Handmade Spring Flowers Mini Album

Hello, Peggy here to show you how I made this wonderful little mini album
to be filled up with some pictures of spring. It's in the air isn't it?
Well, OK, a little early for some but here in British Columbia
on Vancouver Island we are in full bloom!

List of supplies for today's tutorial: 
I made some wonder full paper again with my Arnold Grummer's Paper Making Kit.  This time I made my sheets a bit thinner to be able to manipulate the paper around my chipboard easily.  I also used an iron to dry my sheets as last time I made paper I air dried. They came out much flatter.
I used my chipboard from the sticky notes kit for the front, spine and back covers. I taped my edges with double sided tape to make my handmade paper adhere. This picture below is a bit blurry but I thought I would include it as it shows my placement for the chipboard and the space allowance (1/8th of an inch) for the covers to close.
Below is my paper after being  taped down. 
Next I made four envelopes with my envelope punch board.
These tiny envelopes are perfect for my envelope mini. 
Then I made a hidden hinge system to place my envelopes onto to create pages in my book.
 I adhered the bottom of each envelope to the binding system. I placed a slit in the bottom of each envelope to slide onto the tabs. I ended up cutting off the top of each envelope as well to act as pockets. 
Next I made some tabs for each tag that I wanted to pull out of the envelopes. I used a Tim Holtz Die to cut these and I adhered them to each tag. I lined each tag with a matching cardstock.
On the front of my Mini Album I had made a Magnolia Paper Cast. I lightly brushed a Gelato in blue to highlight the edges of the beautiful flower.
It gave me a lot of texture but I was looking for more definition. 

This photo below shows the hidden hinge system perfectly. 
So in the end I went ahead and made a cast from the same Magnolia Casting 
mold with Polymer Clay. I colored it with acrylic paint.

I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial. I love these products as they are so 
easy to use and easy to follow directions.

You can receive 20% off using this coupon code: EARTH20 for the month of march at checkout on the Arnold Grummer Web Site. 
Design Team Member
Peggy Oliver


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