Thursday, November 6, 2008

Daisy Blog Hop-Transparencies!!

Hi everyone! I hope you are stopping by for the Color Me Daisy Blog Hop!! I decided to make a mini transparency album for my project. Super easy way to use up your scraps and make a great mini album that would be a perfect stocking stuffer. Here's what you need...

1. transparencies (got mine at office depot)
2. stamps
3. Stazon ink
4. patterned paper or cardstock of your choice (I'm using the Feelin' Fall November CMD kit for my paper)
5. matching embellies
6. ribbon or twine



First step, cut your transparencies into 4x6 size. You can have as many pages as you want for your album, I used 4 for mine. I have my pages in the tall orientation. Stamp along the edges of your pages with Stazon ink. Any stamps, any color ink. Stamping can be a bit slippery, so be careful when lifting up your stamp. If it smears, you can wipe it off immediately and then stamp again. Here are 3 of my pages.



Add your photos. I used wallet sized photos, matted them and attached with tombo adhesive. Then turn the page over and add another piece of patterned paper or cardstock in the same spot. Don't cover up the stamping on the edges!



Cut a piece of paper as your cover. Make it tall enough to cover the whole book, but don't cover up all the transparencies and stamped edges. Fold your paper, add the pages, then punch holes. I used my cropodile. Tie together with ribbon or twine.



Embellish the front cover as you wish! I also added some buttons to the inside pages. You end up with a mini album that would be a great stocking stuffer, or grandparent brag book. The perfect size for grandma's purse!!







There you have it! A simple way to use transparencies to make a unique mini album. And really, anything goes. You can make the pages inside any size you want and add as many pages as you like. Go check out the Color Me Daisy site and see who else is participating in the blog hop. Then hop on over to see their projects! I can't wait to hop there myself!!

21 comments:

Kristii said...

What an awesome little project!!! I am going to have to give it a try!! Love your work and thanks for the inspiration!

lingannon said...

I love the idea of giving a mini album as a stocking stuffer! Great project! Thanks and have a great weekend!

Sandra said...

OMG that album rocks!! I have never made my own transparencies...now i'm inspired to at least try it! Beautiful!

Kimmy said...

I love how the transparencies stick out a little. nice touch of swirls.

Sarah said...

Super cool idea Mara!! I love how the edges stick out from the cover so you can see the stamping :) I never thought of using plain overhead pages!

BethieJ said...

Mara this is sooo CUTE! and you KNOW I have tons of transparencies.. I gotta try this!! Great idea, and BEAUTIFUL job on your mini album!
Have a GREAT weekend!

Michelle said...

What a cute album Mara. I love the stamping on the transparencies. The whole album is gorgeous!

Joni (kix) said...

You have been one busy lady! It's been a week since I've stopped by and you've have lots of great crafty inspiration! I love the layouts!... and the mini-book is absolutely fabulous! Thanks for the wonderful tutorial!

Jennifer (gojenlaw) said...

Ok, I think that is just to cute. I am going to have go buy some transparencies, now. Well at least when I get off work and the store opens. I love the way you stamped the pages and used all them embellishments. I think I will be scraplifting this idea and make some for grandparents for Christmas. I love it.

:: gingerkitty :: said...

thanks for the tips

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Lena said...

I love your album ...

JuliaW said...

What a cute project.... and thanks for all the instructions so I can make my own too.!!!!

Monique said...

Thanks for sharing!!! Love your mini album! This goes into my favorites!!

Ginger said...

wow, thanks for the tips, and I just love your little book u made

Joni (kix) said...

Regarding the Surf City Half Marathon... my son and I are already registered! We'll talk again when time gets close... I'd love to meet up with you!!!

Jennifer said...

What an amazing project! I love it!

Michon said...

Love this! What an amazing little book. I love the way the transparancy sticks out with the tabs like that! Great idea. I am feeling a lift! ;)

love to create said...

wow, gorgeous prosject. love it

Sarah said...

what a pretty little project!! I love the stamping

Kim, kimmy, kimmie said...

That is just so ADORABLE! I love it! Thanks for sharing!

lizzie said...

omg how cute is that!!!!