Saturday, July 30, 2011

Cigarette Mini Album

Yep - you read that right - a cigarette mini album........

The little plastic box the album is in is for those old fashioned cigarette cards - the collectable ones that used to come in cigarette packs.

I came accross some of the plastic card boxes in my travels, and thought "I can do something with these" so grabbed some.

Here is the first project with them........... a mini album.

The album is 2.75" x 1.5" and is an accordion fold style.

I used some of the wonderful springtime vintage DSP in the SU mini catalogue, and took a 12" long strip cut to 2.75" wide and scored it every 1.5" and accordion folded it up. I attached two of these strips together to get the full length of the album.

I then took some basic staples address labels, (the 16 per sheet ones) as they were the perfect width, and trimmed the length down so they were just a hair shy of 2.75" and placed a label on every second panel of the album.

For the photos, I dug out my Polaroid POGO printer and printed off my photos. These photos are printed on photo stickers and are 3"x2" so I had to trim them down a bit to fit.

As they were photo stickers, I just peeled off the back once trimmed and stuck them down. Next was to do the journalling with the soft suede marker from Stampin'Up! and tie a bit of some lush Rose Red seam binding ribbon around the front. I punched out a label with the decorative label punch, attached and wrote the important info onto the label, and voila!

It has now been all packaged up and sent of to my mom back in Canada as a little memory of her time with her two granddaughters this spring. Something to tuck in her purse and look at whenever she is missing Kayleigh or Paige.


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