Other Products: Scor-Tape, card stock - white, black, yellow, blue, pink and purple, ribbons - assorted widths and colors coordinating to paper pack, Stampin Up Ink - Summer Sun & Basic Black, Memento Ink - Sweet Plum, Grape Jelly, LuLu Lavender, Versa Color Pine Cone ink, yellow glass seed beads, butterfly dangling charm, Big Shot manual die cutting machine, water mister bottle, The Cinch binding machine, 1" binding coil, doily, Silhouette Design Store cutting files for shaped pages, decorative clips, finger daubers, Crop-a-Dile hole punch.
Instructions: Instructions provided are for front cover only. For detailed instructions and photos for pages included in mini album, please see my blog here. Cut a 6" x 6" piece of chipboard for base of front cover. Cut an 8" x 8" piece of black card stock. Score at 1" on all four sides of black card stock. Mitre the corners and apply scor-tape to where card stock will fold over chipboard. Adhere to chipboard to totally cover front of album. Cut a 5 3/4" x 5 3/4" square from black card stock to finish the inside of the cover. Adhere. Next, trim the "Life is Good" square card panel from the Butterfly Medley paper collection to measure 5 3/4" x 5 3/4", ink with brown color and adhere to front cover. Locate the small card panel with the purple flowers on the top and bottom with the purple butterflies fluttering around the floral clusters. Locate the second small card panel of the same design. Ink each edge of both panels with brown colored ink. Cut the second matching small card panel in half. Using the bottom half to create a pocket, fussy cut the flower and butterfly images along the top area only leaving the sides intact where the designs end. Now apply scor-tape to the three straight edges of the half cut panel and match up with full card panel and adhere. The pocket should now be created. Adhere a white doily to the side of the mini album cover just under the sentiment on the side closest to the binding. Now adhere the pocket card to the front cover of mini album covering part of the doily. Die cut two of the straight decorative borders from the Cut Mat Create 2A die set. Adhere one to the top of the pocket card and one to the bottom.
Stamp flowers using Elderberry Memento ink. Apply various shades of purple Memento inks listed above to each bloom. (Each flower has been inked differently for this creation using different combinations of the mentioned ink colors, giving them a each a slightly different tone and slightly different color depth.) Die cut flowers using coordinating die. Shape two 3 layered large flowers, two 2 layered flowers and two single layered flowers. Create layered centres for each flower using yellow glass seed beads. Arrange on cover and once happy with arrangement glue down using Zip Dry Glue. Using green patterned paper from the collection, stamp leaves in brown ink and using a finger dauber apply Bamboo Leaves Memento colored ink lightly to centre and around edges. Shape leaves and add to floral cluster. Cut one large tag from the collection along with 2 smaller tags. Hole punch tags and add ribbon. Cut varying sized and colored ribbons to add to the binding rings on the side of the mini album, using more or less ribbon for the look you desire. Add dangling butterfly charm to top binding ring. You are now ready to bless someone with a beautiful mini album for their precious photos and memories, or maybe you would like to keep for yourself!
Created By: Tracey Fehr