Saturday, October 17, 2009

Exploding Circle Album

Someone mentioned an Exploding Circle album on a scrapbooking website the other day. I thought it sounded interesting, so I Googled it and found this easy-to-follow tutorial.
I assembled some supplies, picked up some Debbie Mumm fall themed-papers and a little ribbon, and got to work. (Note to self: your aversion to orange and all things autumn did not serve you well in this instance. Please try to live in harmony with all seasons and colors so that emergency internet coupon searches and trips to JoAnn fabrics will not be necessary in the future.)
Above is the album when it is closed.

I planned it to be a keepsake of this Thanksgiving for a friend. She can either keep it or give it as a hostess gift. The numbers on the small brown rectangles correspond with tan rectangles I have cut for each spot (they're all different sizes) so that each person can write something they're thankful for and they can then be mounted on the mats. The squares are all the same size and correspond with tan squares for the same purpose or to mat photos. The little orange plastic tag hanging from the flower says "together" and I think it's from Doodlebug Designs. The orange rhinestones are from a multicolored pack from Michaels, the Thanksgiving paper is from Die Cuts With A View and the vegetable paper is Debbie Mumm.

The scalloped circles were cut with my Silhouette (love that thing! Love it!).

This was a fun project and went WAY out of the norm for me in terms of colors. Thanks to Sarah at Paper Tree for a great tutorial and a really cool hostess gift for Thanksgiving!


  1. wow look at what you made! that is so awesome!

  2. Oh wow your circle explosion album is so pretty!! And I love the fall colours! So glad I could help! Have a wonderful day