Heritage Hodge Podge | A Mini Album

OK, I have to admit that I had big plans for this album. I call it “heritage” because I have a vision in my head of filling it with black and white photos of my grandparents. Unfortunately, while I was working on this album, I had to pack up my scrapbook room on short notice and the heritage photos were accidentally packed. Oops.

I love how this project turned out, so I still had to share it. I know that it will look better when I’m finally able fill it with photos of my grandparents! It’s not such a bad thing to have an album completed and ready to be filled. I think I need to save my For The Record alphabet sheet because it will be perfect for adding titles and words on the pages with the photos. When the time comes.

This album was initially inspired by this post from Doris Sander at Get It Scrapped. I had also purchased the Read Hodge Podge book from Jenni Bowlin a few months ago. So I combined the two ideas and this is what resulted:

The Hodge Podge book comes with six different elements and the book rings. I went through my stash and pulled out a variety of vintage inspired items from 7 Gypsies, Maya Road, My Mind’s Eye, a manila tag and just mixed it all together.

I also used some left over die cuts from a Silhouette cutting session that worked perfectly with the theme and feel of this album.

I even got to use a few items that have been in my stash for years – like that crochet doily. To add some cohesion through the album, I tried to add some black embellishments and inking to most of the pages. I used some black ribbon with white dots or white thread, some black crochet thread and black buttons and brads.

I’m thrilled that I finally had a place to put that vintage photo you see above. I picked it up at a flea market last year and on the back side, it’s a post card with some old fashioned writing. It will be right at home when I add my own photos.

I think an album like this is not only a great project to complete, but it’s another strategy you could employ to use up some items you have in your stash — like journaling cards, unique embellishments that never “fit” anywhere else and envelopes you received in that kit but have never used.

Doris suggests making several at a time in an assembly line fashion. With all the talk of Christmas in July going on right now (have you been in Hobby Lobby lately? They have Christmas isles up already. Yikes!) I thought it would be cool to get a head start and make a few more for Christmas gifts. But then I had to pack up all my supplies… Maybe next year!

Thanks for stopping by today!

25 Comments

  1. Lovely mini-album Tammy! I like that you added the old postcard – it gave me an idea. We have a ton of old postcards of Robbie’s grandparents and they would make a neat mini-album with a few photos of them thrown in and some vintagy embellishments. Must add that to my to-do list! :>)

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    • Ideas, ideas, ideas. So many ideas….so little time…. I hope you get to this sooner rather than later! 🙂

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  2. This is so beautiful! I would love to make a mini album eventually.

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    • Thanks! I know it’s not always easy to find the time for so many projects. But you really should do a mini of your recent cruise! 🙂

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  3. tammy this is so awesome! love all the vintage stuff! and the bingo card is perfect!

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    • Thank you! 😀

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  4. Love this! This is exactly what I had/have in mind for my vacation mini, I’m just having problems with the execution 🙂 This just may have helped jump start me!

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    • Good! This was the easiest, quickest mini I’ve ever pulled together. It was so easy. I hope that you are able to get one done for your vacation!

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  5. I can totally picture it filled up with pics! What a great mini!!

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    • Thanks Erin!

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  6. What an awesome album! I can definitely see it as heritage!!

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    • Thanks Kathy! I couldn’t believe that I packed up the photos even though the album was right there on the desk. Doh. But I’ll get there eventually! 🙂

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  7. Beautiful album – I love the doily transparency!

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    • Thanks Hannah. I haven’t used any of the super large doilies from Maya Road, just the smaller ones. But this album had the right scale and it looks so cool! I can’t wait to add a photo. 🙂

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  8. To say this is stunning, just doesn’t seem enough. It’s truly gorgeous

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    • Oh, thank you so much! 🙂

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  9. What a great mini album! Love the choice of color and paper selection.

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    • Thanks!

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  10. I love this mini-album!! (funny thing; I came to your blog from the thread on 2peas, and found out that I already have your blog bookmarked– lol!!)

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    • Thanks for stopping by again Jennifer! 🙂

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  11. tammy this is just lovely! I can already picture it with the photos in it!! Thanks for the inspiration I have a ton of journaling cards that would be perfect for a project like this! Tfs!

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    • You are so welcome E! It was super easy to put together. Makes me want to do a few more too! 🙂

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  12. Wow!! I love the look of this mini! Your ideas are always so fresh Tammy, this one is definitely getting starred!

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  13. I so love your heritage mini.
    Love the colours.
    Love the embellishments
    Love the shapes
    Love the textures.
    Love it all.

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  14. This post has me so excited, my heart is pounding. Silly, but I can’t wait to create. Thanks

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