I’m back with another mini album. This one is 2.5 x 2.5 inches.
I used Just Chill – Relax kit by Joyce Paul Designs. This digital kit is available at theDailyDigi.com this month. This FULL kit plus 6 other designers’ kits/templates for $5!!!
Just like yesterday’s mini album, I used a frame element from the kit to create the inserts.
Printed on 11 x 8.5 Polar Matte Double Sided paper (60 lbs.) from Red River Paper. This time, I printed a darker color digi paper on the back side as well.
Okie… so after assembling the accordion inserts (yesterday’s post)…
Attach the cover (Double sided sticky tape recommended, but liquid glue like Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue will work, too.)
I started from the front.
Score the spine (leave enough room).
I was lazy to measure the exact cover size before attaching it to the inserts, and ended up with the huge leftover on the back cover. The paper is so pretty, I decided to keep it.
Score, fold, and trim the edge. This will fold around the inserts.
See the spine?
Since it is an accordion style album, the inserts will fan out like this. I do not like accordion album. I don’t like my pages fly out like this.
So, pull out the inserts and apply glue on the spine. I used Aleene’s Super Thick Tacky Glue. It’s not the best. I like the thickness and how quickly it dries. But, things don’t bond together that well.
Once the glue dries, the spine will be very flexible when you turn pages.
While waiting for the spine to dry, I made a flower for the front cover…
I used Sizzix Bigz Die – Sprial/Garland. I think, it’s for the Christmas tree ornament, but when I saw the die, I thought it would make the perfect flowers. The die cut line is very similar to the spiral paper flowers I made in the past.
BLOG CANDY information on the bottom of this post!!! =)
Roll it starting from the outside.
Squish it down to distress.
I decorated the center with a brad.
okie… I bought the above mentioned Sprial/Garland Sizzix Bigz die back in January or February and got extra to share with some of my blog friends.
I will send one spiral/garland die to three readers to comment on this post.
– SORRY!!! USA and Canada only, please! This die is heavy. =(
– The Bigz die only works on Big Shot or Big Kick. I don’t know if it’ll work on CuttleBug or not. So you need to have the die cut machine. =)
Leave a comment and let me know where you live (USA or Canada), and which die cut machine you own (I’m being nosy here =). I”ll pick FIRST THREE people with these information.
UPDATE: Tanna, Stephanie, and Eva, I’ll email you to get your addresses! THANK YOU!!!view:9436