Saturday, October 2, 2010

"Boo" Recycled Mini Wordbook

Hi everyone!  I hope everyone is having a fabulous weekend.  Today I've got a video showing you my newest project, a mini album/wordbook using recycled toilet paper rolls!

I was browsing Cardz TV the other day and I saw a cute little fall mini wordbook she made for a blog hop.  I thought it was so neat that I had to try to make it myself.  It was so easy to make!

I can't wait to explore the world of mini albums, but, I have to ask:

Bind-It-All or Cinch?
I want to get a binding machine but I just CAN'T make up my mind! If you own one of these machines, and have an opinion on why it's the one for me, leave me a comment!  I'd love to read what you think :)

What you need:
  • 4 toilet paper rolls, cut in 1/2 inch intervals
  • Halloween Paper (I reccomend DCWVs "Midnight Spell" stack, it's fabulous!).  You need two pieces of patterned paper for each roll.
  • Cricut Happy Hauntings Cartridge (Fence, Tombstone Tags)
  • Cricut Birthday Cakes Cartridge (BOO font)
  • Cricut Holiday Cakes Cartridge (Pumpkins, Happy Halloween)
  • Crop-A-Dile and 3/16" eyelets
  • Binder Rings
  • Large Tags (cut to fit each pocket)
  • Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Spiced Marmalade, Dusty Concord, and Black Soot
  • Martha Stewart Halloween Clear Stamp Set
  • Versamark Pad, clear and black embossing powder
  • Stickles, brads, and any other embellishments you want to use


sophiesmama said...

Thanks for the shout out! You're album turned out SO cute...cute and spooky! Have a fun weekend!

mforquer said...

Cute mini album!!! Love it - so much fun in this little album! Thanks for playing at Paper Cutz!!!

kimmie said...

so stinkin' cute! wonderful job!!!

kimmie said...

oh...duh! was goin gto say i have had both the bia and the the cinch!!!! so mich so that ii never used the bia and ended up selling it!

Jill said...

Just how much fun is your project! LOTS! Its really brilliant I love it! If you are asking an opinion I would say BIA. Thanks so much for playing along with Make it Crafty this week, so hope to see you for the next challenge. Jill

Mary Ski said...

Great project! Thanks for the step by step directions too. The DT at Paper Cutz Challenge is glad that you are joining us in this challenge.

Zoe said...

What a super fun project! I love the creativity and all the elements and bright colours! Thanks for joining the fun at Make it Crafty. Hugs xxoo

critterbugg365 said...

This is so adorable! So much detail! Thank you so much for becoming a follower!

Scrappy Doo said...

You're stuff is soooo cute!!!

Anonymous said...

Adorable album!
I have the pink BIA & have used it many times, but it's not easy. I have a hard time punching the holes; evenly spaced & lined up on each page. Each time I make a practice cut & try to use that as a guide for the right placement of the's time consuming & not easy for me.
I find it very hard to hold the pages upright (and straight) while punching.
I wish I could afford the Cinch. Everything looks so much easier to use & more versatile too. (You can pull the pins to skip punching holes.) I like that you lay the pages flat while punching and the wire holder on the side is great too. Also, I own the Crop-o-dile & it's very strong & sturdy, so I think the Cinch would be too.
The only thing I like better about the BIA is that it punches square holes instead of the round holes on the Cinch.
Thanks for all your videos...They're well done & helpful.

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