Scatter Kindness Like Confetti Waterfall Album

Scatter Kindness Like Confetti Waterfall Album: A Scrap Your Stash Project Share

Hello, Friends!  This Scatter Kindness Like Confetti Waterfall Album is a real collection mash up!  It contains papers from Simple Stories Simple Vintage Botanicals, Craft Consortium’s Tell the Bees, and My Mind’s Eye Madison Avenue (an oldie..but a goodie!)

Let me ask you a question.  What do you do with the little bits and bobs you have left over from a favorite paper collection?  Do you stash them in a drawer to gather dust?  Toss them in the recycle bin?  Well, I like to periodically gather them all up and create what I call a “Scrap Your Stash” project.

Scatter Kindness Like Confetti Waterfall Album: The Inspiration

Our son and his lovely wife are in the process of moving, so when Melody cleaned out her craft room, she set aside a few treasures she thought I might enjoy.  A lovely 8 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ binder was in the mix.  It was sturdy and I liked the size…but not the bright green cover or the ring binder.  So the first step in this process was removing the ring binder mechanism (not for the faint of heart, I might add) and altering the cover.  I wish I had thought to take process photos, but I do describe the process I followed in the video tour of the album below.

Since I am completely obsessed with shakers at the moment, I also altered this Tim Holtz Vignette Frame and turned it into a shaker box.  Then I combed through the odds and ends of my Little Birdie Flowers and created the pretty floral feature on the cover.

The spine is wrapped with ribbon and adorned with lots of pretty metal charms.  If you look at the back cover, you can see how I collaged a bunch of papers together.  These are all coated with Distress Vintage Collage Medium.  It did a great job of unifying all the different colors and patterns.

Scatter Kindness Like Confetti Waterfall Album: A Peek Inside

Since I got rid of the ring binder mechanism, I had to do a little repair work on the inside cover.  There were some holes and a few little tears.  Nothing that a layer of heavy kraft paper would not cover up.  In place of the ring binder, I created simple double waterfall.  This is probably the easiest way in the world to create a mini album, as there is no binding system required.  You can see how to do this HERE.

The pages are secured with a ribbon closure.  Each page measures 4 1/4″ x 6 1/4″; a nice size for photos.  And, there are 8 pages in each waterfall, giving you room for 32 photos in all.

Of course, I had to add flaps and fun belly bands and all sorts of interactive fun to the pages.  You’ll see all of that in the video tour.

Scatter Kindness Like Confetti Waterfall Album: Pockets and Inserts

Behind the waterfall cascade, I added a pair of double pockets.

The shallow side holds little 3″ x 3″ journaling folios.  Aren’t they sweet?

Scatter Kindness Like Confetti Waterfall Album: The Video Tour

I’ll share lots of tips and tricks in this project share video.  I’m sure you will find ideas that you can use to help you Scrap your Stash and make a lovely mini album.


I hope I shared some tips, tricks and ideas you can use in your own crafty adventures.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!




NOTE: Since lots of these items have been in my stash a LONG time, I may not be able to provide links.  I’ll do so wherever I can, but thanks for understanding when I cannot.



8 thoughts on “Scatter Kindness Like Confetti Waterfall Album

  1. Belinda Blom

    Hi Kathy, this is gorgeous!
    I would love to try to make an album like this myself, however, the link to the tutorial doesn’t work… (where it says “HERE”)
    Could you please check?
    Love, Belinda

    1. kathycNC Post author

      Hi, Belinda! Thanks so much for these kind words. I just checked the linked tutorials, and they worked fine for me. Perhaps the issue is on your end? Try copying the links and then pasting into the search window on YouTube. If that does not work, click on the “videos” tab and scroll down looking for the Authentique Liberty Tutorial. That will show you how to build the album. Then look for the Authentique St. Patrick’s Day shaker folio to learn how to make the shaker frame. Hope that helps!

  2. Gena L Krannig

    Kathy, what a beautiful and fun album! I really love the idea of using up scraps of precious paper. So many collections by different companies actually go together very well. The shaker frame and elements are lovely and the sentiment is so sweet. The waterfall designs are my favorite! Thank you for sharing this fantastic project AND your video! Hugs!

  3. soozyb2013

    This project is amazing! Love the papers and the amounts of pages to fill with photo’s or whatever. I have yet to make a folio. I am wondering Kathy if you have a video on making one? You probably do and I have forgotten. You are the queen of embellishing. I can’t believe you made this out of scrap or leftover papers!!! You really are so very talented. 🙂 Hugs from your friend in Victoria, BC

  4. Candy

    Oh my word, Kathy. This is just exquisite! So much work involved. I love the papers! Love the colors and of course, your personal touches of all the embellishments are perfection. Who would not LOVE to receive this? Just beautiful!

  5. Suzy Q

    Oh wow Kathy!!! Just luv this gorgeous waterfall album! And using up your stash to make it …is nothing but a win-win situation!!! Thanks for the great idea! And a shaker too! That’s a plus! I haven’t been able to find any of that wide plaid ribbon any where local… guess I’ll be making an order to RRR! And ….Well …. I’m not gonna pass up strange colored albums any more! Lol! Hugs, Suzy Q

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