Sunday, July 11, 2010

Butterfly Tube Mini Album














My neice and nephew are staying with us for the month.  I found some time yesterday to do some papercrafting with my neice, who's turning 11 on the 20th. 

I had saved some toilet paper tubes with this project in mind, and we created this Butterfly Tube Mini Album.  It's the first time I've made a mini with tubes, and I was surprised at how quick it all came together.  The most important part is that she really seems to like it.  :)

Hoping to find more time to create with her while she's here.

*** Edited for clarification:  I've had a few questions posted here and emailed to me about the tubes I used.  They are just empty toilet paper roll tubes.... basically just cardboard that I flattened out.  When you bind them together on one end, each tube creates its own pocket perfect for pull out pages.  I hope I've explained it well now. 

Happy creating!  :)


Supplies used (all CTMH unless otherwise noted):
Paper:  White Daisy, Blush, Chocolate CS; Rebecca DSP (retired SU)
Stamps:  Flight of the Butterfly (might be retired - SU); Framed Moments
Inks:  Blush, Chocolate
Punches:  Butterfly (SU), Butterfly (Martha Stewart), Mini Tab (McGill), Scallop border (SU)
Embellishments:  Paper flowers (Prima), Hollyhock stitched grosgrain, Adhesive Pearl
Other items:  Bind-It-All (Zutter), 1/2" Silver coil (Zutter), Toilet Paper tubes (other), 3D foam tape

14 comments:

Dawn said...

Those are a great projects to share, love the papers you used.
Glad you are having a good time with your visitors.

Carla said...

Gorgeous album! Love it!

Nancy Ball said...

Beautiful album, Vicki. I'm guessing you've cut and covered the tubes as your pages?

Sharli said...

LOVE your album, Vicki - but I don't understand about the tubes? I love the butterflies, and the colors!

Brenda said...

Wow, is this ever cute, Vicki! It's simple, yet so beautiful!!

Gretel said...

I'm guessing that your toilet paper tubes in Canada are very different from ours in USA. Ours are made of a kraft-paper colored cardboard. What are yours made of? Because I also cannot see how you used toilet paper tubes.Then again, Vicki, you are quite inventive:)

Cynthia said...

This is so cute. What a great project!
Cynthia

Naomi said...

Who would have thought something so beautiful could be made from toilet paper rolls!! So amazing! I'm guessing you just flattened the tubes (creating the pocket) and then covered each side with cardstock? Brilliant!!!

Jeni Perkins said...

I also think the album is adorable & also am a bit confused on what you did to the tubes before binding them? Cut them? Flatten them? :)

Wendy K. said...

What a cute album! Of course, I love butterflies and pink!

wej said...

super nice.

Crafty Jenn said...

These tube albums are so quaint. I first saw one at Tresa Black's CU where one of the ladies had made one. Needless to say, everybody had a reason to use the restrooms more often! Lol!

Super cute. Love the color combo and all the butterflies.

Naomi said...

I've already commented, but I keep coming back to take a peek at this sweet little album, and now I'm curious... What are the dimensions of each page? Have you trimmed down the ends of the tubes at all? I don't have a binding contraption--do you have any other suggestions for securing the pages together? I was thinking maybe ribbons or small binder clips... I so want to do this with a ladies group or something!!!

Stampin n da Hood said...

well how stankin cute is this? and how did I ever miss it?!

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