Thursday, January 13, 2011

Photo Carousel

I'm back to share the photo carousel I made for the web show this past weekend.  There were some technical difficulties with the recording, so I don't have a link to the show for you.  However, I do have some photos of the finished project with some deets on how I plan to use this little diddy this year.  Here we go!

This project was created almost exclusively with the contents of this kit from Scrapbook Heaven:
There are still a few left in the store, and at $29.99, it is a great deal.  I still have papers and lots of ribbon left over.

We start off with the wooden ribbon spool holder from Prima and some binder rings from the office supply store.  The ones I used are 1 1/2" in diameter and allow for plenty of space to add pages throughout the year.

I designed this project to hold favorite photos of 2011 and to record special moments of the year.  

So I started off creating divider pages for each month of the year:
Just typed up the months on the 'puter and punched them with a variety of punches = super easy tabs.  The numbers are punched from a clock die cut included in the kit.

Close-ups of the divider pages:
I did add a couple of flowers from my stash (6, 9, 12 above), but the kit comes with some fab patterned flowers (like 1 and 11), and some die cut flowers so you can create your own paper flowers (seen in 3, 5 and 10).  The butterfly and border punches are Martha Stewart. And for some reason the polka-dot ribbon is photographing red; it's actually hot pink.  Okie dokie, moving on...

I used some of the patterned paper to cut pages for the album.  All of the pages measure 3 3/4" tall so that they clear the top knob of the carousel.  And most of the pages are 2 3/4" wide, not counting the tabs.  But a few of the pages I extended to 3 1/4" and border punched (like the one above).  I really like how there's a lot of variety peeking out from the edge of the album as it spins.  

Am I boring you to tears yet?!

One of my favorite things in this kit is a sheet of KI Memories die cut paper.  I chopped up this 12x12 sheet and spray glued it to acrylic packaging (any kind of thick, flat acrylic packaging that everything seems to be wrapped in these days)  cut to 2 3/4" x 3 3/4".  In retrospect, I wish I had cut these a little wider so they could peek out too.  

We're almost done, just one more part.


Since not everything throughout the year will fit so neat and tidy on these small pages, I decided to make some pocket pages.  These are super easy:
  1. Cut paper to 4" tall x 6" long.
  2. Score along the 6" side at 1/4"
  3. Make two scores going the short way at 1/2" and 3 1/4"
  4. OK, here's where I think I should have taken some pics of the process: cut away two of the bottom flaps (the tiny 1/2" by 1/4" one and the second long one--1/4" by 2 3/4".
  5. Punch a notch in the top center of one of the sections (this is purely optional, but take it from me: do this before you adhere)
  6. Adhere with the flaps on the inside (I just like the nice finished look this gives).  
The kit comes with some fun punch out labels and tags like the one shown above.  I used these like tabs on the pocket pages, and will use these for mini versions of "day-in-the-life" "week-in-the-life" projects.

Whew, I'm done!  Thanks for sticking through this project to the end with me.  Oh wait, one more thing, geesh.

Top the whole thing off with the ginormous fabric flower included in the kit and embellish it with a handmade paper flower.
 Isn't that purty?!

Thanks again for reading, and who knows, maybe I'll be sharing some shots of this project as the year goes on.

Happy Creating!


  1. Thanks so much Nic! I love mini albums like this to record, store, and display memories. The books you make with your sister sound lovely!

  2. Ok Michelle... this is jaw dropping amazing! Writing you now about it!!!!!


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