Friday, February 15, 2019


Hello There Crafty Friends,
This is my second post today as I want to share something extra for our challenge at...
 The Creative Crafters
 Our theme is always 'Anything Goes'

My 11 yr old granddaughter and I each made a mini album using toilet paper rolls.
Yes you read that right, as that's what I thought at first too, lol. But they are so much fun to make. She and I love to craft together, so this is one more thing on our list of things to do.

We looked at YouTube videos and other sites to get an idea of how they are made. Then came up with our own templates for how to cut the paper and for making the large tags.

...Here's the front of my Toilet Paper Roll Mini Album...
...Here's the inside pages...
...Here's the back...
...Here are some of the tags...
 ...Here's How I Made Mine...
Flatten the toilet paper rolls. 
Then cut paper to fit around the rolls, overlapping a little, even on the ends.
The ends only need a little paper overlap, that part you tuck in and glue down...
It's easier if you cut a short slit on each side of the paper ends that will be tucked in the roll.
The page part needs a little more of a paper overlap, just so that it covers the whole thing.
To cover up the overlap on my pages, I added smaller pieces of papers to make pockets.
You can see the paper overlap on the back but I think it looks fine.
The tags were made by measuring the width and length of the toilet paper rolls...
then cutting a piece of white cardstock the size that will fit inside them.
That was used as a template for all the large tags. 
After cutting the large tags, I cut pieces of the same patterned paper to fit each side.
Note: The next time I will probably make the tags with patterned paper...
although my granddaughter lefts hers white and added distress ink on some and left some for drawing, notes, etc. So that's a good idea too. :)
 I rounded the ends on the bottoms of my tags...but that's not necessary.
Then used the distressing tool around the tags and anything else that I thought needed it, lol.
Next I did the same with the distress ink...on the tags and most everything.
Had my dear hubby punch holes in the tags, then added the hole reinforcement stickers.
I used ribbon lace to bind my book together and on each tag.
The ribbon lace on the tags are tied with twine

...Products Used...
KaiserCraft 6.5" Paper Pad 'Keepsake'
Prima Marketing Distressing Tool - around tags
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad 'Vintage Photo' - around pages/tags
Ranger Ink Blending Tool
Darice Hemp Twine - on all tags and to wrap around button for closing
Darice Tag Dies - for smaller tags
Coffee Stained Vintage Ribbon Lace - this was my mother in law's lace
Different Types Of Dies - you can see on the front and on the pages
Toilet Paper Rolls - 5 of them
Hole Punch - for the large tags
Avery Hole Reinforcements Stickers - on front and back of large tags

Shew, I haven't done this much typing in a long time. I can tell ya that my hands don't like it one bit. But I wanted to let you know how I made my mini album, so it was worth it. :)

If you're interested in seeing my granddaughter's wonderfully created toilet paper roll mini album, please Click Here and be sure to leave a comment for her.
She loves getting comments. :)

I hope you like my mini album and it gives you some inspiration.
Our challenge runs from January 15th to February 8th. 
Come on and join us in the fun!

Thank you for visiting!
Happy Crafty Hugs,
Sherry xx

...Challenges Entered...
Mix It Up Challenge #22 - Anything Goes
The Crafting Challenge - Valentine's Day 
Cardz TV Challenge #83 - Anything Goes
Moving Along With The Times Challenge #91 - A Little Shabby Chic
Mini Album Makers February Challenge
A Vintage Journey - Your Hearts Desire Challenge
Creative Artiste Challenge #46 - Anything Mixed Media Goes
A Inky Mess Challenge #27 - Anything Mixed Media Goes
Altered Eclectics Challenge - Always Anything Altered or Mixed Media Goes


  1. Sherry that is awesome. You are sooooo creative. It looks so vintage!!!

  2. What a talented Grandaughter you have but then she has you as her Grandma. Both of your toilet roll tag cards are pretty. Love the pretty vintage look on yours.
    Hugs Mrs A.

  3. Hi,
    just love this wonderful Album and your Granddaughter's.
    You are a very talented family and your designs are so wonderfully created.
    Beautiful wok and thank you for the tutorial on how to make it.
    Also thank you for joining the MAWTT Challenge with this.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT

  4. Wow they look super, thanks for joining us at MAWTT, xxxx

  5. Your mini albums and tags you made with your grand-daughter are fabulous

  6. And one more! This one more vintage, love it! Thank you for joining in with us at Mini Album Makers!

  7. I have just seen Kaylynn's beautiful album and what an extra treat to see yours too! I really enjoyed your tutorial and your finished album is just beautiful. I love that the family are involved too, such a lovely idea.

    Thanks so much for joining in with us at Mini Album Makers this month. Anne x

  8. I am back again Sherry to say thank you for joining in with us at A Vintage Journey too! Anne x

  9. What a fabulous creation and even nicer to have spent crafty time with family x Wonderful details and its so great to have you hop on board with us over at A Vintage Journey challenge blog

    Best Wishes
    Annie x

  10. Beautiful creations. Thank you for sharing with us at Moving Along With The Times. Beckie x

  11. A lovely vintage project. Pretty papers and details.
    Thank you for joining in with our February challenge "Anything Mixed Media Goes" at Creative Artiste Mixed Media. Good luck x

  12. You have made a lovely vintage look project. I remember makeing toilet toll albums in the past where each tag had a Bible verse on it, and another time I worked on one with niece and nephew to give as gift where each tag was a voucher that their mother could cash in with them - hoover the sitting room floor, empty the dishwasher, make a cup of coffee, etc.

  13. Hi, Sherry. Thank you for joining The Crafting Challenge with your beautiful tags. Hope to see you again. Good luck Miria DT

  14. Stunning project Sherry love the paper/tags and distressing just seen Kaylynns stunning album too
    Carol x


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