Sunday, October 12, 2014

Monthly Moments: October...

For today's October Monthly Moments post, I made an accordian style mini album with cardstock as my base. Super easy and inexpensive!
White cardstock was used to create the base. I cut an 8.5 x 11" piece in half the long way, then scored the 2 long pieces at 3" intervals. Then you'll attach the two pieces together on one end to create a long accordian style piece of paper. Fold it back and forth to create the accordian base. I ended up using 2 whole pieces of 8.5 x 11" cardstock for this one, so 4 long sections all attached together. When all stretched out, it measures over 3 feet long! This would be a fun brag book to send to the grandmas.

On the front, I used the Cover Plate Triangles die and then stamped some of the triangles with the Tiny Triangles Mini Stamp set. Kind of reminds me of candy corn! The "boo" and the other sayings were stamped with new Monthly Moments: October stamps by Papertrey Ink. After decorating the front, I tied seam binding around it to hold it together once it's full. I adhered it to the front, but not the back. If you adhere it to the back, it won't open all the way. :) Just wrap it around and tie it when you want to keep it closed.



To keep the album more cohesive, I placed all of the photos on the left side (wallet sized) and the decorative elements and journaling on all of the right side pages. Do you see the star vellum cut out? That's the new Monthly Moments: Journal card 5 die. SO cute!
The button is from the adorable Fancy Pants line called True Friend. The colors are perfect for autumn!
Next, is a pic of my girls with a couple of their friends. These were all taken at the pumpkin patch in New York two seasons ago. I think I've scrapped some of these pics before, but I just adore them. Lots of great memories with these sweet girls. (The pics turned out a bit dark, my printer is really getting on my nerves lately!)

On this page, I used the "trick or treat" stamp. The journaling says, "Going down the super slide! Kati was scared at first, but Brooke talked her into it. Definitely a treat!" It was a treat to see them having so much fun. They had a blast after they got over their fears of it!

Behind the stamping, I used a Sketched Stars die cut from gold foil paper. You can see I went with a triangle/stars look for the whole mini album. Keeping the same colors, shapes and repeating elements brings the album together.

The ticket and "hocus pocus" were stamped with Monthly Moments: October stamps. The small stars were cut with the Cover Plate Stars die.
Another Journal Card 5 die cut here in the black. Just so much fun.

Then on the last page, I used a pocket die that came out last month to hold more pics. It's the Journal Pocket 3 die. All of the papers used are from the Monthly Moments: October Journal Card Collection, coming out soon on Oct. 15th. You could make more pockets to hold even more photos. Possibilities are ENDless!

Don't you just love pumpkins? Oh, the textures and colors are so gorgeous. Anyway, then I couldn't leave the back of the book just plain white, so I added one of the October Journal Card papers to the back as well for a finishing touch.






Boo Mini Album:
(All supplies by Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.)
STAMPS: Monthly Moments: October, Tiny Triangles
INK: True Black, Orange Zest, Summer Sunrise by Papertrey Ink, Soft Granite by Hero Arts
PAPER: White cardstock, Monthly Moments: October Journal Card Collection
DIES: Monthly Moments: October, Sketched Stars, Cover Plate: Stars, Cover Plate: Triangles
OTHER: colored button - Fancy Pants' True Friend, white button - Fancy Pants' Burlap and Bouquets line, star button - Fancy Pants' Everyday Circus line, seam binding - Zipperstop, gold foil paper from Luxe Letterpress kit by Papertrey Ink, floss, black pen, sequins by Pretty Pink Posh, vellum and washi tape - craft supply.
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All of the new October products you see here will be available for purchase on Oct. 15th at 10 pm EST at Papertrey Ink. For more October inspiration:

29 comments:

Ohhh Snap said...

That is a fabulous mini-album!

Lisa Petrella said...

What an awesome little album, Danielle!!! Love it!

kreativekymona.com said...

Hey Danielle! I absolutely love your book!! I will make a couple of these for my daughter's fathers family who lives out of the country!! Thank you so much for sharing this!

Kalyn Lazar said...

Lovely, Danielle, simply lovely!

Joni nina Andaya said...

Love this Danielle :-)

Joni nina Andaya said...

Love this Danielle :-)

BeverlyBL said...

Loved your album. Lots of cute elements and cuter kids.

Judy Tschirhart said...

What a GREAT idea! Love, love, love the brag book!

joycemc57 said...

Great album! Thank you for sharing it with us.

jintyoo7 said...

Brilliant - I miss making little albums, I feel very inspired to make one again - thank you :D

June K said...

Wow, totally cute. Thanks for the instructions.

StephH said...

Beautiful work! I haven't seen a mini-album in ages as cute as yours Danielle. Would sure like to see a MIM challenge along this line ;)

Ranjini Malhotra said...

Dani, this is beautiful - one of my favorite projects from all the PTI goodness this month!

Gerlinde said...

What for a beautiful album.! LG Gerlinde

3 Happy Crafters said...

Crazy awesome fun brag book, Danielle!! Just love your style!

Unknown said...

Always love your beautiful albums. Thanks for sharing!

Carol Didier said...

Your mini-album is just fabulous! I'd love to make one for my grandkid pics at Halloween.

Suzy Girl Designs said...

Love this mini album and will have to make one soon.

jamie vanskiver said...

This is such a wonderful project! I love it!

Kathy Mc said...

Gorgeous album, Danielle, and so are your girls! It would take me forever to create something as detailed as yours (I'm envious of your talent). : )

Kathie B said...

What a beautiful mini-album...a perfect gift for doting grandparents or aunties and uncles!

Kathy Krug said...

This is beyond words. Love the buttons and papers and everything.

jessica - craftychicgirl said...

this is such a fun mini album!

Renee said...

Wow this is fantastic!!! Great job

Grace said...

What a wonderful idea. I loved the album

Miriam Prantner said...

What a sweet mini! Love this!

Helen L said...

Such a cute album! Great idea!!

maria f. said...

What a precious collection of memories.

Melissa said...

So sweet Dani! Just enchanting.
Melis