Hello Friends. Lately I've been staring at the mountain of off-cut scraps of paper that have been piling up on my desk. :) As a 8.5in x 11in scrapper, these off-cuts can range from 12in x 3.5in in size to 1in x 8.5in and anything in between. And being a thrifty scrapper I really have a hard time throwing these bits and pieces away. *grin*
So what's a crafter to do??? Solution. Make a "mini" mini album!!
"Little book of Art"
products used: cs - kaisercraft, bo bunny; pp - kaisercraft, jillibean soup; alpha - kaisercraft, jillibean soup, Heather Bailey; other - helmar glue, black pen (sharpie).
As you can see from the products list, there isn't a lot of materials involved. Just a little bit of time and a willing participate who will draw some gorgeous keepsake art...
I found this wonderful tutorial from PaperVine on creating mini albums from one piece of paper. Lowri has done an awesome job with the step by step. :)
So, keeping in mind that I wanted to use up my left over bits, I haven't added any photos. My kids at the moment have been producing wonderful pieces of art, and I am having trouble documenting each and every piece! LOL!! (We are going through sooooo many sheets of paper at the moment - the printer tray is looking a little bare!!).
My idea was to fill in the pages with the white cardstock. And the off-cuts are a perfect size to fit inside the album. I have also left enough room on each page to document the title of the artwork and some extra information which I will find interesting at a later date. For example, Cameron, aged three, "self portrait" - drawn with his left hand, 16.08.12.
I am quite happy with the outcome. :) It's simple and effective. Now all I need to do is dive back into that growning pile of papers and see what else I can come up with!
Thanks for visiting..x