January 7, 2011

Attention! Mini book!

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This week at Sweet Sassy Diva we were all asked to make something using something new we received over the holidays or to make a recycled project. I choose to recycle! I have seen the toilet paper mini books before and when I saw the many wrapping paper rolls I had laying around after Christmas, I decided to make one myself.

Imagine More Cartridge
Birthday Bash (or any cart with tags)
5 sheets of patterned card stock cut to 5x6
CuttleBug with A,B,C plates
Hole Punch

I started by cutting down the wrapping paper rolls to 5 inches each (I got 5 out of my roll) Then I covered them with the 5 different sheets of patterned card stock that were cut to 5x6. I used a Glitter multi stack by DCWV.

I then ran each roll through my Cuttle Bug using and A,B and C plate to try and flatted out the roll (it did help, but I may need to stick mine under a very heavy book for a while to get them to lay a little flatter)

I don't have a Crop-A-Dial so I used a regular hole punch. I punched 2 holes 1 roll at a time (Man do my hands hurt, I may need a Big Bite LOL!).

Then on my Imagine I cut 2 different tags from Birthday Bash (5 total) at 4 inches and used alternate colors and patterns. I also cut out the little Monopoly Man (As I call him) at 3 inches for the front of my mini book from Imagine More. I used 12x12 textured white card stock.

I knotted a ribbon through the tag holes, and inserted the tags into the side openings of the paper rolls.

I ran a red ribbon through each of the holes to bind this mini book. I then added some accent ribbons. I also used pop dots to put my Monopoly Man to the front of the book.

I really look forward to making some more of these mini books. Hope you enjoy my little project this week!


Charlotte Cornett said...

That is Adorable!! Love the colors you used! TFS!

Regal said...

that is such a cute idea!!!! i'm going to have to start saving those!

Anonymous said...

Great idea... Love it.

Wendy aka Bling Queen said...

This is neat... I will have to try it.

thanks for the comment on my blog. I am now following yours

Tammy (P.M.S) said...

What a wonderful and cute mini book! :)
I just bought my Cricut Expression in September as a b'day gift to myself and (I think) the following week...the company introduced the Imagine! LOL!
Thanks for the comment on my scrap page (Luv 2 accessorize). You have a new follower here and on facebook. Feel free to check out rest of my work. I know there is much to learn and I'm open to learning what I can. :) I'm new to bloggig, but I'm enjoying it and getting my feet wet with these challenges, give aways, and blog hops. :)

GreenScrap said...

That mini is so beautiful!! Love that paper!! TFS!! Take Care!!
Jennie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

iluvmybugs said...

This is a really cute mini!! TFS

Theresa said...

I love it!!!I want to make one so bad lol.

Shawnee said...

This is adorable!!

Dawn said...

I love the paper. great job. Thanks for telling me about this on my blog. and the sweet comments.


Alex said...

So cute ! I love colors !I've saved a lot of toilet paper rolls since I've seen this technique, I can't wait to try it :) tfs :)

Giselle said...

Thank you for inviting me to come along :) I really like your album, awesome way to recycle :) What I like the most it the way you used your Imagine to accent it. TFS!!!

CricutLvr!! said...

That is really cute!! Thanks for the step by step!

Tanya said...

Love the paper you used and that little guy!!

Maureen Reiss said...

I have this paper and LOVE it!! This is soooo pretty! Thanks for the how to!

Kim said...

This is a Cool idea!! Thanks for sharing:)

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