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Friday, October 12, 2007

Daily Special - Anything But Cards - Mini Coaster Album

Good Evening Everyone! Today's Daily Special is "Anything But Cards - Mini Coaster Album/Holder". I created this album holder using cardstock and designer paper. I wanted to create an album holder to store my mini album so I came up with this holder. I need to tweak it a little but I think it came out pretty well. The only snag in the process is that I made the mini album a little too bulky. The album holder is 5.5 x 5.5". The diameter of the album is 3.5 x 3.5 which fits into a CD Envelope inside the holder.

Anybody interested in a tutorial of this project? If there's enough interest, I'll create a tutorial.

Comment on this post if you're interested in a tutorial for this project.

The envelope that holds the album is a CD sleeve/envelope. I cut a 4" inch circle on the designer paper and adhered it to the front of the CD envelope.

I didn't have a vintage colored prima flower so I rubbed Tim Holtz Distress Ink on to the large prima flower to give it a "vintage" look.

Materials: Target large prima flowers, Office Depot swirl clip, JoAnn Brad, Artsy Collage Metal Collection, 3 1/2" coasters, Autumn Leaves Designer Paper, Tim Holtz Distress Ink, 3/4" Book Rings

On my birthday. . .celebrating at Nick's Fish Market in Hawaii.

I found the poem on one of my scrapbook programs. It's a poem by Hallmark. I stamped the journaling lines using SU Journaling Fun stamp set and I wrote the poem with gel pen.

I read that it's important to sometimes write the journaling rather than typing it because adding your own writing personalizes your album.

Materials: Office Depot swirl clip, Gold Organdy Ribbon, Got Flowers Prima Flowers, JoAnn Brads, Black and Beige cardstock (unknown), SU Journaling Fun

July 4th photo.

Materials: Making Memories Definitions, Office Depot Swirl Clips, Organdy Ribbon, SU Cranberry Crisp Cardstock, Black Cardstock

Picture was taken during our Chicago trip. . .we were riding in a horse carriage when this picture was take.

Like the first page, the poem is by Hallmark.

Materials: Got Flowers Prima Flowers, JoAnn Brads, Black and Brown Cardstock (Unknown) , SU Journaling Fun

At home in Hawaii. DH's birthday.

Materials: Making Memories Definitions, JoAnn Photo Holders, JoAnn Brads, SU Cranberry Crisp, Black, Got Flowers prima flowers


MissaTooU said...

This is a wonderful cd album. I would love to see a tutorial on this. This would make a fabulous grandma gift for a birthday or just because. With pictures of grandkids. Thank you for sharing!

Scrappy Moments said...

Mariah, What an Awesome Cd album. I really like the colors, so pretty, nice job. I love The Christmas Tree Card too, Thats so Creative, I may have to make some. You have a wonderful blog. Thank You for stopping by my blog and leaving such sweet comments. I am really a Scrapper, even though you can't tell, so check back again,lol :)

Angie :)

Cheryle said...

I would love to see a tutorial for this. It's beautiful!

leann said...

this is gorgeous maria!

Brigitte said...

Hi Maria !! Woww what a coincidence...i was just thinking that i had to check your blog out and...then i had your comment on mine !! and...WOWWWWW !! THAT project of yours is sooo aweeeeesome !! love it !! the colours work well, everything is done so perfectly !!
Well done again !! ;)

2 Worlds said...

Maria this is such a clever idea , Id like a tutorial. Your album is so beautiful, is that circle coasters?


Dana said...

Oh my goodness, Maria! This is so pretty. I think I have some of that PP and I am SO inspired to try this album! Just stunning.

malieta said...

Very cute Maria!

Linda E said...

Love it! Yes please to a tutorial.
Thanks for your hard work, you are so inspiring.


Monika/Buzsy said...

This is beautiful Maria! Love the paper you used, athe flowers, and the case... just so creative! TFS!

Anonymous said...

Would love to see a tutorial -- it is wonderful!

mshbluesky said...

That is beautiful, Maria! Your creativity is quite amazing. I always enjoy your tutorials and would appreciate one of this mini coaster album. Thanks!


Anonymous said...

I loved your album, Please post your tutorial. Your tutorials are easy to follow. thanks

Dawn Easton said...

Oh my word, Maria! This is gorgeous!!!

Anonymous said...

Awesome, I just love it!