pretty. Good job!

MiamiKel said...

Super cool! I love the idea of this, have seen it but not attempted! :) Love your bright fun colors - so glad you see some sunshine!

Margaret said...

What a fabulous idea!! Everyone has tp rolls that they throw away! Recycle and become a cute little mini album.

Nancy said...

This is so clever! What a great idea. I love how the tags slide into the rolls.