Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Make it a mini!

Hello scrappers! Today I am going to share instructions on how you can create a mini album using your April SFTIO Kit! This mini is so simple that it will take you no more than 2 hours to complete! I wanted to create a mini about the things that make me "content and happy!"

First thing you need to do is cut several pieces of chipboard down to 3"X3", and then cut several 3"X3" patterned paper and adhere them to the front and back of your chipboard pieces using Zip Dry Glue by Beacon! This stuff dries quickly and It works great for keeping your papers snugged against the chipboard! Make sure you put the glue all around the chipboard edge, and the center and then rub your hand across the paper to smooth out any clumps from the glue.

Once your the glue dries, use your Bind-It-All by Zutter to punch the edges of your pages and bind it together with wire. You want to bind your mini together before embellishing your album because it will be impossible to bind the pages once you have embellishments on your pages! (Learn from me... I know this because I've had this happen to me).

Once your mini is binded, go ahead and pull out your embellishments that you would like to use. I find that you will cut the time you put into your mini if you grab what you want to use on your mini first and then once you start creating your mini, stick to what you have pulled out!

And here is my completed album! I love this and I hope you are inspired to create one of your own!



Miae said...

This is too cute!! You made it look so easy..thanks for sharing!

Connie Mercer said...