Sunday, March 13, 2011

Grandma's Brag Book

Ever since Mary, on CardzTV, posted a video on making a mini album in an Altoids tin, I've been dying to try it. I thought this would make a cute little birthday gift for my mom. She can put pictures of her eight grandchildren in it and easily carry it in her purse to share with her friends.

For the sentiments on the lid and the inside cover, I used My Creative Time's "Mom You ROCK" stamp set. These two sentiments originally had the word "Moms" in them, but I covered that with scotch tape when I inked it up, and then I spelled out "GRANDMOTHERS," using the Simple Alphabet stamp set from Papertrey Ink.

There are twelve empty pages for pictures, by using the front and the back. To see how to make this mini album, visit CardzTV, to see Mary's video.

(all materials Papertrey Ink, unless otherwise specified

Altoids Tin
DCWV Summer Dream Stack
Distressed Dots Patterned Paper Collection
Vintage Cream Cardstock
My Creative Time's "Mom You ROCK" Stamp Set
"Simple Alphabet", "Button Boutique", and "Flower Fusion #1" Stamp Sets
Dark Chocolate, Pure Poppy, & Ripe Avocado Ink
"Buttoned Up #1" and "Flower Fusion #1" Dies
Summer Sunrise Topnotch Twill Ribbon


  1. I love this Katie and I'm sure your mom will to! This would make a perfect little gift for someone! I'll have to go check out how to make one and then start stocking up on the Altoids tins! I'd like to make these for Christmas gifts! TFS! Hugs, Leanne

  2. Very nice, what a great gift idea and way to carry pictures. So compact. I'll have to check out the video. But do love your colors!

  3. Oh Katie... I have been organizing my craft space and missed all you posts! Urgh! This is fabulous! I love Mary... so nice to give her a shout out... like when peole give credit! This is just fantastic! Love the colors and all the details... as always love your work!

  4. Katie - your tin is wonderful your Mom will absolutely love it. I love making these tins they are one of my favorites things to do.
    So easy and fun to make and giving them away is the best.

  5. Katie, your tin is absolutely wonderful, and your Mom is going to love it! Love your stamps and color choices...PERFECT!!
    Thanks so much for for the shout out, and for your kind comments.
    Happy crafting!

  6. This is BEAUTIFUL! Your Mom will LOVE it! I love the pink and yellow and brown color combo too. Hugs- Glora

  7. Katie,your Mom will so love this! What a great idea and sooo cute! Hope you are having a great weekend.


  8. Very nice I think she will love it too!

  9. so pretty, you did a awesome job, she will love it.


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