Wednesday, July 7, 2010

diy: make your own mini with scraps

One of the pretty elements of my Dear Lizzy spring line is the fabric paper. Here's a cool way to use those scraps and some simple embellishments to make a mini album.


Use your score blade to score the 4"x12" fabric paper spine every 1".
Remove the adhesive backing and adhere the creases together.
Attach 4"x4" pieces of paper to the fabric tabs. (Some scrapbook adhesive work if not try fabritac or hot glue.)
Hold the ribbon where you want it then
use a 4"x3" piece of adhesive backed fabric paper as the outside spine cover which also holds the ribbon in place.


Add your photos with layered flowers, tulle, glitter buttons and glitter brads and attach to each page. Rotate where you place them so the book can sit more closed.
I used pictures and journaled about my little q-bear. This quick mini makes a great gift too!

Supplies:

38 comments:

Elliott said...

Great little tutorial. Thanks for sharing.

amytangerine said...

so stinkin' cute! i got to play with my little sprouts album and thought of you. xo

Zarah said...

Seriously adorable!

Pikkis said...

Wau, this is nice :)

angie said...

Fantastic Idea!

Erin said...

That is darling! I just bought a bunch of Dear Lizzy supplies and can't wait to use them! You are so inspiring. :)

laurie said...

Too cute, love the design of the spine, always looking for mini album ideas!

And U Jest said...

Oh my gosh... so cute! Would make a great party favor...
Thanks

Collin said...

I saw her make that with a piece of lint, duct tape, a Tootsie-Pop wrapper, and some unicorn hair. She's like the MacGuyver of scrapbooking. Well done hun.

Julie said...

Too Cute! TFS!

Sarah Mullanix said...

love this!!! so super cute and I love that you can make it just using scraps! TFS

Tiffany said...

Gorgeous. Thanks for sharing!

christine said...

oh I LOVE it! so cute. I should do diy's more often!!

christine said...

*you

Melissa said...

Wow, that looks quite cute!

Mommy and Me said...

Super super cute! Gotta go dig out my Dear Lizzy stuff again! It has been a while since I have scrapped! Thanks for the inspiration!
Chelsea

Jenn Jenn Bo Benn said...

Very clever idea.
I don't make many mini books only because I have no place to store them. Any tips on storing minis?? I'd be more inclined to make them then.

Amy said...

Thank you!! I am going to make these for little gifts to loved ones!
Very cute!!!

Dayami said...

oooh I am sooo inspired now!! Ijust love this mini album. It's just adorable!
I bought about 2 weeks ago all (i really mean ALL) your fabric papers. These are nicest Fabric Papers, really.
I wish you would make a little video for us with this though.

Have a great weekend! And Congratulations (again) on your growing family! woohoo :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks Liz. Would love to see more tutorials or 'how to's'. Hi from NZ.

Jill said...

Sweet mini! Great idea for the "spine" -- thanks!

the nayz said...

so cute! I can't wait to bust out my leftovers of this fabric paper to make a mini about my beautiful tween daughter.

kri said...

I had fun making these at the Spark party last year. I still have the one I made from Sassafras products. Can't wait for Spark again this year. I am glad you put the instructions on here because I wanted to make another one. Thanks.

Alice Wertz said...

this is super duper adorable!! thanks for the tutorial!!

Kat said...

fun project idea...and i love collin's hilarious comment. do you think it's weird that i scroll through comments on your post to see if your husband has said anything? ha!!

have a happy day :-)

kareen said...

How cute is this!

cindy said...

Simply awesome!! :D

Jennifer said...

This is soo awesome!! I can't wait to do this!! Will you please do an online class again? I am kicking myself for not signing up for your last one!

Jen said...

Love this idea! I have tons of scraps- gonna have to try this!

Ale ♥ said...

I LOVE IT!!! So, so cute! I will make one for sure!!! Thanks for sharing, yay!!!
Collin, you are hilarious as always!!! Crack me up! :)

Sunshine of Seven said...

How Beautiful yet simple! You are so talented! I'll bet your girls love to look through this cute album!

Anonymous said...

is beautiful and so easy to do was grat and so cuteeeee

AllyW said...

This is stinkin cute!! Thanks for sharing. I'm sooo making one of these.

Carm Hernandez said...

This is so darn cute, how do you have time!!

Renata T said...

So beautiful!

Love the mix f papers, details, everything!

j.leija said...

cute book! but isn't that the one you're teaching at lone star scrapbook come august?

Lily P Chic said...

Absolutely adorable: I've shared your post on my own blog.

Thank you so much xxx

domi said...

Hi Lizzy!
I made a mini-album by inspiring me of yours, come to see on my blog! Thanks for the idea!
domi

http://scrapbookingetc.canalblog.com/