Thursday, December 11, 2008

Quick and Easy Christmas Gift Ideas…

Do you have a long list of gifts to make yet you are short on time? Create mini albums using the Bind-It-All and DreamKuts Innovative Tools. Cut chipboard out and cover it with your favorite pattern papers and embellishments. The page inserts were created using a single sheet of cardstock cut with the DreamKuts tool. I love the look and texture of ribbons; they look great tied to the Zutter OWires. Now you are ready for the holidays!

A tip to making these mini albums so quickly: choose coordinating colors and embellishments. By choosing similar product colors and working with one theme, the work flows faster.

I would love to hear your comments and tips for creating mini album gifts with the Zutter Bind-It-All.



Tools:
Zutter Innovative Bind-it-All, DreamKuts and Zutter Wire Cutters- Fiskars – Paper Trimmer
EK Success – Scissors
Materials:
Zutter Innovative ¾” Antique Brass O-Wires
Brads, Paint & Min-tags – Making Memories
Cardstock – Bazzill
Chipboard Title – Lil’ Davis Design
Flowers - Prima
Patterned Paper – K&Company, My Mind’s Eye, Ribbon – Making Memories, May Arts and Close to my Heart
Stockings – Hobby Lobby and Jolees by You

12 comments:

Gina said...

This is beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration.

kasmello said...

GO TRISHA!! I love the vintage mini-book. I always love to see what you come up with : )

TxScrapAddict said...

Beautiful!!

Patrice said...

I always enjoy seeing your projects. You are so creative and talented. The mini-books are great.

Sheene said...

ive been meaning to make a few for my sisters this christmas.. especially ones with babies on the way.. but im always stuck at whether to leave the pages bare or at least leave a matte for the pictures they'll put.. they're all clueless with scrapbooking.. :)

Lea Sanders said...

Great projects!

Tish Treadaway said...

Sheene,

I left the pages blank on the mini albums pictured. A 4 x 4 size is easy for any individual; a beginner or a seasoned scrapbooker to fill with photos and journaling.

Vera Matson said...

Hey Tish! Your BIA projects look great! I hope you have a great holiday!

Scrappy Nan said...

you've been a busy girl! love the vintage santa!

Cina said...

I just got my bind it all yesterday and I already tried my hand at 4 books which I am in love with. I think I am ready to step into the world of full fledged cover design. These are really inspirational. As everyone else said THANKS!!

voodoo vixen said...

Lovely books Trisha!

Kathy said...

Thanks so much for these ideas! :) I tend to forget when I am under the gun during the holidays to get things done. :P But these mini books are perfect and cute! :)