Monday, April 29, 2013

Create your own Mini Album with Strong!


Hello, Loes here with a little tutorial to show you how the make a mini album with a ribbon binding! I used the some awesome ribbons from May arts.


First, you will need to cut 5 pieces of thick chipboard. Mine are 8 1/4 inch x 5 3/4 inch, but you can really do this with any size. After that, you can ink the edges with distress stain or other ink you that you might have.


 Cut ten different papers from 12 x 12 sheets of paper in the same size as your chipboard and glue them on both sides of the chipboard. Ink all of the edges of the paper. I used Memento peanut brittle.


 Cut four pieces of ribbon 8 1/4 inch and glue the pages of your mini together.


The base of your mini is finished and now it's time to embellish!


For the front, I used the die cut frames from the "Strong" collection, and a little piece of linen fabric.






I love all of the details and little die cuts in this collection, this way you can make your own embellishments by simply gluing them down or by using foamtape. You could even use your heat gun with versamark and clear embossing powder for a more polished look. 



To close the album I cut two pieces ribbon, about 24 inches, and just tie them together.




I decided to also make a layout with this great paper collection! 
I love this Photo of my sons and husband. It's really one of my favorites.



Products Used:

Authentique Strong collection,12x12 papers, 6x6 paper pad,stamp blocks,mini notes,titles&phrases, frames&corners, components stickers, detail stickers.




23 comments:

  1. Very cool album. Great layering. Love the scrapbook layout. I think the concept would make a great card for Father's Day.

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  2. Beautiful Album! and the layout is wonderful too!

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  3. Great projects. I totally love that mini album. The papers work so well with both projects.

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  4. As always; it's a great project Loes!

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  5. Fabulous album. Love the ribbon binding and the size. Great job.

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  6. a great album loes, beautifull. love the papers.

    love de twins.

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  7. Love the MIni book. tks so much for share the technique.xxx

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  8. Awesome projects! I absolutely adore the binding on that mini! Gotta give that a try!

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  9. Fabulous - and what great photos to work with! Thanks for the inspiration...will have to try that binding technique!

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  10. loes, perfect layout and nice mini album

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  11. Oh wow, I can't explain how much I love this mini and the papers are just amazing and I HAVE them.

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  12. what a beautiful album !! and how sweet of you to carefully photograph each step to share with us! my question is how do you adhere the paper to the chipboard?? what type of adhesive do you use?? this is my biggest problem cause the paper looks terrible after I glue it to the chipboard! thank you for your time..marie

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    1. i alway's use tacky glue for this, but i make it thin with my finger tops..... i know it works with a brush to : )))
      goog luck, and don't forget to show us!

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    2. well hi Loes thank you for getting back to me and I will definitely try this!marie

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  13. Fanastic binding idea must remember that to try it out and your album looks so kewl :)

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  14. Gorgeous album Loes!! Love the papers and all the pretty details:) Love it all!!
    Groetjes,Brenda

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  15. Wat een gaaf album Loes! Leuk om het met dat band te maken, dat wil ik wel een keer proberen. Papier is erg mooi, lekker stoer.
    Je lay out vind ik ook erg mooi!
    Groetjes, annemarie

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  16. I just love your mini album tutorial, Loes! And that photo on the layout is a classic...beautiful work!

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  17. This is an amazing mini album Loes!

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  18. Very cool mini album. I am going to try this idea one of these days!

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