Friday, November 03, 2006

Bonus Gift Project Tutorial

Featured Reader: Lisa PaceU R in Bloom
Mini Album by Lisa M. Pace
Posted with Designer's Permission

Supply List:
Accordion Mini Album: Junkitz
Cardstock: Die Cuts With A View
Pattern Paper: Junkitz
Ribbon: Junkitz; Offray
Buttons: Junkitz
Chipboard Letters: Heidi Swapp
Photo Corners: (black) Unknown
Ink: Staz On (Jet Black); ClearSnap (Charcoal)
Tabs: Office Supply
Punch: Whale of a Punch
Paint: (Black) Making Memories
Stickles: (Star Dust) Ranger
Black Thread
Sanding Block
Mini Envelope


1. Paint mini album black
2. Cut 10 pieces of pattern paper 3 5/8 x 3 ¾ squares (well we will say squares even though they are not truly square)
3. Using black thread stitch around each square and cover outer edges with Black Fluid Chalk Ink.
4. Adhere tabs to top of album pages and insert journaling or quote.
5. Adhere photo corners to each square.
6. Adhere pages to album.
7. Create a matchbook 2 ½ inches wide x 3 ½ inches long
8. Stitch around edges and then cover outer edges with Black Fluid Chalk Ink.
9. Punch out; flower cover edges with Black Fluid Chalk Ink attach button, stem and ribbon

10. Create pocket measuring 3 3/4 x 3 ½ inches and adhere in between pages. Insert two tags measuring 4 ¼ x 2 1/8 inches each.
11. Cut out three butterflies and decorate with ribbon, and embellishments of your choice. Add quote or journaling.
12. Attach one to the page after the pocket you created.
13. Cover a mini envelope with cardstock, pattern paper and embellish.
14. On back of album place another butterfly and either put a quote or journal
15. Cut out 2 4 x 4 pieces of pattern paper. These will be for your front and back cover. Attach to the mini album, using your sanding block smooth edges of front and back cover in order to make your pattern paper flush with the album.
16. Using the punch create three flowers and adhere to front cover.
17. Place Chipboard letters to front cover and cover with stickles.
18. Adhere butterfly and buttons.
19. Adhere your photos and enjoy your finished mini album.

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