a mini-scrapbook…

While cleaning and organizing my little scrapbook space, I came across this little scrapbook I made a few years ago from an altoid tin.
 It was a really fun & easy project.
Just take an empty altoid tin and wash it.
Assemble some scraps of cardstock, some ribbon and whatever little embellishments you have and 2 punches.
For this project I used the Marcy Uchida circle punch (2 1/4 inch size, which fits perfectly into the tin) and an EK Success Flower Punch.
You also need a set of little pictures to go inside the scrapbook.
Walmart makes this easy with the various size miniature prints you can make under the ‘collage’ setting at their in-store photo kiosks.
You start by punching a circle out of cardstock to cover up the altoid label on your tin.
Embellish the circle with a punched flower, a brad and some ribbon as shown.
 Or whatever other creative ideas you have. I am all about making a project your own!
Inside the tin is your ‘mini scrapbook’. Punch as many circles for the scrapbook as you like. I recommend around 6-7 circles.
Place an eyelet at the top of each circle page to provide a place to insert ribbon to tie the scrapbook pages together.
Then build each page however you like. On each page of my mini, I have included a picture, a punched flower and a button. I have inked the edges of the flowers and circles for a little added dimension.
Building the pages is your time to play.
Mix and match colors! Switch up embellishments!
This project makes a great little gift for Grandparents. Or a nice little purse-sized scrapbook.
It would also be a great birthday party craft.
You only needs some tins, cardstock scraps, a few punches and whatever else you have on hand for embellishments.
This is one of my favorite projects ever!
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  1. says

    Oh my! This is just TOOOO cute! I need to go buy and eat a can full of altoids now! At least nobody will complain about my breath by the end of this project. I'm so glad you shared!

  2. says

    What a cute book! My mom would probably love to carry that around in her purse with pictures of her grandkids in it!

    Thanks for linking up to Show and Tell Saturday!

  3. says

    Great idea! I love mini-albums,and Altoids tins are perfect! I actually have an Altoid Sours tin in my "stash" and lots of fall paper left over from the Bo Bunny project I'm featuring on my blog today. I think I know what I'll be doing this evening!

    Visiting from MTWC. Have a great day!


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