Saturday, September 2, 2017

New Mini Album Challenge

There's a new challenge in blogland Mini Album Makers Challenge, that started this month.  While I absolutely adore created albums [what some crafters create is so amazing!], I often wonder what do you do with them?  That said, I made an album today that I have been wanting to make, and fortunately, this challenge motivated me to actually do it.

Here is my finished album. Clean and simple, and SO PERFECT for what I needed it for!

You all know [by now], that I have been having a super fun time buying dies at Ali Express.  Well, they have been multiplying, and needed a home.  Today, they finally have one!


I started with 110 black cardstock cut to 7" by 4.5", I rounded the corners, and then taped the pages together using scor tape.  I lined the pages with different papers I had for color. I finished off the inside middle with another piece of black card stock, again secured with scor tape, and finished off the outside spine the same way.  Using some bags I had, I adhered them to the inside pages, and  placed my die on a piece of cardboard, and inserted into the bag. To finish off my album, I made a velcro type closing.


I completely LOVE this album.  The size is perfect for storing between my shelves, and is within reaching distance of my desk. Perfect for what I needed, and so convenient.  Yeah, a success. :)

Thanks Challenge!  This is going to be fun to see what gets created every month.


Thanks for stopping by~

16 comments:

Redanne said...

Vicki, this is such a clever idea - and so practical too! I love the clean lines of your album, the beautiful coloured papers inside and the little bags to hold your dies. I have been looking for a way to store my small dies and you may just have solved my problem - thank you!

Thanks so much for joining in our new challenge at Mini Album Makers! Anne xx

Cheri said...

Wow!!!! I love making mini albums too and this is such a cool idea. High five on this one, GF!

Ruth said...

Oh my word! You are so clever! I may be able to sew little bags, but I can't begin to work out how to make this. It's such a clever idea too and more importantly useful - it all has to be useful and pretty and this is that and more. Love it! xx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

A fantastic idea to make an album for your dies and it turned out really beautiful - great!

Nancy Wethington said...

Great idea! I too purchase dies from AliExpress. May have to borrow this idea. Thanks for entering this at the new Mini Album Makers Challenge Blog.

Belinda Basson said...

I have been just as busy on Wish.com.... This is a great idea

Donna said...

Your album is amazing and a great use for it too!

cm said...

Truly fabulous, both in being delightfully pretty and wonderfully practical! What a cool challenge you've found; looking forward to seeing more of mini albums from you!
Hugs~c

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Beautiful job on your storage needs! I have an unusual system as well, utilizing my craft room cabinets.

Sheila H said...

Wow - so clever and so practical, Vicki! What a cool idea 😍

Verna Angerhofer said...

Fantastic album. Wonderful pages and colors and patterns too.

Lisa Elton said...

What a fun project, this is wonderful Vicki!

Gloria Stengel said...

I love things that you can actually use! I make hundreds of things that are just...things...each year. When I have a chance to make something useful...it is such a joy. This is very clever and very pretty...and USEFUL. ;) Thanks for joining our FIRST challenge at Mini Album Makers.

Team Clark said...

Hi sweet Vicki! Oh I'm so thrilled to see you getting on board with the new challenge! This is soooo clever and just downright darling! You are so smart to think of such an idea and I may have to make my own. I find that I constantly outgrow any and all storage options, but with this you could just make a new album... It's a joy to have you play along with our first challenge at Mini Album Makers. Big hugs, Autumn

Astrid Maclean said...

A brilliant idea and what a perfect storing solution! Very, very clever! Thank you so much for sharing it with us on the mini album makers challenge blog!

Инна Бронникова said...

Beautiful album! It's such a joy to have you share with us in our first challenge at Mini Album Makers.

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