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This week we are featuring one of our BRAND NEW products.... the Authentic Life Cards! These cards come in 4 of our new collections- "Favorite," "Classique: Pretty," "Radiant," and "Harmony."
There are several creative ways to incorporate these cards into your scrapbooking, cardmaking, and home decor projects. Check back every day this week for new projects and ideas from our amazing design team!
To create this "Radiant" mini album using our NEW Authentic life cards...
Cut a piece of cardstock 11 x 4 5/8 inches.
Make score lines at 1 1/4, 1 1/2 , 2 , 2 1/2 , 2 3/4, 3 1/4,
3 3/4 , 4 , 4 1/2, 5, 5 1/4, 5 3/4, 6 1/4, 6 1/2, 7,
7 1/2 , 7 3/4, 8 1/4 , 8 3/4, 9 inches
Fold along the lines.
Place 1/4 inch scor tape on the fold lines.
Place 1/2 inch scor tape beside the folds as shown above. Remove the backing from the 1/2 inch tape and fold the cardboard.
Your mini album will begin to look like this.
When you finished you have 6 little hinges, and you see the 1/4 inch tape on the back side.
Reove the backing of the 1/4 inch tape and stand the folds up as shown below.
This is the binding for your mini album.
Cut pieces of chipboard- you will need two 4 x 5 inch pieces and one 2 x 5 inch piece.
Take a piece of 12 x 12 paper and cut to 12 x 7 inches.
Adhere the chipboard to the paper. Leave 3/16" space in between as shown above.
Cut the corners diagonal and fold them around the chipboard.
Cut a piece of patterned paper for the inside cover 10 x 4.5 inches. You must use liquid glue for this piece, because the paper has to adhere to the inside of the little spaces you left between the chipboard parts.
Glue the binding in your back of the mini album. I used scor tape because it is very strong and durable.
Make two envelopes in the size 3 1/2 x 4 5/8 inch and cut a little slit out of the bottom.
Cut 4 pieces of 6 1/4 x 4 3/4 for the pages and make a score lines at 3 7/8".
Cut 4 pieces of 5 1/4 x 2 1/4 inch and make score lines on 1/4 inch on the tip and bottom.
Adhere them on the biggest part of the pages.
You have two envelopes and 4 pages.
Lay them on, one page, one envelope, 2 pages, 1 envelope , one page.
Put the open sizes of your envelopes and pages over the hinges, use glue here.
The mini is ready and you can decorate them as you like, I used the details stickers and the components and a little lace here and there.
On every pages of this mini is an Authentic life card. These are great for sentiments as well as decorative journaling spots.
As you can see, the other open side is a little pocket and you can put life cards in there as well.
In the envelope, I put two life cards.
Thanks for joining me today!
Authentique Paper- "Radiant" collection: 12 x 12 paper, Authentic life cards, detail stickers, component die cuts
Other Products- chipboard, score tape, lace, glue, foamtape
**Binding technique by Kathy King**
What inspiration week would be complete without a GIVEAWAY? We want to give away a couple of sets of our new Authentic Life Cards. Simply join us here on the blog every day this week, leave us a comment letting us know what you would use these cards for. We will pick and announce a winner this weekend. Bonus entries to those who share our posts on facebook throughout the week!