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back to the shabby tea room…

I used to make bunches of mini albums, but haven’t created one for well over a year. Then I saw a thumbnail sketch on TSTR site as I was posting yesterdays’ card for their ‘Sweet Summer’ challenge #117 (you can visit the site HERE). Sassy#14, created a mini album.  It must have stayed in my mind all night because when I woke up, I was ready to make this one with no hesitation!  It’s made from a single sheet of double sided patterned paper!



The front and back covers are two separate pieces of chipboard, covered in paper. The front is embellished with a sugar glittered paper rose, a tiny fabric flower from Michaels’ and small scraps of ribbon.  The blue silk ribbon was gathered with a few running stitches to frame the pink rose and a bit of treasured antique lace is tucked in their as well.  The velvet leaf was a vintage millinery find that a dear friend gave me and a loop of pearls was added for good measure.  I made a tiny tag from PTIs’ die and stamp set by the same name and attached it to the rose with a length of sewing thread tied around the base.



Because I used the cut, score and accordion fold method to make the inside of this album (1, 12″ square of paper), I had to ‘close’ the open side of each page.  They alternate top edges and bottom edges.  To keep it quick, I used fabric and paper flowers, folded in half and glued over the open edges.  The tiny tags were cut from a sheet of card stock and scraps of ribbons, along with buttons, were added to each tag.



Because the points where the ‘pages’ make the spine, are not closed, I place a piece of organza ribbon over the spine before glueing  the inside unit to the cover pieces.  That little bit of ribbon keeps the tags from going too far into the album.



My Mother is elderly and not very clear of mind. She frequently feels ‘lonely’ even though she is not alone.  This little bitty album can go into her pocket, as things she can touch, provide comfort.  She hasn’t lost her delight in ‘pretty things’ either!  I will add some little photos before giving it to her this afternoon.

Thanks Sassy, for giving me the idea!






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8 comments to back to the shabby tea room…

  • STUNNING … — this project took my breath away — so, so gorgeous! I may have to try to give one of these a try soon — LOVE! Thanks for sharing another lovely project with us this week in the Tea Room, Rebecca 🙂

  • aw thanks Rebecca…but i got the idea from somwehere else just did my own spin on it i made lots of the little book but this was a bit different ….but yours is absoloutly stunning..your mom is gonna love it …totally beautifull and guess hwat i might have a go at this havent made one of these but have made the books from 12×12 papers folded booksbefore so gathering its roughly the same but different size…hugs sassyxx

  • Michelle Bala

    Oh my goodness…gorgeous book!!! Love all the beautiful details!

  • wow, this is sooo gorgeous! i’ve never made one, so i’ll add this to my to do one day list. also, congrats because i just noticed your stamping royalty blinkie – how exciting!

  • Polly Jensen

    Absolutely gorgeous! This is such a beautiful little mini! I love the way you embellished it and the little tags are so pretty!

  • Rebecca thanks so much for sharing this adorable little mini with us at TSTR! It is just adorable. The papers that you’ve just are gorgeous and I love that you’ve made it for your Mom to treasure! Hugs!

  • This is such a beautiful little mini, Rebecca! And that cover is so eye-popping with that aqua gathered ribbon!!