Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Festive and Fun BINGO: Autumn Mini Album

REMEMBER the people you bought so long ago.
    You saved us, and we belong to you.
And remember Mount Zion, the place where you lived.
God, come walk through these ancient ruins.
    Come back to the Holy Place that the enemy destroyed.
Psalm 74 : 2,3

 Hello and Welcome to the Terrific Tuesday Challenge in conjunction with Cooking with Cricut / Paper Crafting World!  There are lots of wonderfully creative ideas on that blog, great Cutting and Digital files and links to the other Design Team members’ blogs.  I’m really enjoying my time there on the Design Team and am happy to have you visit my blog!

This week we Designers were challenged to come up with a project that coordinated with the BINGO Card provided us.

It’s been a long time since I played that game – or any others – so although I am usually one to ‘obey the rules,’ I am also a bit of an ‘over-achiever’ at times and I inadvertently went a bit ‘over the top’ with this project…  In actuality, I had originally sketched and planned a totally different project to make.  (I’ll use that another week sometime -)  I then happened upon an instructional video online for a Mini Album that looked intriguing.  I decided to use the basic format taught there, but to use of some of my Autumn paper scraps that were left from the past several weeks of projects.  Thus, I’d have my own ‘template,’ which can be changed out for any season or situation!  It also gave me a chance to find some of the ‘flaws’ in the design, which I will certainly change for the next one I do.  The interesting thing was that even though I began with the elements of one row of the BINGO Game, by the time I completed the Mini Album, I realized that I’d used elements in all of the rows – 8 BINGOS!!   *big grin*

Here is the Mini Album I made.  It measures 8” x 3.5’ x 3/8’.  It will fit nicely in a regular business envelope for giving, if need be.   On the front, I made a little bouquet nestled in one of my favorite elements – Yes! vegetable bag ‘lace’!   ;-}

 I have never gone for the Scary aspect of Halloween, but I do enjoy the vibrant colors of Autumn.  (When my children were young, I made costumes depicting storybook characters for them and me – usually in ‘pairs’ for them – Alice and the White Rabbit, Snow White and a Dwarf, Sleeping Beauty and the Prince, Scarlett and Rhett…  I was Cinderella, in my wedding dress, or Mary Poppins…) The four main colors of Halloween have become these in recent years:  Orange, Black, Purple and Lime Green.  I used various pieces of cardstock and paper from previous projects in these colors for this album.  

I used pieces of inked paper doilies, various punches, stamps, inks for the edges of the pages and the elements – cut from papers in the Recollections ‘Haunted Estate’ pad.

 I used the ‘Doily 14pt. Scalloped Circles cffrom CWC/PCW - cut in half - on one of the pages.  

Some of the pages are single pages – some of them fold out to make 3 pages across.  I used an old book page (tea-dyed) for one of them. I made embossed corners to hold some little tags.

 I added various Recollections gems.  I added pockets and tags of various sizes to some of the pages – for journaling or small photos. There are numerous blank spaces for photos or other journaling. 

There’s a pocket on the back for journaling/photos – and also adheres the twine which ties the album closed.  I used brads on the front and back for ribbon to be woven through for tying, but decided to use twine as it was smaller and fit through the holes better – and it ‘finished’ the BINGO card!

Have you ever started to do one project – and ended up doing a totally different one?   If you have any questions, let me know!  :-]

Here is the file I used –

If you haven’t stopped over at CWC/PCW, pop over to see what the other Designers have come up with for this Challenge.  Melin also has a FREE file for you this week!

Now YOU make a project with this Theme, link it at CWC/PCW and share it with all of us!  Come again for our Digi Dessert Fridaze – on Fridays!   Also, we are looking for more Design Team Members for our '25 Days of Christmas' - Details on the CWC/PCW blog - so, if you or someone you know might be interested, checkit out!


  1. Your mini album has turned out great! Candice

  2. Oh, WOW! This is incredible, Lynden! I love that you confessed to starting with one thing in mind and then ending up with something totally different -- I do that ALL the time!

  3. Absolutely gorgeous. I love how creative this is and the trifold pages. These would make fabulous holiday gifts. = ) Totally marketable.



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