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:
- Arnold Grummer's Paper Making Kit
- Magnolia Casting Mold
- Chipboard for the Covers and Spine
- Double sided tape
- Liquid Glue
- Envelope Punch Board
- White Cardstock
- Tags Die
- Polymer Clay (White)
- Acrylic Paint
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.