Sunday, February 20, 2011

Steampunk Debutante mini album

I have been scrapbooking since 1999.  Normally I use 12x12 albums.  I have never made a mini album before but I have watched several videos on You Tube about mini albums.  The videos made me want to make one for myself.  Also, I have been so busy with other projects that I haven't scrapped or bought any new supplies in about a year.  I had never even heard of Graphic 45 until about a month ago (again because of You Tube videos).  Well, I fell in love!  I think Graphic 45 designs are the most beautiful things I have ever seen!!  I want everything they make.  I bought the 12x12 Steampunk Debutante pack recently.

So, my first mini was made using mostly the Steampunk Debutante papers.  I did use some paper from my stash along with ribbon, buttons, and hardware that I already had. 

If I had a video camera I would post a video, but I don't.  So, here are a tons of pics!

The handle was in a bucket of misc. hardware in my husbands woodworking shop (our garage).  I bought the metal frame at a yard sale.  I inked it.  It was a light cream color.


I made the little envelope with some paper from my stash.



The left side page folds out to hold up to 5 pics

Isn't she beautiful!!

That's a mini within a mini in the pocket to the left.  I stuck this pic of my Grandpa in this page just to see what it would look like with a pic in there.  I really like the way it looks.

I made several pockets by gluing two of the pages together and punching a notch in the edge with a circle punch.


The picture is of my Great Grandparents.  The tags on the right are held together with some crocheted silk gimp. I crocheted that this morning.


I'm so happy with this project.  I wasn't sure about it a first but it turned out better than I hoped!


  1. Wow, that's incredible! I love the Graphic 45 paper, toe, and I've had my eye on that steampunk paper. It really is gorgeous!

  2. PS - What did you use for the cover? I love the effect of that. The darker purple looks as if it's in relief.

  3. I used black, silver, and copper ink pads. I rubbed the ink on and off until I got the color I wanted. I also used a permanent black marker around the edges of the inside and outside of the metal frame.

  4. Thanks for explaining. It's very effective!

  5. This is in the top of steampunk deb. albums I have seen. Very nice. Not overly embellished, you can actually put photos in it.

  6. Thanks Rox! I'm really glad you like it. I'm really happy with the way it turned out.