Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Toilet Tissue Roll Mini

Designer: TerryEO
The front of the mini is designed with flowers that have been ink distressed to match the paper; a butterfly gives a lovely presence with wedding accents. Fibers decorate the binder ring that holds the mini together.

The toilet tissue roll has become a popular base for mini albums these days. It is a refreshing way to recycle a product that is constantly used in all households. Here's a quick way to make your very own Toilet Tissue Mini Album.

You start with your standard toilet tissue roll by removing as much of the tissue as possible. Then you must flatten this roll. What I did was flatten them by hand and placed them under a very heavy object for a few days. This works quite well and remains flattened.

I decided to paint both sides of the roll since some of it will be showing once I adhered the paper onto it. You could use ink distressing on the edges as an alternative. Trim those little edges that tend to stick up.

I used doubles sided designer paper because it makes it easier to keep the flow of the design with the mini album. I did have to use my hot glue to reinforce the edges as the dry adhesive had trouble adhering to the painted surface.

This is the other side of those fabulous designer papers.

Now that your papers have been adhered to the roll, it is time to embellish each page. Keep in mind that it is a small space and creativity will be a lot of fun. On the left is a simple "library pocket" typical of a lot of mini albums. A small tag is insert for journaling. Liquid pearls were used to enhance a stamped image. On the right, scallop ovals were cut using left over paper where journaling can be used and a small picture inserted on top.

With the creative space being so small, you can leave room for photos and journaling and just add a few die cut pieces or bling in these spaces easily.

These small tags are inserted inside the toilet tissue roll easily and can be card stock or scrap paper from the ones used to make the pages. Flowers make easy toppers with a simple stamped image and ink distressing add a bit of fun to the tags.

On the left, a "folio" is easily added to give more room for photos, as well as the flip page on the right side, being held down by a button.

It's so much fun when these little treasures are opened to reveal more in this little mini.

Typically, the last page is kept blank but a simple chipboard frame with scrap paper from the pages add a space for yet another photo in this mini. The tags compliment the pages as well.

A very simple project that is filled with a luscious crafting presence.

Supplies Used
K & Company Designer Paper

K & Company Die Cuts
Recollections Butterfly
Recollections Flowers
Recollections Pearl Brads
Prima Flowers
Recollections Rhinestones
Liquid Pearls
Martha Stewart Scallop Oval
Button from Stash


  1. WOWZEEEEE is this gorgeous. Just amazing. I'd never heard of this technique; so brilliant! Gotta make one!


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