Best Creations Mini Blog Hop!

   Hey there everyone! Today Best Creation is having a blog hop and I am so happy that you can join us. In these tough economic times a girl has to get creative in order to make her product last longer, so you're going to like this blog hop. We have all created a mini album from ONE piece of paper!!! Super awesome, right? I created my album from one piece of 12" x 12" paper, used ribbons and fibers that I had on hand and only two other pieces of 12" x 12" paper for embellishments. This mini book is for a young athlete to collect and store his baseball mementos in.

Here is the cover of the mini album. This paper was perfect for 
layering and making my own little embellishments.

Close up detail of some of the embellies.

Simple to make! Three pages in an hour and a half. Some of my
cards take longer than that!

The pockets that hold ticket stubs, stickers, photos and more are little home
plates!

Close up detail of the home plate pockets with that yummy 
patterned paper.

The second set of pages leaves room for pictures to be added 
and also has a home plate pocket.

Close up detail of the last page--I thought the glittery baseballs were
so cute!

    Inspired to make your own yet? Well, Julie Walton posted a great little tutorial on how to do this that she learned from Teresa at Winter CHA. Here are some step-by-step directions that Julie Walton created to show you how to make an adorable mini album for yourself using Best Creation paper and embellies.

1. Cut one 12" x 12" piece of paper into three equal parts which will be 4" x 12" each.

2. Fold all three pieces in half, one with the pattern that you want to be on the outside and the other two with the pattern that you are using on the inside. 

Place them together like so

3. Adhere pages together making sure to "kiss" the paper together with a strong adhesive.  
Then decorate and alter the pages any way you like!

So glad that you stopped by. Your next stop is the lovely and talented, Sarah. Have fun!

48 comments:

  1. Those pockets are so original! I'm going to have to lift them for cards sometime.

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  2. Makes me want to break into song....Take me out to the ball game....take me out to the fair....

    Love this project!! Great guy mini and we know there are not enough of them!

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  3. Love those home place pockets. Very cute.

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  4. Great cover; love the stitched binding; great pockets! I'm a follower now!

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  5. Great job!! This turned out so cute!

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  6. I love this so much, the patterns, design, and theme are just so much fun!!

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  7. This is awesome! Love all the details.

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  8. Adorable take on the mini!

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  9. Love Love Love the baseball theme! Again, so inspiring! I will be making my own this weekend!

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  10. Loving the pocket beautiful

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  11. Yes! I'm totally inspired to make my own and your baseball theme just made me realize this would be perfect for the gift I was trying to come up with for my sister! Thanks!!

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  12. Such a cute little book. Might have to make one of these for my next Phillies game!! Thanks for a great idea!

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  13. Very nice and great idea for a mini book!!!

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  14. I love all the little things that worked together to make a beautiful finished product!

    ~Thanks, Esther

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  15. Thank you for sharing your baseball book. So fun!

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  16. Love your baseball mini! Thanks for including Julie's tutorial!

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  17. I love this mini - cute theme and so nicely done!

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  18. Your baseball album is adorable!

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  19. Wow...this is absolutely Amazing!!!!!

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  20. Cool albums...I like the more masculine theme/papers.

    Cathy

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  21. Thanks for sharing your idea!!!

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  22. love your mini !! I have little baseball players at home ...this would be perfect !

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  23. great mini album.
    I also made a mini album made from carton boxes. as can bee seen here:
    http://www.tapuz.co.il/blog/ViewEntry.asp?EntryId=1905174

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  24. Adorable mini, gives me inspiration to create my own!

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  25. I will adapt this design to my little soccer playing grandson. Shouldn't be too hard..very cute!

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  26. What a fun mini with an awesome baseball sports theme for my little guys~! Love it!!!

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  27. Great idea, thanks for sharing! And for the chance to win.

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  28. love those colors and chipboard embellishments! Great mini album!

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  29. Great idea for a sport themed mini. I have plenty of soccer and golf photos I never have gotten around to scrap, but making a mini might be the solution! TFS!

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  30. Very pretty ... love the baseball theme and the way you've used the plates!

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  31. Great mini! Very creative.

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  32. Although this album is amazing! WOW

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  33. this is simply fantastic!!!

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  34. OMG! Another fandabydozey one! It is 1.30am here in UK and all you lovely ladies are making me want to rush up to my craft room and get going! Hubby wont be pleased though I doubt!

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  35. OMG! Another fandabydozey one! It is 1.30am here in UK and all you lovely ladies are making me want to rush up to my craft room and get going! Hubby wont be pleased though I doubt!

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  36. Very cute album that you made for this hop and love the Good Time leters

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  37. baseball and birthday how perfect for my grandsons

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  38. This is so cute! These mini books are really making me want to get scrapping! Thanks for sharing Kx

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  39. Love all the cute embellishments.

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  40. I loooove all the details even the stiching on the cover,and 1,5 hours? well for a new scrapbooker like me this is going to take much longer but it will be fun!!

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  41. Great job on the mini, girl! I love it!

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  42. I am also posting as "Robinmadak" since some of the sites use Blogger and on others I can use Facebook....GRRR!!!!

    Very cool book!!!

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  43. Not one but two that baseball omg cool

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  44. That's a really fun and creative mini!

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  45. There are so many great ideas in this blog hop.

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  46. Your album is so detailed and I love your homemade embellishments.

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