Be my Valentine Coffee Sleeve Album

Hi everyone! I want to share a project from the past with you today. This coffee sleeve album I created was published in the Craft Ideas magazine several years ago. I came across this while looking for something in my craft room and thought why not share (the magazine is no longer around. ūüėě)
I used four coffee sleeves that I had saved from Starbuck’s coffee runs with my husband. I adhered various¬†rectangle¬†shaped patterned cardstock to each side¬†before using a¬†Crop-A-Dile¬†to punch two holes in each sleeve. I adhered the bottom of each sleeve together.
I deconstructed a Victoria Secrets bag carefully. I cut the ribbon from the handles and used those to tie the sleeves together. 
I used a scalloped diecut and cut a couple from the solid hot pink on the gift bag and placed with paper clips on two of the sleeves.
From my stash of Valentine goodies I added sentiments, used postage stamp, buttons, hearts, etc., to each of the pages.
I punched twelve diecuts out from cardstock and added three to each of the pockets on the sleeves. 
I added an assortment of diecuts and the “Be my Valentine” sentiment to the cover.
I also used paper flowers, a felt heart, buttons, mini gems shaped like hearts and pearl top pins to finish the cover of the album. As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know. I also hope this inspire you to use with you have laying around the house to create your own album.

Four Coffee Sleeves
Victoria Secrets Gift Bag
Zip Dry Adhesive
Paper Cutter
Diecut Machine
Baker’s Twine
Paper Clips
Ric Rac, 
Gems and Flatback Pearls
Various Patterned Cardstock
Various Diecuts and Punches
Various Paper Flowers
Pearl Top Pins

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A Star is Born Altered Coffee Sleeve Mini Album

Hi everyone! I’m super excited to share a mini album I created for The Robin’s Nest design team call that I am trying out for again. When you finish checking out my blog post stop by the Robin’s Nest online store and see what is new in the store and be sure to check out their blog, Chattering Robin’s to check the rest of the design team projects too.

I found on You Tube a tutorial by Simplyshimmeryscraps for this adorable coffee cup sleeve mini that I getting ready to share with you. I have included the link for her directions here. I figure this would be easier than trying to write out a VERY¬†lengthy set of directions. ūüôā
You can pick up coffee sleeves at almost any place that serves coffee. The ones I used to create this little mini came from Panera Beard they are slightly bigger than the ones that you can get at Starbucks.

I used the Special Girl cardstock and¬†embellishments that brand spanking new from The Robin’s Nest. The collection is SO girly and cute!!!

Here is a list of supplies I used:

Special Girl Pink Roses on Green Cardstock
Special Girl Brilliant Pink Swirl
Special Girl Special Delivery Cardstock
Special Girl Baby Girl Stickers
Special Girl Little Friends Baby Girls
Special Girl Special Girl Embellies
Dew Drops
Lovebug Creations Sunflower Seam Binding
Jewels (Bling)
Four Coffee Sleeves
Prima Flowers
Scraps of scrapbook paper, leftover stickers, embellishments

First off you will need to trace around the coffee sleeve with your choice of cardstock doing both sides for all four sleeves. Also I inked the edges of all the coffee sleeves. Cut out card stock and adhere to each side of the sleeves.

Cut a piece of cardstock to 6 7/8x 4 inches for the binding hinges. Each end of the cardstock  score 1 inch and then score 3/8 inches till you get to where you scored the 1 inch end.
Fold and adhere each “hinge” in the center. Your binding should look something like this below.
Next use a liquid glue to adhere each sleeve to each hinge.

This is how your pages should look after placed and glued on the binding hinge.
Next you need to cut two 2 3/4 x 5 inches¬†for the front and back and the spine cut a 2 x 5 inches of chip board for your mini. Also please watch the video from Simplyshimmeryscraps which will go into detail directions on how to adhere the hinge to the covers and spine. I did take photos of how to do that but as far as explaining it in writing I think it would be better to watch the video…lol¬†
Below is the finished cover of my mini.
I punched holes in the spine, added eyelets, chain, lace, ribbon, fiber and charms.

In one of the flowers on the front of my mini I used one of the Special Girl Little Friends Baby Girls and added it inside of the little flower. 

Below is the rest of the photos of the inside of the mini.

I also added inserts to the sleeves. For those I actually made a a pattern of the sleeve and then cut it a little bit smaller.

The Special Girl Baby Girl Stickers where a little bit too big so I cut them down some so they would fit on the pages. I added Dew Drops to give them a little extra zing. ūüôā

Thanks so much for stopping by!!! I hope this inspires you to create a mini album for yourself. Remember enjoy creating!!!