Supply List - Birdhouse Scrapbook Mini Album Set

Below are the supplies I used to make the album in this tutorial (in addition to the usual scrapbooking supplies such as paper trimmer, ruler scoreboard, etc.):

  • 12x12 medium weight chipboard: 5 pieces for the birdhouse and 1 piece for the album (you can also use corrugated cardboard for the album if you prefer since the covers will be wrapped with scrapbook paper).
  • Acrylic paint or ink to colour edges of plain-coloured chipboard that will be visible 
  • 8-1/2” x 11” cardstock: I used 65lb cardstock from Recollections (Michaels brand in packs of 50 sheets) in black to construct the hinges that hold the birdhouse pieces together, and I used coloured cardstock to construct the album.
  • Scrapbook paper – I used mostly scrapbook paper leftover in my stash, and a few bird-themed images from the Tim Holtz Idea-ology paper stack. For the “Pet Cat” themed demo album set I refer to, again I used paper from my stash and a few sheets of cat-themed paper by “Forever In Time”. (Customize your project with the papers you already have on hand.)
  • Lightweight chipboard to make the flaps inside the front cover (cereal box or the back of a paper pad is ideal)
  • A piece of soft plastic to line the spine (you can use a page protector) or Tyvek measuring 6”w x 5-1/2”h
  • Piece of lace measuring about 6-1/4”w x 9-1/2”h (if you wish to cover the spine with lace)
  • 5 paper bags measuring about 5-1/4” wide
  • 2 binder ring attachments (Tim Holtz Idea-ology 4-7/8” Long, 1” rings)
  • Tim Holtz Ornate Plate
  • 1 game spinner about 2-1/4” long (Tim Holtz Idea-ology)
  • 2 one-inch brads to make the perch
  • Assorted embellishments: bird, flowers, butterflies, bling… use what you already have on hand

Punches I used: I’m listing my punches below since I’m often asked which punches I used in my projects – but use the punches you already have!

  • Hole punch that will fit the proper size hole for the binder rings
  • Garden Gate punch by Martha Stewart (along bottom edge of birdhouse)
  • Floral Vines by Martha Stewart (flaps inside album)
  • Abstract flowers punch by EK Success (birdhouse and tags)
  • Top note punch by EK Success (for journaling spot on back of album)
  • Heartfelt Creations border die (top front of birdhouse)

This tutorial is available for purchase at in the “Tutorials” section.