by Amy Crockett
Here is a mini album that I made out of some of the many old CDs that we have in a box next to the computer. My hubby says that he should sell them to be used in skeet shooting, but I convinced him that I can make some fab things with them like this super cute mini album. I used my Cricut Expression to cut the circles that are covering the CDs and the Paisley cartridge to cut the layered flowers. I also used the wonderful Viva Decor Pearl Pens to accent the pages in my mini album. Click on the pics to view them larger.
Pages 1 and 2
Pages 3 and 4
Pages 5 and 6
Pages 7 and 8
Pages 9 and 10
Here is a mini tutorial on how to cover the CDs:
Step 1: Gather your supplies.
You will need a CD, 5 inch circle cut out of patterned paper,
Scor-Tape, and sandpaper
Step 4: Decorate the finished CD page and then bind to other completed pages with your favorite binding machine.
I just love the Scor-Tape. It works fabulously for those hard to adhere projects and it was the perfect adhesive for this project. I also love to use it to secure ribbon to projects (like the ribbon on page 2 of the mini album above). I have never had any other adhesive hold ribbon to paper as well as the Scor-Tape does.
Another of my new favorite items is the Viva Decor Pearl Pen. It works fabulously to add a perfect dimensional accent to any card, scrapbook page, or mini album. It even is a fabulous accent for clothing as shown by other members of the ScrapbookPal design team. Here I used the Gold color to accent the butterfly body and also the butterfly trail (on page 6 of the mini album):
Here I used the Silver color to add a center to the flower on the cover of the mini album:
To create this flower, I cut out 4 different sizes on my Cricut Expression with the Paisley cartridge. I then rolled the petals and then pinched the ends a little. I then covered with some Mod Podge and when they were dry, I spritzed a little Glimmer Mist onto them. I layered and adhered them together with some Glue Dots and then added a little punched flower to the middle along with the Viva Decor Pearl Pen center.
Cardstock, patterned paper, ribbon, felt flowers: Stampin' Up!
Die Cuts: Cricut Expression with George and Basic Shapes and Paisley carts
Stickers: SRM Stickers
Punches: Stampin' Up! (scallops, corner rounder, flowers),
Martha Stewart (butterflies)
Pearl accents: Viva Decor Pearl Pens
Adhesive: Scor-Tape, Glue Dots, Scotch ATG
White gel pen: Sakura
Binding system: Bind It All
Other: CDs, buttons, paper clips, Glimmer Mist
I hope you enjoy my mini album and tutorial!! Have a fabulous day!!