Saturday, May 21, 2011

" I'd Rather Be At The Beach " Blog Hop Day 4

Hey I'm Glad you stopped by the "I'd Rather Be At The Beach" Blog Hop. This blog hop runs from May 18-22. If you are coming from Blog you’re on the right track. If you just joined us, you can go back to the beginning HERE and hop along with us. We’ve had so much fun creating this hop, and we have a wonderful line up with some oh-so-talented crafters. You will find loads of projects with a beachy theme throughout this hop! If you love the beach as much as I do, then you won't want to miss this one! We have LOTS of blog candy to offer! Please check back daily for your chance to win!

Here's the lineup:

                                                                     Welcome to Day 4 of our Hop. I'm am so excited to share this next project with you. I almost just couldn't wait. Have you ever wanted to do a project and you felt like you just couldn't get the hang of it ?? That's the way the "MINI ALBUMS" are for me. I've tried a few and just wasn't happy with what I was accomplishing. I  still have a long way to go on these but I feel like this one is better than the others I've Made.
This was made from 4 empty toilet paper rolls. They were flattened using my bone folder.I cut a template about 5inches long and about 9 inches wide. After I glued the paper to the tube, I mitered the corners. So when you fold it in the tube it will be smooth.
                                           and won't show the edges of the tube.                 
I used up alot of scrap paper on this project.
I'm very happy with the way it turned out.
 I used binding rings to hold it together. They are 1 inch rings.
 I chose to use 4 tubes. You could use more if you wanted a bigger book.
 These are also the perfect size for gift cards.
 Well here's my little Mini album...
 I hope you like it.
Thank you so much for stopping by to visit and checking out my mini. ..Please leave me a comment to let me know what you think of this project, or if you have a tip you'd like to pass on please feel free. Don't forget to hit all the stops along this hop . you never know what you could be missing. Thanks again for hopping by and I hope To see you tomorrow along the same trail. Have a wonderful Day .


  1. now that is recycling!! LOVE it!! I am going to try one...

  2. Great job, I just received a mini album made from toilet paper rolls from my future daughter in law. I love it. I may try one soon.

  3. Super cute album and who thought you could use toilet paper rolls to scrap with! ;-)

    -Lauren B
    lbrocchi (at) gmail (dot) com

  4. So glad you showed this. I have toilet paper rolls saved up to make a little Album. I love yours. Lovin this hop. :0)
    cindymarshall63@ hotmail dot com

  5. I love the mini. The blues are so pretty and the album is awesome. Nice idea!!!

  6. Beautiful mini Album.


  7. What a great way to recycle. Adorable lil album,TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

  8. This is really cute! Thanks for sharing! I follow as squiggles87.


  9. what a great recycled project. TFS

  10. Love your toliet paper roll album! It's great to recycle isn't it!

  11. Love the mini. I will have to try this. You have my attention:) Cool idea! TFS!
    Sherrie K
    jskoning at msn dot com

  12. love the this beach hop too!

  13. So cute Jackie! i love mini albums though I have not tried the TP roll yet. My favorite at the moment is the paper sack (lunch sack) albums. I need to make one for my niece next week - better quit hopping huh! Good thing you are the last :) Great job on this mini!

    rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

  14. You should be very proud of yourself! You did a great job with this little album! I have about zillion TP rolls saved for this purpose and have yet to try it! :p Thanks for the inspiration. I want to work on one right now! LOL

    XO ~ Amy Jo (follower)
    amyjrockstar at gmail dot com

  15. Love it. Thanks so much for sharing
    krazykcrafters at msn dot com

  16. Super cute

    pthoreson04 AT gmail DOT com

  17. you know I yet to make a toilet paper mini. Yours so too cute. Plus you were able to use your scraps, thats always music to my ears! I have so many darn scraps,but I hate throwing paper away no matter the size! TFS!
    love it.

  18. This is so cool!!! I'm going to start saving TP rolls!!! I've heard so much about these but never saw one actually made until now, how cute!!

  19. Cool mini album. Thank you for sharing.

  20. Wow lady! You are very talented! I think I am going to do this idea with the kids next door this summer (they are like my grandkids) one hot day when they are bored. I am saving this as a favorite so I don't forget!

  21. This is really cute! I have a mini album made ot TP rollers on my blog right now too. I made one for my grandson for his birthday that will be mailed tomorrow. Minis are my favorite projects to work on next to cards. The more often you do them, the easier it gets. My biggest problem is that mine will never close when I get them finished because I use so many dimensional embellishments on the pages. TFS!

    anniebeescraftroom at gmail dot com

  22. The other day I changed the toilet paper and looked at the roll and thought "what can I do with this?" Then I threw it away. lol Thanks to you, I will be saving a few of these to make a mini.


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