Out of the box (out of the mini-album)

Here it is - one of my first sneak peeks.
I told you in yesterday's post that I put my whole acrylic page from one of the new Brag Bags through the Xyron 5" Creative Station. It worked like a charm!! Here's my proof LOL.

I called this post out of the box because *(shhh...don't tell too many people) but I'm running out of ideas for mini-albums. I've been on Clear Scraps for a few years now and several kit clubs before this that had mini-album requirements and I LOVE mini-albums but sometimes I just want to tear the album apart and make something completely different with it - is that bad? This purse-shaped acrylic album I took the covers off them and made a 3-D purse for Winter 2010 CHA binding the pages together with my Bind-it-all.

So now...I had the interior pages of this album lying around not in a project. Here's what I did with one page. Like I said, I ran it through my Xyron, adhered a Hambly overlay to it completely, embellished the overlay a little with a Zig Painty Pen and some Viva Decor Pearl Pen. Then I used Cosmo Cricket chipboard and Tiny Type letters to spell out a quote I found about shopping.

To finish it off, I punched holes in the top with my Crop-a-Dile (the original mini-album holes were in the bottom where it would have attached to the other pages but they're covered up with PP and letters). I strung some old chandelier jewels that I got at my thrift store, through the holes to act as a purse handle (or to hang this up as a wall hanging). Cute eh?

I'm really getting my money's worth out of this big bag of old chandelier beads I found at my MCC store too - here's a sneak peek of another place I used them on a CHA project. I'll come back with more of this project soon - it's another "out of the box" project, originally intended to be one thing....didn't turn out that way on my watch.

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