Altered Owl Mini Album | Lisa Storms

Hello everyone! So…I had a different post scheduled for today, but when I saw this ADORABLE owl mini album from Lisa Storms in my inbox, I knew it had to go live immediately! I mean, it’s way too cute not to share!

BasicGrey | Owl Mini Album | Lisa Storms

Lisa: Here is a super sweet little album featuring the new journaling binders. By altering the cover with a knothole, an adorable owl peeks through for a “punny” album title.

BasicGrey | Owl Mini Album | Lisa Storms

We will start with a journaling binder, patterned papers, chipboard letters, and stickers from the Knee Highs & Bow Ties collection. You will also need a craft knife and cutting mat, brown acrylic paint and foam brush, paper trimmer, scissors, adhesive, and a pencil.

BasicGrey | Owl Mini Album | Lisa Storms

Place the owl sticker onto scrap paper and cut around edges. Draw an organic knothole shape on scrap paper using the owl as a guide for size. Cut out shape and trace onto journal cover with pencil.

BasicGrey | Owl Mini Album | Lisa Storms

Place the journal cover onto a protected tabletop with the binder hanging off the edge. Use a craft knife to cut out knothole. The album cover is very thick, so this will take many passes.

BasicGrey | Owl Mini Album | Lisa Storms

Put brown paint onto a foam brush and brush it several times on a scrap until the brush is fairly dry. Very lightly drag the brush along the ridges in the wood texture on the cover. Once dry, add a strip of patterned cardstock, chipboard letters, and a printed title to the front of journal.

BasicGrey | Owl Mini Album | Lisa Storms

To create title page, adhere the owl sticker to the black text tab insert page, taking notice of where it will show through the knothole. I used foam adhesive dots to make him stand out. Hand-cut a branch to place under him. Punch or hand-cut a few stars to put into the “sky” being sure they will not show through the knothole.

Now fill the album with special photos and memories…


And in the spirit of happy Fridays, let us know what crafty projects you currently have in the works and you will be entered to win all the supplies used to create Lisa’s darling album! Good luck! a Rafflecopter giveaway

71 thoughts on “Altered Owl Mini Album | Lisa Storms

  1. I’m currently working on sympathy cards for my daughter and her dad. Her stepmother was killed in a freak auto wreck this past week. The whole world has been turned upside down it seems.

  2. I am trying to catch up on my scrapbooking and cardmaking. I have loved Basic Grey from the very beginning, and STILL do!!

  3. I love this adorable album! I have been doing a lot of mini albums recently and this would fit my style wonderfully!!

  4. I’ve been cleaning up my crafting space, in hopes of rekindling some lost “mojo”. I have several classes I have been putting off doing the projects for, as I have had no space to work, and I also want to get going again on Project Life.

  5. I am currently using the journal and papers from Hey Girl to make a little promotional book for my daughter to take when she visits younger Girl Scout Troops to recruit girls to attend our favorite Daycamp. The papers are just perfect.

  6. I love anythings with a cute owl on it, so of course I love Lisa’s adorable album! Right now, I am working my way out of a scrapping rut, so I am working on small projects like cards. Almost-instant gratification! :) Thanks so much for a chance to win!

  7. I am working on my one year old’s baby album and starting Project Life as we gear up for a move to a new town this summer. Lots to document in our life. I adore the owl album. Thanks for sharing!

  8. How darling! Love animals and BG use of animals never dissapoints me! Thank you for making your contests longer than 24 hours!

  9. I have too many projects going to list here, but I am currently working on a scrapbook for my husband of his semester in Oxford when he was in college. This owl album is pretty irresistible!

  10. this album is very cute! Love the owl!!
    Used the Knee Highs line last month in my BG page-of-the-month kit – great colours & patterns :)

  11. I am currently working on our Georgia vacation album. The alcum is planned out, pictures are printed and I work a little at a time on it so I don’t get bored or behind on PL!

  12. Currently working on Mother’s Day cards for friends and family. Thanks for the chance to win one of these gorgeous Basic Grey collections!

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