Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Paper Crafter's Library: Turn your scraps into a mini album

 Hello lovely blog readers!
If you know anything about my craft life, you know I LOVE ribbon and paper.  True story!
Today I get to share both loves as a guest over at Paper Crafter's Library...WooHoo!
May Arts ribbon is the feature company and I'm sharing a  little mini album made entirely out of scraps!  

Here's the write up on the blog:
I have scrap pattern paper in all sizes and being the hoarder that I am, can’t throw it away.  So I’ve come up with a super cool way to use up your leftover papers and embellishments.  Make a scrap mini-album.  Just gather your pattern paper and score down the middle of each one.  Then start randomly stacking them onto each other lining up the score lines.  Stitch down the middle and that is basically it.  Just use up your leftover embellishments and some paper punches and you have a super cool mini-album.  From the paper to the fibers, this mini-album was made entirely from scraps.

 Here's a look inside.
 This is the very middle page and you can see how all the bits and pieces are held together.  Notice the stitching down the middle.
 Products used:
Pattern paper and stickers: Echo Park Paper “For The Record 2″ collection
May Arts fibers: 4 inch burlap, Houndstooth, Woven Chevron, Burlap String, Black Baker’s Twine

Did you get through all the pictures?  Well now it's time for a reward.  
Head on over to the Paper Crafter's Library and leave a comment on this post HERE.  Then stop by the May Arts blog and leave a comment HERE.  You are only two comments away from winning spools of AWESOME ribbon!

11 comments:

Janis said...

I love the busy-ness...the randomness...the cluttered look....that is all pulled together by the color theme. I, also, cannot throw away my scraps. What a great idea!!!

Virginia L. said...

Lovely mni album from the left over scraps! Awesome idea and design, Lalo! You rock this challenge!

Lynnda said...

I am loving your mini Lalo...its beautiful.... loving the PP too...the burlap..the ribbons... awesome!... hugs....x

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwwwww! This is gorgeous!! LOVING that fabric piece on the front and love love love the colors!!!

Reusing with Quilling said...

Fabulous way to use the scraps ! Loved various patterns n fibers .

Laura said...

Love this, something i keep meaning to try. How many layers can you sew through at once?

byAnnette said...

Great Idea!
Love how all the scraps are so Fabulous together!

Shelly said...

Wow! Talk about a mini album!! Love this! :)

Rachel W K said...

i loooove me a fabulous mini album!!! there are so many pretty elements :)
-Rachel w k
rwkrafts.com

Barb Murphy said...

this is fab! love the varied edges, sizes...and the gorgeous cover...that bow is beautiful

Karenladd said...

Wow do I love this! All the varied page sizes, decorative edges and layering make for such a fun mini!