Thursday, 7 November 2013

Twelve Days Of Christmas - Day 12 - TP Mini Album

I made my first ever TP mini album for Marks Finest Papers Day 12 challenge. It was fun, but sort of fiddly. I was a bit of a cheapskate and tried to use some of my oldest papers 12 x 12 papers to cover the TP rolls. There are certainly VOS (very old supplies) so it felt good to get them used...but...had I known  how fiddly this mini would be, I would have used nicer paper!

I have one little assembly tidbit to share in case you ever try to make one. Before I cut any paper, my very first step was to Sook Wang any edges inside the roll that looked loose or starting to peel.
That solved the problem of those edges fraying more with the motion of pushing the tags in and out of the finished book.

I think this mini will be a present for the grandkids. They have cameras and can take a few pictures of Christmas 2013 for their book.  Little Mr P will love to pull the tags in and out!

The tags have fancy edges but I double matted the fancy part with a flat glittery card for extra strength. Perhaps you can see those edges a bit better in the next few photos.

Here are some shots of the mini pages.

Here are the tags that slide into the rolls. I left the back of each plain Glitter paper as this is where the kids will place their photos.


Hope you like the mini to work on a few more of the challenges. Hope I am not boring you too much...There is a faux stained glass stamped card coming up soon and also a 3D tag...that one should be fun!

No recipe tonight...basically 3 TP rolls, a bunch of snippets and  more of that glitter paper I have been using on my last couple of posts. The embellishments are K and Co (of

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

1. Marks Finest Papers Twelve Days of Christmas Day 12 - TP mini album
2. A Little Bit Crafty - Sparkle and Shine


Brenda Brown said...

Beautiful festive colours and images.
hugs {brenda} x0x

brenda said...

So beautiful and inspirational.

B x

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Fabulous mini album Maureen. I love all the sparkle it would be a great entry for our Sparkle and Shine Challenge at A Little Bit Crafty Challenge this month if you are interested. Susan x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Totally Fabulous Mo, I love this I might have to have a go at making one.
Kevin xx

Hettie said...

Great mini album Mo. I made these as pressies a year or so ago. Easy to make and great to use up Snippets. Which reminds me, why isn't this in the Playground?

Redanne said...

Great use for the TP rolls! Love your beautiful album. Hugs, Anne x

Sue said...

This is really great Maureen! great idea to put photo's in too lots of huggles Sue xxx

Karen Petitt said...

These are gorgeous Mo. Really pretty and lovely sparkle too and no you are not boring us.
However what is a sook wang? What is it you had to do the inside edges? x

Sarah said...

Hiya, that's a lovely little book - such bright cheery colours.

Sorry I'm being a bad bloggy friend, it's just we're so busy with the painting (and Emily's busy life!) I'm not getting as much time as I did for crafting / blogging / surfing.

Hope you have a lovely weekend,


May said...

Gorgeous album... Love the Christmas colours & beautiful images....Hugs May x x x

Carol said...

Gorgeous album Maureen, the kids will love it. Carol x

Glenda Atkins said...

This will be so much fun for the little ones, they seem to love little places to put tings and a place dressed up so festive will just make it more special :O)! Very creative!

Merry said...

Wonderful....very christmassy.

MaryH said...

Oh my, these did look intricate (and as you said "fiddly". I love that word!). They are lovely, and I can bet they were time consuming as well. Your littles will love them, and know that you made something very special to help them remember Christmas 2013. Good granma! TFS & Hugs

Vickie Y said...

You mini album and tags are beautiful! Thanks for playing along with Day 12 of MFP 12 Days of Christmas Challenges.

Pia S said...

You did this little album so well! Perfectly glittery and such beautiful Christmas colors! Well done!

Trish Latimer said...

Great mini book! Thank you for joining us this month at A Little Bit Crafty!

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

LOVE this cute mini album Mo. FAB

Sarn x