Wednesday, January 04, 2012

An ABC Primer Mini Album

Can you stand to see another mini album? I made this one for Graphic 45 back in September, but with one thing and another it's just now being shown. I had this Kaisercraft album in my stash for ages and finally pulled it out and used it! I love An ABC Primer papers and had such fun making this album.

I love the different shapes of the album and how they stack onto each other.

This is a fun little book that can be used for a child's first day of school photos or even a little year in review. I set mine up to show photos from grades 1-6.

I used the Graphic 45 An ABC Primer papers, chipboard, and stamps. The book is pretty simple and not overly embellished. I wanted the papers to be the "star" of the show!

I love the postage stamp images. They are perfect for this project.

Cutting around all the shapes was not so fun, but I love how it all turned out. I was able to use a sanding block to distress the edges so any mistakes I made in cutting are hidden!

You could easily make a book this size in an afternoon.

Did you notice each grade tag has a different clip? Is that fun or what?!

I am not sure where that script ribbon came from. I have a bunch of it in my stash but cannot remember where I purchased it. It's so awesome that I am happy I bought a lot of it! {Can you say "hoarder"?}

I used the main image for the back cover. How cut is this?! I bound the whole thing with rings and tied on some ribbons. Very vintage!

Graphic45 Papers:
An ABC Primer: An ABC Primer, One Two Buckle My Shoe, Grammar School, Games and Playtime, The Three R's, Bedtime Stories, Building Blocks
Graphic45 Staples: An ABC Primer Chipboard Tags 1, An ABC Primer 1 Stamps

Partner products:
Clearsnap: Colorbox Creamy Brown, Chestnut Roan Chalk Ink, Colorbox Graphic45 Decades Photogenic Dye Ink
Core'dinations: Sand it Gadget
Glue Dots: Craft Dot n Go adhesive dots

Kaisercraft: Star Album
Unity: Learning Year by Year stamps
Stampin' Up! Basic Black, Kraft Cardstock, library clips
Tim Holtz Idea-ology: pins and clips
Craft supply: ribbon, twill, brads
We R Memory Keepers: Crop-a-Dile
Scotch 3M: tape runner


  1. Lovely and I esp love the back cover :)

  2. This album is very much GENIUS...... Congrat.....

  3. Adorable! I don't have kids and I want to make one! Guess one of my nieces is getting a present :P

  4. Can I stand yet another album... Can you hear me....>???????
    YES.. BJ

  5. Just wonderful Gloria, brilliant :)

  6. Another wonderful mini album. Love it

  7. This is wonderful Gloria! Great job on the album.

  8. Mini albums have often been my favorites. Think it is time to do another one. Wonder what is in my stash?