I just received the new Free Bird 6x6 Paper Line and as soon as I saw the "Blush" themed papers I knew they would make the sweetest mini book. There are four 6x6 designs in this theme and that is just enough paper to make this sweet mini using a die and mat board from Sizzix.
I cut 5 of the sheets using the die--each time you cut you will create a spine, a page, and a frame. I then painted the white boards with Sandstone paint.
Then I folded up the ends of some 4"x 8" tags to make them fit the 6.5" x 4.25" dimensions of the mini album, stapling the folded-up flap to the tag to make a pocket.
I recently got my hands on some new templates -- the chevrons and geometric feel of the shapes are perfect for the modern feel of the "Blush" paper. I laid the templates over the painted pages and sprayed them with Smooch Spritz in Cashmere.
On the black pages and black tags, I used the Mini Frag Flower template to create a flower using the Sandstone paint with a foam brush. These are all of the pieces I used to create the album. I used a little paint on the edges of everything for a shabby look. It's my cheater way of distressing ;) I then followed the instructions on the die package to create the album, using my tags as pages as well.
On the cover, I sprayed a white paper flower with Smooch Spritz in Cashmere and added it to the cover with a few strips of paper, an adhesive doily diecut, buttons and sticker letters. I spritzed some white floral leaves with Smooch Spritz in Silver Foil and added them under the flower. I also created the 3D roses using wool felt and a Sizzix die. I then threaded several ribbons around the spine and tied them in a bow.
I inserted several tags into each of the tag pockets I made, adding ribbons to the pages.
After all was set, I spritzed the entire book with Smooch Spritz in Silver Foil, at a distance of 18" to get a fine mist. This helps pull the colors together and give the book an aged feel.
It's now ready for some gorgeous black and white photos!!
- Paper, Stickers - Authentique Papers
- Dies, - ScoreBoards XL Die, Flowers 3-D Die, and Little Sizzles Mat Board Pack by Sizzix
- Ink - Smooch Spritz in Cashmere and Silver Foil by Clearsnap, ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink in Blackbird and Grey Whale
- Paint - Creamcoat Acrylic Paint in Sandstone by Delta
- Ribbon - American Crafts, May Arts, Making Memories
- Leather Frame - Making Memories
- Journal Cards - Jenni Bowlin
- Tags - American Tag, Avery
- Templates - Balzer Designs Templates in Mini Frag Flower and Chevron by Crafter's Workshop
- Twine - The Twinery
- Flower, Buttons, Ribbon, Leaves - hydrangeahippo.etsy.com
- Doily Stickers - EK Success/Martha Stewart
- Wool Felt - Unknown
Thank you for visiting today :)
Posted by Jennifer Priest
Educator and DT Specialist