Wednesday, April 9, 2008

And Now for Something Completely Different...

Ok, well this is something I created because I'd made one of these albums a long time ago and wanted to see how much easier it would be now that I've been paper crafting for a much longer time.

The pictures do not do this album justice at all. I couldn't get it to photograph well because it is long and not bright outside. This album is made out of the leftover spool from a roll of ribbon!

This is the top of the album.

This is a weird angle but it is what the spool looks like open so you can see how the lid attaches on and how the album sits right inside the center. This image makes it look messy - but I promise it is not.

This picture shows one side of the album as it is pulled out of the container.

This shows the other side of the album where pictures can be added.

I don't even know anyone having a girl - but I guess I'll have this for when someone does. The last one I made was a LOVE one for Valentine's Day for Grant. This works better with short words and few dimensional embellishments so that the ribbon spool still closes.

I have not seen anyone make one of these so if there is enough interest, I could create a tutorial.

Now for the products used:

I used my Cricut to cut all the circles because it goes really quick but you could also use circle punches
An empty ribbon spool
SU cardstock in certainly celery, pretty in pink and barely banana
SU designer paper "Spring Fling" (I know the cardstock should have been so saffron to match but I found the barely banada matched really well anyway and I liked that shade a bit better).
SU stamps from "Curvy Verses" and "So many scallops"
Ink: SU certainly celery and Versamagic pixie dust
Ribbon from Michaels $0.59 in yellow and pink
Prima flower
Making Memories flower brads
Jewel - I don't know where it came from


Allison Rankin said...

This is lovely...a super idea for a baby gift! BTW, it's supposed to snow an additional 15 cm here...have fun!

Anonymous said...

This is wonderful Allison! I have seen the idea of an album in a box before, but not in a spool! Great way to use it. Did you use a ribbon to hinge the lid?