An adorable and compact Scallop Square Mini Scrapbook Album that makes a fabulous gift – it is so much fun to make and easy too and is the perfect size to make a brag book to give to Grandma….

It is also light weight and easy to mail and you can easily adjust how many ‘pages’ you put into it to make an album that holds more photos – using slightly different materials you can also use the template to make photo cards which would be fabulous with the Holidays just around the corner…

You can find my tutorial to make this cute mini album by clicking on the Free Tutorials tab at the very top of my blog – you will find it in my Project Tutorials section at the top and you will also find the link to it at the end of my blog post here.  I am also offering the chance to win some blog candy – details of that are at the bottom of this post…

This cute fold out album is made using the Scallop Square Die that you can find on pg 207 of the Catalog – it is exclusive and only available from Stampin’ Up! and I LOVE this die – scallops give such a whimiscal and cute look to any project.

You can choose to add a ribbon to tie it together and above is is a side view of how mine looks closed up.  I simply die cut my covers from chipboard sheets using my Big Shot and the Scallop Square Die and decorated them using Designer Series Papers from the Greenhouse Gala pack  (pg 173) that I also cut with the Die.  The center section is simply cardstock cut to size and adhered in place and is decorated using papers from the same pack as my covers…

I added some embellies and left the rest blank so that I have lots of space to insert my photos and add sentiments at a later date…you can find photos detailing all of the inside of my Mini Album in my tutorial…

Once finished decorating, you simply tie it together using the ribbon and a bow in front and there you have one cute Mini Album…for my sentiment on the cover I used a stamp from the set Oval All (pg 128) and to continue my scallop theme, I punched it out using my Large Oval & Scallop Oval Punches…

You can even turn it this mini album into a photo card that is just perfect for special birthdays and the Holidays – to turn it into a card, simply use cardstock instead of chipboard for the front and back pieces, cut just one length of cardstock for the center section and skip adding the ribbon – if you decorate it using the Deck the Halls or Candy Cane Designer Series Papers & their co-ordinating embellies featured in the Holiday Mini Catalog, wouldn’t these make fabulous Holiday cards this year?  Additionally your phot card will fit nicely into a Medium Square Envelope that you can find on pg 171 of the catalog…

WANT THE TUTORIAL SO YOU CAN MAKE ONE OF THESE ADORABLE SCALLOP SQUARE MINI ALBUMS?  Click HERE to find my Project Tutorials where it is at the top of the list – in that tutorial you will also find a printable version too!

To order your very own Scallop Square Die simply click HERE and then click on Shop Now in the top right corner and you will find it in the Die Cutting section under Bigz Clear Dies…if you have any questions email me by clicking here and I will be very happy to help.

Now onto the Tutorial Tuesday Blog Candy…leave me a comment and you will be entered into a drawing where one lucky winner will be randomly chosen this  Friday morning – that lucky winner will win their choice of either the adorable & retired Picnic Parade stamp set that was featured in the Occasions Mini Catalog as a Level 2 Hostess set OR the  Scallop Trim Border Punch…

And you can get more chances to win – place an order with me before 9 am on Friday and you will get an extra ticket in the hat too!

Come back and visit Friday to see if you won and to check out my Festive Friday item for this week…it has a warming chocolatey theme…yummy!

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22 thoughts on “Today’s Tutorial Tuesday features…

  • September 28, 2010 at 5:24 pm
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    Sarah, what a cute idea! I’ll have to try making one of these. I love your tutorials, and you’re so generous to make them available free! Thanks!

  • September 28, 2010 at 5:52 pm
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    Fabulous tutorial, Sarah! Very detailed and concise. Sorry I don’t have any tutorial suggestions. Thanks for sharing your talent on your informative blog1

  • September 28, 2010 at 5:55 pm
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    Hi, Sara –

    I am loving your blog and all the inspiration! Just love, love the Tutorial Tuesdays! I’m going back through pages as I can. I see lots of ideas for Christmas gifts. Thanks for sharing with us!

  • September 28, 2010 at 6:49 pm
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    Super cute!

  • September 28, 2010 at 7:37 pm
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    Hi Sara,
    I just love your tutorials. You give very easy to follow directions. Lots of inspiration!!

  • September 28, 2010 at 7:42 pm
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    Thanks for the chance to win!
    Really cute!

  • September 28, 2010 at 9:27 pm
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    Love the tutorials! I print them off and put them in a folder, then on days when I have extra time I get busy making these fun projects for gifts. TFS!

  • September 28, 2010 at 9:31 pm
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    This is SOOO neat! I will come back and check out the tutorial! I love your blog for all the inspiration. Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us! Love the papers you used also. I want to make a coffee/tea themed album with quotes and recipes in it for someone at Christmas – this just might be what I need! Thanks in advance and a chance to win! Friday sounds yummy!

  • September 28, 2010 at 9:51 pm
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    This is fantastic Sarah! Thanks so much for the tutorial. I don’t have that scalloped square yet, but it’s been on my wishlist. This is a great project with it!

  • September 29, 2010 at 7:51 am
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    Great idea for a Christmas gift. Your tutorial is easy to follow and complete. I appreciate the time and effort you put into it and that you provide it for free. Thanks so much.

  • September 29, 2010 at 11:02 am
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    I just discovered your blog and I LOVE IT! The tutorials are awesome!

  • September 29, 2010 at 12:19 pm
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    Cute project! Great for stocking stuffers and favors.

  • September 29, 2010 at 2:17 pm
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    What a cute idea!!!
    Thank you for point us to the right place to find your tutorials, wonderful resources!

  • September 29, 2010 at 3:20 pm
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    And for those of us that are the Grandma, we can make one for ourselves. 🙂
    Cute idea, thanks!

  • September 29, 2010 at 3:22 pm
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    Sarah, all the tutorials are AWESOME! And I look at a lot of blogs 🙂 the projects are just super. Thanks for doing all the work that’s obviously put into these!

  • September 29, 2010 at 3:36 pm
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    Great project and great timing! I was trying to think of something to make for my co-worker’s birthday tomorrow (just a little something since we don’t exchange gifts) and I think this will be perfect!

  • September 29, 2010 at 5:55 pm
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    Love your blog! I learn a lot from you! Thanks for sharing your tutorial tuesdays! They are very helpful!

  • September 29, 2010 at 8:55 pm
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    Thanks Sarah for another fun idea for one of my favorite dies. Thanks too for the chance to win some fun blog candy.

  • September 30, 2010 at 11:52 am
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    I love your blog! I check often to see all your wonderful creations. Thanks for sharing them with us and your tutorials are awesome! Thanks for the chance to win some blog candy.

  • September 30, 2010 at 1:43 pm
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    Hi Sarah, great little scrapbook! You do such a great job on your tutorials. THank you for ahsring your talents with us. Have a great day!

  • September 30, 2010 at 3:27 pm
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    I love your tutorials and your blog and I am so happy I found it! Thanks so much for the chance to win! I almost got the Picnic Parade set when it was in the Mini catalogue and now I remember why I liked it so much…It’s adorable!

  • October 1, 2010 at 4:00 am
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    I just found your blog and love it. You give such great information on Stampin Up products. Can’t wait to try out some of your tutorials.

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