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Shellye McDaniel

Repurpose a Winter Mini Album

Happy New Year! Shellye here today with a trash-to-treasure mini album idea!  My husband was going to trash his old business card holder, but he gave it to me to see what I could do with it.  So I repurposed it to a “Winter Business Card Mini Album!”

Winter Mini Album Supplies

Repurpose a Winter Mini Album by Shellye McDaniel for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

I am using patterned papers and elements from one collection. It’s easier to match up and create cohesive pages that way.

Repurpose a Winter Mini Album by Shellye McDaniel for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Find the business card holder or similar online. Mine includes 12 individual clear pages with three slots for cards on a page. New gather several different adhesives from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.

Winter Mini Album Details

To begin, I cut enough base papers to fill each of the card slots. I used the E-Z Runner® Grand Ultra Strong Refill to attach two (non-double-sided papers) back-to-back.

Repurpose a Winter Mini Album by Shellye McDaniel for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
Repurpose a Winter Mini Album by Shellye McDaniel for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

For the front cover of the binder,  I wanted a good secure hold for the cover paper so I chose the Adhesive Sheets 6 x12 inch for attaching my patterned paper.

Repurpose a Winter Mini Album by Shellye McDaniel for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
Repurpose a Winter Mini Album by Shellye McDaniel for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Afterward, I decorated the front with die-cut elements using the 3D Foam Circles White Mix. To create glittery snow drops, a combination of Adhesive Dots Small and Adhesive Dots Medium were used by simply adding clear glitter on top.

Repurpose a Winter Mini Album by Shellye McDaniel for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Along the edge of the album, I added a row of pom trim with the Extreme Double-Sided Tape 1/8in – a perfect width and strength to hold in place!

The Inside Pages

For the first page of the album, I chose to adhere the wood veneer letters to spell out “Brr.” I added paper to the openings of the letters with the Dual Tip Glue Pen.

Repurpose a Winter Mini Album by Shellye McDaniel for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
Repurpose a Winter Mini Album by Shellye McDaniel for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
Repurpose a Winter Mini Album by Shellye McDaniel for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

The Extreme Double-Sided Tapes worked best for attaching any of the embellishments to the top of the plastic.  I also used the Adhesive Dots Small for adding the buttons throughout the album.

Repurpose a Winter Mini Album by Shellye McDaniel for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Small photos and stickers for my planner are things that I can store inside the pockets.

Repurpose a Winter Mini Album by Shellye McDaniel for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Basically, I left one section available for a photo and filled the other 2/3 of the page with stickers and embellishments!

Repurpose a Winter Mini Album by Shellye McDaniel for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Above is another way I found to implement the Extreme Double-Sided Tape 1/8in I LOVE this stuff 🙂 Below are the remaining pages:

Repurpose a Winter Mini Album by Shellye McDaniel for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
Repurpose a Winter Mini Album by Shellye McDaniel for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
Repurpose a Winter Mini Album by Shellye McDaniel for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
Repurpose a Winter Mini Album by Shellye McDaniel for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
Repurpose a Winter Mini Album by Shellye McDaniel for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
Repurpose a Winter Mini Album by Shellye McDaniel for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
Repurpose a Winter Mini Album by Shellye McDaniel for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Again, I will think of this little mini as a place to store pieces for my planner, stamps, gift cards, etc.  I’m sharing more detailed, close-up photos over on my blog, so be sure to come by!

Repurpose a Winter Mini Album by Shellye McDaniel for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Finally, I hope that you enjoyed this project as much as I enjoyed putting it together!

Creative Time: 3-4 Hours
Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials Needed
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®

E-Z Runner® Grand Refillable Dispenser
E-Z Runner® Grand Ultra Strong Refill
Adhesive Dots Medium 
Adhesive Dots Small
3D Foam Circles White Mix
Adhesive Sheets 6x12in

HomeHobby by 3L®
Extreme Double-Sided Tape 1/8in
Dual Tip Glue Pen

Other
Patterned Paper, Clips, Stickers, Die-Cuts (Crate Paper), Twine (May Arts Ribbon)

Save It to Pinterest!

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