Today I am going to show you a sweet Mini Scrapbook Album that makes a great little photo gift to give to  family at gatherings especially during Thanksgiving or over the Holidays

To make it you need just 2 sheets of cardstock, some clear envelopes and ribbon or brads making it a very affordable little gift – it is quick and easy to make so you can easily make a bunch of them and it is lightweight too so a great treat to pop into the mail to loved ones…

have written a printable tutorial on how to make it and you can find the link to this at the end of my blog post along with details of this week’s Blog Candy…

My base is Soft Suede and I used patterned papers from Elegant Soiree DSP (pg 175) to decorate it…I added a cute edge by using my Scallop Trim Punch (pg 200) and gave a touch of luxury by binding it together with Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon (pg 191)…

My tag?  I embossed a sheet of Soft Suede with my Elegant Lines Embossing Folder (pg 214) and punched out my shape using the beautiful new Decorative Label Punch that you can find on pg 25 of the Holiday Mini Catalog – I added a vanilla oval onto which you can write the year, family name or title…

Think about making some of these themed for Christmas – right now you can get 20% off of bundles of products featuring  Designer Series Papers, Stamps and that gorgeous Designer Label Punch…check those bargain bundles out by clicking HERE

What’s inside?  I covered the inside of my album with more DSP and added six little page protectors that are waiting to be filled with photographs!

And those page protectors are made out of Clear Envelopes…cute,eh?  The whole album took me around 15 minutes to put together – it is fun, easy and rewarding – you could make one for every family member in no time at all!

So where do you find the Clear Envelopes? On pg 171 of the Catalog…and this is the order info for them:
102619 – Clear Translucent Envelopes – pack of 50 – $4.95

Imagine how many of these albums you could make with just one pack of clear envelopes plus a few sheets of cardstock!

I hope you enjoy making these as much as I do… leave me a comment to let me know what you think and you will be entered into my Blog Candy drawing where one lucky winner will be drawn this  Friday morning – that lucky winner will win this Album along with some more Clear Envelopes to get them going on making more!

Come back and visit Friday to see if you won and to check out my Festive Friday item for this week!

WANT THIS TUTORIAL SO YOU CAN MAKE THESE CUTE MINI SCRAPBOOK 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!

Tutorial Tuesday goes clear & simple…
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18 thoughts on “Tutorial Tuesday goes clear & simple…

  • October 26, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    I love this idea. Have saved the link in my favorites and hope to try it soon. Thanks for a great idea!

  • October 26, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    Such a great idea,thanks for putting it together and sharing. Have a blessed day and keep coming with the projects.

  • October 26, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    Sarah, this is very pretty. I am thinking of making these for family with pictures from my niece’s upcoming Sweet 16 Party.

  • October 26, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    What a great idea! I will be trying this for sure. Thanks for all your great tutorials!

  • October 26, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    This is a wonderful idea for Christmas gifts.

  • October 26, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    Wow this is so neat! I love the color you used, so soft and expensive looking! The inside looks so finished with that paper. With 50 clear envelopes you could make one for several people and even make one with just decorative XMAS papers for a holiday look. So fun! Thanks for sharing the tutorial with us. Love your blog. Hey, you could do a Valentine themed one with your penguins in love on the front! So cute!

  • October 26, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    Hi Sarah, What a cool project! Love the colors. I just got the build-a-bear stamp set so thought about using the coordinating DSP & stamp set for the cover. By the way, I just love your blog, tutorials & especially the way your write. I’m always inspired to make the project after reading what you wrote. You are one talented lady & I thank you for sharing your talent. Just thought you should know. Have a great day!

  • October 27, 2010 at 4:55 am

    This is so cute! It would be a nice gift especially for grandparents or grandparents day! Thanks for the chance to win an awesome giveaway! I would love to win it!

  • October 27, 2010 at 5:12 am

    What a beautiful and elegant card. This would make a beautiful wedding card. Sarah Thanks for sharing!

  • October 27, 2010 at 6:13 am

    What a great idea! I can’t wait to try it!

  • October 27, 2010 at 6:36 am

    I absolutely love that dsp. It looks like a simple project to do. Can’t wait to try it!

  • October 27, 2010 at 7:42 am

    Perfect idea for a Christmas gift for grandparents and others…who wouldn’t love to get something like this? Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.

  • October 27, 2010 at 10:14 am

    Too funny! I didn’t get to my mail yesterday, but this am, was looking at it, and saw this on another blog and since I’ve always meant to make one, I finally sat down and did it. (Yours is much prettier than the other one). I love how you put the dsp on the inside too.

  • October 27, 2010 at 10:19 am

    love this album! this would be a great handmade present for a child to give to their besty with pictures filled of them:)

  • October 27, 2010 at 1:13 pm

    Hi Sarah, Wonderful idea, as usual! Love the soft suede with the DSP. This will make a great gift for my friends b’day. Thanks for all the great tutorials! Patt

  • October 27, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    Love this idea. They look very simple to make I am sure will be a greatly appreciated by whomever receives one. Now I need to go look through my DSP and pick out some to try.

  • October 28, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    That is sooo cute!
    And so easy!
    I’m going to try it!

  • November 1, 2010 at 10:12 am

    Thank you so much for your tutorials. I send lots of photos to my parents and this is going to be a great way to send them.

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