Thursday, December 30, 2010

TP mini scrapbook tutorial

 A couple of finished TP mini Scrapbooks. These make great little gifts! I've given away a ton of these!
  Step 1: get 3 TP rolls the same size trim if needed to match in size. Smash them flat w/your hand.
 Step 2: Cut desired paper to fit the TP rolls. leave an extra flap to fold under as shown bellow (in step 3). I use double sided tape at each end of the TP roll.
 Step 3: stick paper to TP roll. Make sure to fold a flap at the bottom to hold it better & make it look nicer. Also make sure the paper will overlap the "flap" & go all the way to the bottom of the TP roll, so you don't have a seam in the middle of your page.
 I put another strip of double stick tape on top of the flap of paper to hold down the top peice. It should look like this when you get it all stuck down. Page 1 complete. I do 3, b/c I find more then 3 sticks up funny b/c TP rolls are not perfectly flat. I then cut a piece of paper to fit inside each roll for added pages. As shown at the top. If you do 3 TP rolls & 1 paper in each one, then use each side for pictures you can fit 7 pictures or journal spots (not counting the front or back cover pages). I personally don't put pictures on those pages, but you could if you wanted 2 more photo spots. :)
                                    Step 4: punch holes the size of the eyelets you plan to use.
 Step 5: Add eyelets to hold it together better, then tie album together w/ribbon, making sure it's not too tight that the pages don't turn well & not too loose so that the album is laying funny. Or you can use small jump rings & tie ribbons on them. For this type of album I prefur using eyelets to hold it in place better as I did in the top 2 albums. Good luck & have fun!! :)
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Terry said...

I've been wanting to make one of these for awhile. I've got 2 empties so far....can't wait to make one of these cute little minis!

Chrystie said...

They're pretty fun & simple! The TP rolls collect quickly in our family of 6! :) I finally had to get rid of some b/c I had bags full! Hope this helps! :) Have fun & feel free to ask ?'s!

Lori@Paisley Passions said...

I have been wanting to make one of these. Yours is darling. Thanks for sharing on Thrilling Thursday @ Paisley Passions :)

Chrystie said...

Thanks for the compliment! :) I'm glad I found your blog! :)

AllieMakes! said...

What a great idea! My little girl would LOVE this!
Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!

Lori@Paisley Passions said...

I am going to feature this on Thrilling Thursday tomorrow. Feel free to stop by and grab and "I Thrilled" featured button if you would like! Thanks again for linking up. Hope you stop by again soon! :)

Chrystie said...

Lori, thanks SO much for featuring me! How fun! :) I grabed your featured button & added it to my side bar! :)