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.
- Simple Stories Simple Vintage Botanicals
- Craft Consortium Tell the Bees
- My Mind’s Eye Madison Avenue (out of print)
- Spectrum Cardstock
- Antique Lace
- Sandy Beach
- Mixed Media Supplies
- Tim Holtz Vignette Frame
- Little Birdie Flowers