Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Secret Sis Mini Album

I have shared a few things that I've made to go in this mini album and today I'm sharing the completed mini!  Yay!

Only one more to go.

So...this is a TP Mini Album.  I didn't want the same old shape, so I cut out a top note type shape on each roll.  Here's the front

I used my handmade flowers that I used vintage lace and sprayed then with my homemade mist.  I used more vintage lace to bind the mini and I added one of my charms/dangles.  I have 2 stick pins...one is Jenny Bowlin and the other one I made.  I added some recollections bling, feathers and distressed some tan cardstock and added it on the front.  I covered all the rolls with green paint, but wanted to make them a little more sturdy.  So, I added some modge podge as well. 

The next 2 pages...

 This page is simple.  I added another handmade flower from more vintage lace that I sprayed...a clock face by The Paper Studio, 2 of my stick pins then I put the tan paper on pop dots to create another pocket.  There's a tag behind that comes out for journaling or photos.  This is the same tag as the previous "page"

his birdcage die cut was in a K&Companay pack that I got and I just loved it.  I put it on a piece of brown card stock and when you untie it...it opens out for more journaling or smaller photos.  K&Company Lollipop flower and feathers.  I also added stickles to the bird.

The next 2 pages...

The page on the left opens up to allow for more journaling and photos and another K&Company Lollipop flower and feathers.  The hinge is a stick from a Sandy Lion Page kit. 

The page on the right has a butterfly from K&Company and I added stickles to parts of it.  It is open to allow photos behind.  I also added recollections pearls.

The next 2 pages...

Page on the left is simple again has a pull out tag from the top of the page, 2 more of my stick pins, handmade flower and butterfly from K&Company that I added stickles to.

The page on the right has another K&Company butterfly that I added glossy accents to and flowers from the wedding section.  I also added recollections pearl swirls.  It also has a small booklet that comes out and opens up.  See photo below

The next 2 pages...

Another handmade flower, a K&Company bird that I added stickles to.  There's a zipper pull at the top that I used to hold the small booklet in place.  I attached some mini keys to it that I added a little bit of alcohol ink to. 

The booklet opens up space for journaling or photos on both sides

right side page

This page has more flowers from the wedding section, 2 more paper studio clock faces, feathers, K&Company bird stickled and the tag pulls from the top.  I added an eyelet for the closure on the edge where you would normally fit the tag for the TP Roll album. 
Here's the back

added this big bow that I've had forever and a little coin envelope with vintage button.  The envelope opens up and has my info inside of it on a small piece of kraft card stock.  I may add a couple more flowers back here...not sure.

For the tags...I actually only used 4 instead of 5.  As I said before, on the bag "page" I added an eyelet for easy attachment of the Tim Holtz swivel clasp I sued for the closure. 

First tag...mixed feelings

I love this stamp, but it just didn't come out the way I wanted it to.  I used distress embossing powder for the first time and I'm not sure if I just didn't use it right or if I'm really not a fan?  Anyway...I used this image then stamped around the edge with a prima stamp.  I think I would have liked it better if I had just used regular pigment ink.

All the other tags are prima stamps that I used brown pigment ink and white ribbons.

so that's my little mini...check out the slide show!!  Your comments and feedback are much appreciated!

I hope you have a wonderful day. 


  1. I'm sure your secret sister will love this!

  2. Weird, I see my avatar but not my comment...

  3. Wow! Wow! And more wow!
    I am loving what you did with the covers. I can not believe that they are toilet paper rolls. Amazing.

    The pages are just gorgeous too. I am a little envious of your stamp collection. So pretty.

  4. The mini is very very nice!!!

  5. Beautiful album!
    Very nice that you follow my blog! Let us be friends.