I don’t know about you, but I L-O-V-E creating mini scrapbook albums! I especially like creating them from recycled materials, because it gives them a lot of texture. What have you made mini albums from? I’ve used things like playing cards, books, and even old board games!
Hi everyone! Katie Smith here, from Punk Projects. I’m so excited to be guest posting on the CK blog today! In the new July/August issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine, you can see the mini album I created from an old Clue board game. Today I thought I would share some tips on how I created it.
Clue mini album by Katie Smith, as seen in the July/August 2012 issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine, page 18.
It’s super easy to create a mini album from an old board game. Here’s how I did it:
- Using a craft knife, cut your board game into “pages.” Since I was using a Clue board, I cut out the “rooms.” If you are using a different board game, you could cut it in different shapes.
- Cover the back sides of your pages with cardstock or patterned paper.
- Sand and ink the edges.
- Punch holes in the sides of your board game pages, and bind them together. I used twine to tie my pages together.
- Now all you have to do is add photos and embellishments!
Another fun idea is to add some of the board game pieces to your mini album. For the cover of my mini album, I added the “Confidential” envelope and placed a few cards inside.
Start out your summer playfully by making your own board game mini albums! Or, for more fun summer scrapbooking tips and tricks, pick up your copy of the new July/August 2012 issue today.
—Katie Smith, Punk Projects