Monday, December 10, 2012

Made it from scratch: OA Make it Merry Mini

Visiting Santa Mini Book by Mollie Deem
For those of you with more modern photos,this little mini would be perfect for instagram photos too!

When I was home for Christmas last year my mom had displayed photos of my siblings and I visiting Santa at the mall. Like a sneaky little elf, I grabbed them for a quick scan so I could reprint them and make a little mini book later. So last weekend I got an idea and I thought it would be fun to make a little album for my sister for Christmas, but there was just one problem... with only 6 photos needing just 3 pages, using plain paper would make for a pretty wimpy (aka sad and pathetic) little book. So, I needed to come up with a way to give 3 little pages some substance! Thus the grunge paper mini book idea was born.
(And my friends will be shocked to learn that I finished this baby in less than a week! -And so can you.)
Here's my strategy:
-Make the cover on the weekend (it takes a little while to get done).
-Make one page a day... in just about an hour a page.
-Have a fabulous gift you want to keep for yourself in less than a week's time :)
So, want to make this album too? Here's what you'll need:
  • October Afternoon Make it Merry:
    • One Make it Merry kit (sold out)
    • One sheet of PP676 - Make a Card
    • One Sheet of PP684 - Make a List
    • One package of buttons
    • One package of Flyers
    • One package of brads
    • One sheet of SS446 - Word Stickers
  • One sheet of Oxcober Afternoon Witch Hazel SS437 - Label Stickers
  • One sheet of October Afternoon Black and Cream Mini Market Stickers
  • One package of 6"x12" grunge paper from Ranger/TIm Holtz
  • Ring Binder - Large, Advantus/Tim Holtz Idea-ology Collection
  • One Christmas Muse Token from Advantus/Tim Holtz
  • One "hitch fastener" from Advantus/Tim Holtz
  • One safety pin from Making Memories (could use a Fastener from Tim Holtz instead)
  • One elastic tie from Seven Gypsies (7ge)
  • Green, Black Chevron ribbon from May Arts
  • 3 red 1/8" eyelets
  • "1" brad from Basic Grey "Clippings" collection
  • Silver pipe cleaner (craft supply, Michaels)
  • White roses trim, Maya Road
  • Red sequins trim (Recollections, Michaels)
  • 1.25" Chipboard circle, Bazzill
  • Corrugated heart from Jillibean Soup
  • Sewing machine and black thread
  • .03 Black Pen
  • Wonder tape, American Crafts
  • 1/8" Tacky (Red line) tape, Provocraft
  • Strong runner adhesive (I used a combination of the Xyron Cheetah and the Xyron Tape Runner with permanent adhesive.)
  • Clear stamp block
  • Versafine Black ink
If you don't have a Make it Merry kit from October Afternoon, you'll need the following:
  • October Afternoon Make it Merry:
    • Tin Pins
    • EM462 - Washi - To/From
    • 8x8 Paper Pad
    • Tin Pins
  • October Afternoon Holiday Style:
    • Snowflake Rubons
    • Miscellany pack
    • SS448 - Mini Market Stickers (peppermint)
  • Red baker's twine
So go gather up your supplies and come back tomorrow to learn how to make the the first page in about an hour.

1 comment:

MegsMama said...

Yes we are all surprised! : o)