Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Club Scrap Shades of Winter Blog Hop

Welcome friends...  Can you believe that it is December 28th already? Only 3 days left in 2016!!! I just don't know where the year has gone.  As you know the last Wednesday of each month is the Club Scrap Blog Hop and this month we are sharing a lovely kit - Shades of Winter with you.  It is filled with beautiful papers, stamps and goodies as always but it's even better because it's Blues which you know I LOVE!

I decided that this year I would make something different as stocking stuffers for the boys so I made them mini albums.  Yes I know it's an odd thing to make for guys but I thought if I made a winter themed album then filled them with photos of christmas/winters past it might be something they would enjoy.

I decided upon a Mini Maze Album.  This little devil is made from a single 12 x 12" sheet of cardstock that has been scored and cleverly cut so that it can be folded in such a way that allows you to create an entire album.  It was a technique challenge for June 2015 but I had so much fun making it I thought it would be a great little album for stockings.

(NOTE: These photos are from another album I made) 
To create this album simply score a piece of 12 x 12 cardstock at 3", 6" and 9" lines; turn and score along the same lines.  The 12 x 12 piece of cardstock should now be divided up into 12 - 3" x 3" squares.

Next step - cut along the score lines to make an "M" as shown.

Finally crease, flip and fold until you have a nice set of album pages!  From there it's up to you on how you want to decorate it.  I like to use my ATG adhesive to glue together the folded pages but it's not necessary.  I have seen some of these albums where people leave the pages loose so that the entire album can be opened back up again so that the 12x12 paper lays out flat to be viewed.  So how you present the album is up to you.  I'm a mini album nut so I like to keep it in a book form.

For these albums I used a piece of cardstock cut 3" x 6.25" and wrapped it around the outside of the album pages for a cover (which also covers up the ribbon closure). To add a bit of interest I decided to make the pages flip up instead of from side to side like a normal book.  Just something a bit different and fun for a change of pace.  

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Have a wonderful day friends!

Supplies: - Shades of Winter cardstock, rubber stamps, ribbon, stickers
Imagine - Memento Dye Ink, Delicata Silver Shimmer ink, Sponge Dauber


  1. As always Roni, very pretty. Happy new year.

  2. Roni, what a great idea to make these for your guys! These came out wonderful, thanks for sharing!

  3. The mini maze is always a handy go-to! Love it in the Shades of Winter paper!

  4. I adore these little books! What a great gift for guys!

  5. Wow your mini maze books sure look adorable done up with this collection, good taste & talent you have!

  6. So cute! Love those little maze books! Great gifts!

  7. Love the spin on these mini books - pages flipping up vs side to side...something different. I've made the conventional maze books, but will make one that way that you have done. Thank you for sharing!

  8. Your mini albums are perfectly masculine in the Shades of Winter papers. Your boys are lucky indeed!

  9. Awwww Roni love your Mini Maze albums, so sweet!!!

  10. Fun mini album and thanks for the instructions! Great job Roni!

  11. I can totally see Girl Scouts make this for a crafting badge! I'm going to help my nieces make their own at our next family gathering. Thanks for the helpful instructions!

  12. Roni, what a cute idea these mini albums. Hope your boys love all the pictures that you will put into it with lots of love.

  13. Your mini maze album is an awesome gift for boys...well girls as well. Love this different style.

  14. Nice idea for stocking stuffers!


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