While I was attending convention I posted pictures of all the make and take projects we did. I've received several requests for directions on how to make some of the projects, so I thought I'd start with this cute mini Album.
The album is made of two Very Vanilla 3 x 3 envelopes and two Tangerine Tango Love Notes (3" x 6" cardstock folded in half to make 3" x 3" cards). Start by sealing *one* of the envelopes closed.
Ink up the branch stamp from the Eastern Blooms stamp set using Chocolate Chip and Tangerine Tango markers. We don't sell Tangerine Tango markers, but I made one by adding a couple of drops of the Tangerine Tango reinker to the end of a blender pen. Once it's inked up, huff on the stamp to remoisten the ink and then stamp it on your envelope. Stamp the "for you" from Fundamental Phrases in Chocolate Chip ink.
Place the Really Rust marker into the Color Spritzer Tool like I've shown in the photo. Gently spritz color all over the stamped envelope. If you hold the spritzer close to the envelope you'll get a lot of concentrated color. I held the spritzer back about 12" so my color would be more subtle.
Now it's time to score both envelopes and both Tangerine Tango Love Notes 3/8" from the edge. I found the easiest way to do this was to insert the Love Note into the paper scorer with the folded edge on the right (see photo above). I lined up the left edge of my card at 2 5/8" (leaving 3/8" to the right of the scoring blade) and scored. Repeat this with the second Love Note.
For the cover, I inserted the stamped envelope upside down. The envelope is 3 1/8" wide, so I placed the envelope so the left edge was at 2 3/4" (leaving 3/8" to the right of the scoring blade) and scored.
Take the second envelope and tuck the flap inside. Place the envelope with the opening on the left side (see photo). Again, place the envelope so the left edge is at 2 3/4" (leaving 3/8" to the right of the scoring blade) and score.
Now it's time to assemble the book.
Start with the back cover/envelope. Place it so the score line runs down the left side and the envelope opening is facing up along the right edge. Next place both Love Notes on top of each other (don't tuck one inside of the other because they won't line up well) again with the score lines running down the left side. Add the cover on top.
As you can see in the photo above, make sure that all of the left edges are flush with each other.
Use the 1/8" side of your Crop-a-dial and punch a hole 1/2" up from the bottom of your album. Make sure the hole is centered between the left edge and the score line. Punch a matching hole 1/2" from the top of the album.
Thread 10" of grosgrain ribbon through the two holes, tie it and trim the ends.
Add a 3" x 2 1/2" piece of cardstock inside the back envelope. You can use this as a place for journaling.
Finish the album by adding Orange Beads to the center of three flowers (you can see them in the very first photo) using Crystal Effects.
There are so many possibilities with this mini album. You can make this into a mini scrapbook album or you can use it for a card that lots of people need to sign. You can also add more love notes to the center to have more pages.
Have fun making these. I'd love to see what you come up with so leave me a comment with a link to your creations. Thanks for stopping by! ~Dannie