Upcycled book - baby album

Upcycling is trendy

When your friend asks you to create six identical simple albums, one gets rather creative in terms of execution. I thought - instead of cutting through thick cardstock for the cover 12 times, I would like to do some upcycling instead.

I dropped by one of the second hand stores, luckily for me they had further reductions. I found an old collection of books, coming from the same edition and thus having the perfect size for my albums. I gently removed the pages and any imperfections on the edges and wrapped covers into design paper.

It is all about scraps

For these albums, I used a variety of papers - some come from Mintay collection (Celebrations &  Lovely day), others come from Panduro, Netto and even Lidl. Covers is held together by a strap of embossed water color paper.

Gothriftycrafter upcycled book notebook photoalbum cover Mintay feather shaker flower gold baby girl scrapbooking lacejpg


The center piece of the composition in all around doily and dream catcher, hiding a small shaker filled with sequins. "Loved & adored" die cut is actually from Netto collection. The golden arrow is a toothpick with some glitter paper.

Gothriftycrafter upcycled book notebook photoalbum cover Mintay feather shaker gold baby girl scrapbooking lacejpg

I added feather die cuts, as well as embossed feathers with a gold embossing powder on a white water colour paper. Other feathers are moulds, made from white clay by Flying Tiger. As a final touch - metal golden corners on the book.

Gothriftycrafter upcycled book notebook photoalbum cover Netto paper feather shaker gold baby girl scrapbooking lacejpg

Here is a boy version of the album. Different embellishments come into play - Panduro baby kit, die cuts from Tiger, wooden elements from Søstrene Grene and my favourite "Twinkle twinkle little star" die by Marianne Design.

Gothriftycrafter upcycled book notebook photoalbum cover Lidl paper feather shaker gold baby boy scrapbooking air baloon Tiger lacejpg

All the albums are different, however are coherent due to repetitive elements.

Gothriftycrafter upcycled book notebook photoalbum cover Panduro paper feather shaker gold baby boy air baloon scrapbooking stars Marianne Design lacejpg

Here is the last baby boy album with a slightly different layout.

Gothriftycrafter upcycled book notebook photoalbum cover Panduro paper feather shaker gold baby boy scrapbooking air baloon Marianne Design lacejpg

And all three albums together.

Gothriftycrafter upcycled book notebook photoalbum cover Panduro paper feather shaker gold baby boy scrapbooking air baloon Marianne Design twinkle little star lacejpg

Thank you for stepping by, wish you a great day ahead!


The construction inside the album is a rather simple accordion fold, here is a short video