Sunday, February 15, 2009

Easter Spoolie (empty Ribbon Spool album)

Today I thought I'd share another "Spring/Easter" themed Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage Project.

It's been a while since I've made a "Spoolie Album". Since I came up with this idea a few years ago... I still cant bring myself to throw away an empty ribbon spool. If you havent seen them before..this is a little mini album done inside an empty Ribbon spool. It was one of those "ah ha" ideas , that come to you .. when you stay up way to last working on things. lol It was back when I was on the DT at Scrapmuse (kit club). The idea.... when designing for a kit club.. of course,.. is to use ONLY what's in that months kit. Well that month we had ribbon on a very small spool. After using up the ribbon.. I was about ready to toss the the empty spool.. when I stopped .. and looked at it again. .. well.. now you know how this idea was born. lol


This album is done with a large spool, but really , about any size will work.


If you are interested in how to assemble these little albums , and seeing lots more samples done in many themes........along with other fun "round" ideas, you enjoy this book from Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage.



I used "Spring Joys" stickers and "Spring" Cotton Scraps. The papers are from the Pastel Paper Pad.



Here is one side...




and the other.





some close photos.







That.. OH SO DARING tiny white ball trim is from Fancy Pants! How much do I LOVE that!



Have a fantastic day today.. I hope you get some time to "Create"!

25 comments:

LeAnne said...

This is so cute....I toss these things away all the time *gulping guiltily*! So creative!
LeAnne

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

What a darling project idea.

Charmingdesigns said...

I love these!!! Laurie

Monica said...

its OH SO CUTE!
I love SPRING :)

chelemom said...

Seriously, you are the most creative person I know! I am quite sure, that my brain would have NEVER thought of a use for an empty ribbon spool! Now, I will be hoarding those too........: )

Linda Barutha said...

How cool is that!?! You always amaze me:)

Deb S. said...

i really love the spring spoolie,it's so cute and the photos are great vic! sweet project... :)

Deb Neerman said...

LOLOL, I have a truckload of empty ribbon spools, too.

I save everything ... and I DO mean everything. Hey, ya never know when you'll need it, right?

I swear, if anybody ever threw a match into my studio ...

LOVE your round album ... sooo cute and very spring-like. And your Foe-Toes are da bomb!!

KimmyS said...

*gasps*
OMG Vicki - how AMAZING!!!! I was just looking at my spools the other day wondering what I could do with them but unlike you I have NO imagination whatsoever and chucked them....that's so not gonna happen again :)

Pattyjo said...

Vickie,
I have your book where you tell how to make these. I have made a couple too, but nothing as gorgeous as yours! Wow
Pattyjo

TattingChic said...

That spoolie album is darling! Thanks for sharing! :)

rose said...

oh what a beautiful Project,love the softness of this
Tell yeah I save all my spools and also my Celotape empty drums these make really good deep ones and you can just cut top & bottom from chipboard or cardstock

DeniseLynn said...

Oh man! Vicki this is soooo cool!

Carla said...

LOVE this album! I got three new CS sets, the Homemade booklet and the Easter sticker sheet in the mail today! I should be creating, but I don't feel great! But I am happy know there's new CS waiting for me in my stamp room!!

MJ said...

ingenious!

Calia Yang said...

OMG!! this is just too cute!! Extremely creative!!! i love this idea!!! i think i'm going to have to use this idea and put a twist to it!

janel said...

Oh.....the spoolie albums are such a FAV of mine. I remember the first time I saw them...and what a GREAT project. Love love love it!
Maybe I need to make a new one!
big hugs!
J

Shawn said...

I haven't made these in awhile. Love your spring theme! Hope all is well :)

Charlene said...

I bought the instructions to do a spooly from you at the convention in June. And have I done one? NO! I need to do this. Sooooooooo cute for Easter. Thanks for the push. Maybe in March I will create. Right now I Owe I Owe. :(

Elaine said...

I'm so lucky I got to see how cute these are UP CLOSE! I was in love with them before on your blog, Vic, but in real life they are the HOTTIES of crafting! LOL Love them!!

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