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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!”

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

Gather Supplies to Start the Mini Album

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

For the business card holder that I have, you can find ones online. Mine includes 12 individual clear pages with three slots for cards on a page. Next, I gathered up several different adhesives from Scrapbook Adhesives to do the following.

Mini Album Detailing

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)

 

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