A while back I made this tp roll mini album. I started making it as a demo on an online crafting show and my buddy Roberta Birnbaum (Robi Cohen) oohed and ahhed over it. It was then that I knew I would have to turn it into something special for her 50th birthday!
The wonderful thing about these mini albums, besides the fact that the pages for them are made from recycled products so it’s eco and budget friendly, is that once you squash the tp rolls down to make the pages, because of their original cylindrical shape, you are left with little pockets.
I used laminate countertop samples as the tags that would go inside the pockets. I decorated and embellished them and then added sentences that described things that I and some other friends of ours love about Roberta.
Along with some pretty embellishments, I also added some quotes about friendship that I felt suited us and the special friendship that we have.
Many of these embellishments came from scrapbooking supplies I bought at my local Dollarama. Others are from some that I found on sale at Michaels by K and Company (the Brenda Walton collection).
The background for each of the pages are paper towels. I demonstrated this painting technique on the craft show – it’s based on a technique I learned in a Traci Bautista book.
I attached this quote to the scrapbook page with that pretty pin you can see on the left. This made it so you can lift that quote up and see what’s underneath. I just loved the pins (part of what I bought from K and Company) and thought it would be a unique way to use them.
If you’d like to see how I made the book and how I did the background paper towel technique there is a full tutorial here!
Thanks to Roberta for sharing these pictures with me – I snapped a couple at the beginning and then forgot to take any of the finished product!!!