Sunday, January 21, 2018

Domino Accordion Mini Album Tutorial by Giovanna Zara

Hello, I'm Giovanna Zara, aka GiogioCraft, and I'm so honoured to be asked to be guest designer this month! I'm creating mini album for years now, and for this project I had the chance to play really small, with a bit of upcycling and lot of stamping.

The 'domino' tiles I used are salvaged wood from fire, my father works with wood, so at home we have plenty of wood leftovers, and I don't miss to check for scrap wood suitable for craft projects.
The process showed in the video it can easily be applyed to real domino tiles, or heavy chipboards  as well, so, why don't you have a go?

At first I didn't know how to make a nice closer, didn't want to use the usual wrap up ribbon, and at the end I come up with a nice work out: I screwed two tiny cup hooks shouldered screw on the sides of the front tile, then I attached a small chain with  a lobster clasp at one end, so I even had the chance to hang some cute metallic charms and I just love it!

I have created a video tutorial for you and wish that you will subscribe to my YouTube channel for more.  

Don't forget to submit your mini album to our January challenge for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Lindy's Stamp Gang!


  1. I so love these little books. Great use of that salvaged wood and with its clever chain closure and charms. Super creation, Thank you for sharing with us all.
    Warmest of wishes Tracey x

  2. Really enjoyed your video. It is an adorable little project

  3. This mini album inspires me a lot. I think it could very well become a pendant for an artistic necklace and I really believe that I will try to realize it. Thanks Giogio for sharing!

  4. Loving so much all Gio's mini albums... Especially her domino miniature's ones, they are always stunning, and wonderful.
    This one is absolutely scrumptious!!!!
    Crafty hugs to everyone,

  5. Gio this is fabulous! I just love mini books and I love that you used wood scraps- I have lots of these as well!!
    Thank you so much for the inspiration and for taking the time to make the tutorial!

  6. You are really a so clever girl, Gio!! :D Fabulous wooden mini album!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

  7. What a fabulous domino accordion book, Gio - you really have knocked it out of the park with this one. Stunning colours and design - wonderful to have you as our guest this month.
    Alison x

  8. This is incredibly beautiful and creative Gio! I love the use of stamps, wood, and your amazing closure. You are such an inspiration and I appreciate you being our guest and making the fab video! <3 Hugs, Autumn

  9. This is such a great project. This mix and dominoes, mini books and images is so impressive. Thanks for joining us on the blog!

  10. I am in awe of this project! So much art in such a tiny package!!!