Top Note Mini Album

I admit it - yep, I simply ADORE Stampin' Up!'s exclusive Top Note Die! I made a mini album this weekend using this die... Easy and Fun!! You know, this is really a sweet idea for giving as a completed gift for grandparents and relatives (hey, Christmas is coming up!), or how about presenting a birthday girl with a partially completed one, and include a small stash of embellishments & journaling pen just for her? She would only need to add wallet-sized photos and her own special touches! Easy peasy and (I'll bet) a big hit!

Here are the details:
All of the "pages" are made from thin chipboard that was die cut using SU's Top Note Die & Big Shot. I die-cut coordinating designer series papers and glued them on each page with Mono-Multi glue. I used some retired SU organdy ribbon in Old Olive for the front cover (it's adhered between the chipboard and front cover paper, then tied into a knot & trimmed). With an extra chipboard page as a template, I punched two holes using a Cropadile for the book binder rings and assembled it together. I added wallet sized photos after using the corner rounder punch on each one (some photos were trimmed smaller, which gave some nice space for journaling, depending on orientation). I added embellishments last (leftover pieces of a Simply Scrapping kit, die cut letters/shapes from Naturally Serif, Bird w/Leaves and Flowers, Buttons Sizzix dies, hodgepodge hardware, ribbons, cut-out stamp images/shapes, etc...). I was able to have 12 individual "pages" using the 1 1/4"inch book rings, and my mini album contains 24 different photos.

This really was an enjoyable & relaxing project! Actually, I found myself reminiscing (which slowed me down -ALOT) as I was gluing the pictures down, because these were all photos of my two boys during 1997- early 1998... oh, how they've grown! sniff, sniff... I believe I am going to have a real hard time of it when they start to fly the coop! Anyhow, I digress.... back to the project - truly, there was nothing complicated with this one - which is sometimes good for us, right!?! No stress projects are the way to go!!! :)


Stephanie said...

very neat - love how it was made into a mini album! Going make me break down and get the Big shot....!

Lisa Page said...

I'm from SCS Group #4 SU! Bloggers. The more I look at the Top Note die the more I like it! I just realized yesterday that it matches the curly label punch also. These little albums are adorable!

Stephanie said...

This is very, very cool! I would never think to use the Top Note as a scrapbook page! Great job!

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