Generally, I like things to stay the way I’m used to them, but sometimes change is good, like when you recycle old things into new things! That’s the point of this challenge at Cut it Up. It’s altered or recycled items. I did both – altered one thing and recycled another – and came up with a mini album! 🙂
Here’s the link to the quick tutorial on how to make the coin envelope mini.I used my Stampin’ Up 1″ punch to make the half circles, and inked everything with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I bound the album with my Bind-it-All. The paper pack you see is the one I used, a really old one that I love and can’t bring myself to use that often called Daydreams by K & Co.
Next I needed some tags to go in the pages. They were made using the recycled backing to some Stampin’ Up paper.
Used another SU punch to make tabs for the tags. (Lots of Stampin’ Up products — and I’m not even a consultant!) Next up – decorating. I wanted something very simple so I went with Halloween silhouettes. Some were from DB Vintage Halloween dingbat font, some were just saved on my computer. I went with black and added a shadow in Kraft so they would stand out on the dotted paper. Here’s the cover:and here are the inside pages. Each little silhouette is only adhered on the sides so I can slip a photo half-underneath it. You can click on the images if you want to see them larger.
You can see the papers I chose for the tags – taken from my scrap file, not the aforementioned K & Co papers. I just went with a fall/brownish theme. So that’s it! My altered and recycled mini. Check out the other design team members’ projects over at Cut it Up, then come join us for this frugal challenge. The prize this time around is a $20 gift code from Heartfelt Creations.