Friday, November 9, 2012

Mini Albums - Jacob's Ladder style


 Here's a great Scrapbooking project - I made 11 of these Jacob's Ladder Mini Albums for a 3D swap at the Stampin' Up! Denver Regionals in September. I made two different sizes - 4" square ones, like these pictures and some 3x5" rectangle ones, both with the stamp set From My Heart. I wanted to play with some circle ones, too, but just wasn't sure how I would make the box holder for the circle album, so will have think about that for another day. Here is the link to my Tutorial Jacob's Ladder Mini Album Tutorial.

I really love Mini Albums for collecting a group of event specific photos and leaving it on the side table for a quick flip. Also, Mini Albums are quick to complete and they make great gifts as well.

And the Jacob's Ladder element, well it's just cool! I can give you some instructions on making a Jacob's Ladder Mini Album if you're interested. Just shoot me an e-mail or leave a comment on this post. I took some pictures while I made these and could put together a short photo tutorial.

The cool thing about the Jacob's Ladder albums is the movement. A Jacob's Ladder refers to the flipping back and forth of the the pages. You can hold it up and the pages will drop below in a straight line. Then fold the top cover back on itself and all the pages will FLIP FLIP FLIP over all the way to the bottom to show the reverse side! Then fold the cover forward and the pages wil FLIP FLIP FLIP over again! So Fun! The key to adding photos to a Jacob's Ladder Mini Album is to adhere them beneath the ribbons on each page. That allows unhindered movement by the ribbon threads which in turn allows for the flip flop motion of the Jacob's Ladder.

The finishing element to my albums is this little holder. It's a very simple box that is just the right size for the Mini Album to be housed on your side table or bookshelf. It has thumb and finger cutouts to pick up the Mini Album as well. The Tutorial for both the Jacob's Ladder Album and the holding Box can be found on my blog here Jacob's Ladder Tutorial.



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13 comments:

Joyce in WV said...

I would love more information on making this. It looks as if it is made from square coasters.

Joyce in WV said...

I would love some information on making these Jacob Ladder albums. Looks as if they are made on aquare coasters.

joycepacer@comcast.net

Jane Giggy said...

I love the Jacob Ladder mini album idea. Yes, I'd love more information, please.

soggystamper said...

Yes, please share the directions. I remember these Jacob's Ladder toys from my childhood.
Sue Erickson
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keeleykats said...

What a great idea, thank you for sharing! My son plays with a Jacob's Ladder that we purchased in Williamsburg, VA. I would love to see more photos and a tutorial.

Jan Farring said...

What a darling idea - excellent for Christmas gifts. Please share how to make them

Thanks SO much

Jan

janinpb@cbbmail.com

Claire Ventre said...

What a great idea these are! I would love to make one! Thanks for sharing the directions: cmventre@fuse.net.

elaine said...

I remember making a simular project with the Cub Scouts many many years ago, what a great idea to use it for a mini album! Please send the instructions to wrightplace4@mindspring.com Thanks!

elaine said...

I remember making a simular project with the Cub Scouts many many years ago, what a great idea to use it for a mini album! Please send the instructions to wrightplace4@mindspring.com Thanks!

Terry Noud said...

Terry in IL
I would love to have the information on how to do these albums. Thanks in advance.
terrynoud@hotmail.com

rubberredneck said...

Mary this is awesome!! I hope you and the family are doing good! I miss you :)
Holly

mamajulie said...

I'm a liitle late to this as I just got back from the Lansing MI Regional last night. I would love the directions for this. Thank you so much for sharing.

Hetty Jones said...

this is pretty wonderful! I would love information on how to create them--hettyvj@yahoo.com

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