Monday, January 16, 2012

DIY Mini Album From a Cardboard Box & a polymer clay birthday cake

January has to be "the birthdays month" for me! I have seven freakin' birthdays on the 15th & 16th only! and still to come, more than 9 birthdays. Oh thank goodness we have the gracious Facebook to remind us about each and every birthday. x]

Okie, so I've just finished a gift for my bestie who turned 17 yesterday.
I made her a mini scrapbook/album with some of our favorite pictures together. 
I used a small cardboard box for the cover, and everything else came into shape pretty easily. :)
Here are a few of my favorite pages:


 Cover. This is actually a window with transparent plastic, so this photo is on the inside. 
Oh yeah, and I'm the tall one on the right. :P (I don't know why my right eye looks all "puffy" though. It doesn't look like that in the album. lol)



 You can see the window more clearly now. :) I hot glued a mini candle for some extra fun. :D




 The pages are folded accordion style and glued from both sides to the inside of the cover.



 These two pages are my favorite. :D (Oh, by the way, don't mind the writing on the left page, it's an inside joke . ;)




 Oooh how I love pockets! :D This one here is filled with sequins and a "Happy B-day" note is buried in there, so when you shake you can read it. 





 Oh hello aqua sequin! ^^ Love the color.

I can't wait to give it to her tomorrow and see her reaction. Some of those photos were so long ago! :D


Oh wait, one more thing: (drumroll)  

Taadaa!
A miniature polymer clay clay cake! ^^ 
I've been trying and trying and again, failing to make the basic layered cake but I couldn't.
But just then, I sat down the other day and decided to give it another go, and this happened!

I even managed to make the whipped cream on the top without translucent clay! (I used a teeny bit of white clay and a very small amount of glycerine)
I still can't believe it turned out so neat even after cutting the slice! (It was this part that I always screwed up)

I hope you enjoyed today's post.





How many birthdays do you have on January? 

5 comments:

  1. Hi Roudi,

    I bet your friend is going to love this! You are very creative - keep it up!

    My month for birthdays is October.

    Kay

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    1. Hello Kay,
      I gave it to her yesterday and she said it's the best present she's got this year! :D Woot!
      Two of my friends have their birthday on October! How many do you have?
      {love}

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    2. Hey Roudi,

      I have six birthdays in October (my mom - who has passed away was also in October (on the 1st)) -- 14, 17, 19, 21, 23, and 27th. Yikes! I'm so glad that your friend loved her present - I knew she would!!

      You asked about a tutorial on the flowers. The easiest way I can tell you is to watch a tutorial on you tube. In the class I took she said to twist the fabric away from you and I found that twisting the fabric towards me worked better for me. This won't make sense until you watch the video. Here's a link to a video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8z7guVpQdl4 (this one is using ribbon). When I used fabric I would cut a strip about 2.5 inches then fold in half and using a glue gun, glue the edges together. Using the same technique as in this video (except coming towards me). Let me know how this goes for you. Hugs, Kay

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  2. ohhhh, that is VERY cute ... keep it <3

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Roudi