Thursday 2 November 2017

Simple ring bound Mini Album using Stampin Up Petal Garden

Hi everyone and thanks for joining me in this marathon project lol. Apologies for the long video tutorial but its worth it I promise :-)

To make this project I used the Petal Garden DSP. When I first saw this DSP I knew I wanted to make a mini album, I felt the paper was just made to be used in this way.  I think the Petal Garden Memories and More Card Pack would really compliment this project. Might have to put that on my wish list!

I have made a mini album using the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits before, but this one has a different binding.  The original has a hidden hinge but this one uses a Bind It All which is much simpler to do ... if you have a Bind It All that is! lol

I made 4 mini treat bags, you can get 4 out of 3 pieces of A4 if you cut 2 of the big die cuts from a single sheet (repeat) and then cut 4 of the smaller die cuts from one sheet of A4. You have to make sure you lay the large dies in the correct orientation to achieve this. I used Whisper White Cardstock.

To mat the treat bags I used the Petal Garden DSP:
The Front Mat = 4 1/2 x 3 1/2
The Back Mat = 4 7/8 x 3 1/2 - I rounded the top corners of this mat because the treat Bag is shaped at the top.

I made 4 envelopes using the Envelope Punch Board. I used the 6x6 Petal Garden DSP and followed the instructions for a 3x4 card.

For the Large tags for the Treat Bags I used Extra Thick Whisper White and got 4 tags from one piece of A4. They measured 3 1/4 x 5 7/8 - to get the tag topper shape I used the Edge Die from Swirly Snowflakes 


For the smaller tags in the small envelopes I used Extra Thick Whisper White Cardstock 2 3/4 x 4 1/8 - I used the Tag Punch for the top and matted the tags with DSP - 2 5/8 x 4 or if like me you wanted to save DSP you could use the off cuts from the Mats of the Mini Treat Bags.
To decorate the tag I used the large rose from Rose Wonder and I used the Water Colour Pencils to colour the rose to match the DSP.

The cover:
I used a cereal packet for this because I was covering with both Cardstock and DSP so would have enough strength. For each cover you need:-
Cereal Box card = 3 3/4 x 5 1/3
Whisper White Cardstock = 5 3/4 x 7 1/2
Mat for each side = 3 13/16 x 5 7/16

Decorate the cover:
I used the Border die from Swirly Snowflakes again and cut from some contrasting DSP for both front and back - for the back that was it.
Then I cut 2 pieces 3 x 5 7/16 to layer under this border. So I was able to get the from and back from one 6x6 page of the DSP
Front cover: a ribbon was stuck on border and a bow tied.
Sentiment: I stamped a sentiment from Better Together onto Whisper White and punched it out with the Pretty label punch, then I cut another label in contesting colour (Old Olive) and cut in half to just mat behind and this was then stuck onto a Sweet Sugar Plum oval cut with the Stitched Oval Dies. As a finishing touch I used 3 enamel dots that have retired but were the right colour for my chosen DSP.

Once all the pages were made I used my Bind it All to punch the holes and add the ring binding. You can use other binding tools or use a hole punch and add separate rings or adapt this and follow my hidden hinge album instructions id you do not have a binder.

I hope you like this project, thank you for reading my post and hopefully you will have viewed the tutorial as well. I f you do make one of these I would love to see your projects. See you again soon

Gez xxx

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