10.15.2008

Mini photo album

Have I mentioned that I like working on all sorts of little books? 
Oh yes, I guess that I have talked about them here, here and here...

One more can't hurt, right?


I've been thinking for a while now that this business card holder would make an excellent mini album for my purse, so I finally picked it up from Target this week. 


I have come to the conclusion many of my projects contain the same basic elements: a Heather Bailey product (in this case, fabric) and Mod Podge. Can you really go wrong with these tools at your side?


After taking the book apart, I began applying Mod Podge, which allowed me to adhere the fabric (pre-cut to fit) to the front cover.


I pulled loose strands of fabric along the edges to encourage fraying


Then, I applied a top coat of Mod Podge.


While the glue dried, I sewed buttons onto the elastic that wraps around the front.
Just because.


Once it was almost dry (because you know that I am not patient enough to wait), I put it back together, pictures included. 


I will be pulling this out to show everyone my beautiful book - I mean, my kids. My beautiful kids.

18 comments:

MammaDucky said...

Super cute idea/book/kids!

Katie said...

Oh what a cute and wonderful idea!!! I absolutely love it!

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Aww, that s super cute! I'll be linking to this.

Jenny said...

Could I LOVE everything you make?!?!?!

Sara said...

Very cute idea!!!! =]

Rambling Girl said...

Great idea! I love this new stuff I was turned on by the bloggers...Modge Podge...cool stuff.

Jill -Forever and Ever House said...

Love this idea!! You are so creative!

Hibler House said...

I've been wanting to make a little brag book for the new grandmas in the family for Christmas and I was going to do the name tag one that you did, but now I'm totally going to copy this one! It's so cute, as always. Why does everything you do have to be so wonderful?!

Mikki said...

You just amaze me!! I don't think you've ever posted an idea I haven't adored!!
This is so cute!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Lovely idea - the buttons add the perfect finishing touch!

Sara said...

so cute!

Erin said...

Kristin, LOVE IT! This is gonna be one of my next projects! I just bought a Vinyl Lettering machine and will be starting my own business soon! I'm so excited! Have a great day!

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

What a great brag book! I may make these for Christmas gifts this year -- Thanks for the idea! :)

Blessings,
Stacey

Krista said...

Love it, Kristin . . . esp., the size! =) Btw, how are sales going with your doll houses? I may have to get one for Briley when she's a little older! =)

Darning Diva said...

This is so cute! I ran out to Target to grab some of these right after reading your post! These will make great stocking stuffers for grandparents! Thanks so much for this tutorial!

Sandy Toes said...

What a cute book...I love it. I have done so many projects but never modge podge...I need to try it! I always admire it!
-Sandy Toes

Lori said...

I just saw these little books on sale for $2.48 apiece at Target yesterday! Keep the good ideas coming - I love your blog. ;)

Jessica said...

What a cute idea!!! I'm going to put a little post about this on my site. I think some of my readers would love to make this.

Thanks!
Jessica
www.MomShots.com