Homework #5: Window Mini Book
First, today I went to my sideline, Melinda’s, house to participate in one of her stamp club classes. (Hi Melinda!) So fun! I like seeing everyone having fun stamping, and talking. It was great that I got to go out on a work day.
Unfortunately, when I left, I couldn’t start my car. 😦 I think I left my lights on (how dumb is THAT?). So, AAA came out and told me that I need to actually change my battery. Didn’t take long, though. They did a great job.
So, now onto more fun stuff! 🙂
Today, we’re still looking at projects using the Stampin’ Up! Movers and Shapers Curly Label Bigz XL die.
Remember how the first project used a smaller piece of cardstock over the die? Well, today’s project uses a piece of cardstock bigger than 4-1/4″ x 11″.
I took the idea of a window card, and thought I’d use it as a cover for a mini book. And, what’s a mini book without a pocket at the back to hold odds and ends?
First, the mini book:
Stamp set: Happy Everything
Ink: Whisper White Craft
Paper: Basic Gray, Naturals White, Whisper White
Accessories: Movers and Shapers Curly Label Bigz XL die, 1/16″ circle handheld punch, Linen thread, White stampin’ emboss powder, Billboard Sizzlit Decorative strip
We have so many pictures of Sylvester. This is supposed to be motivation to create a book for my in-laws. You can see the binding on the left. I punched 1/16″ holes along the spine and tied linen thread.
So, what I did was to cut out a 1/4 sheet from a full sheet, and scored the pocket section so I can fold it up.
I placed the cardstock on the die with the pocket side up (outside of card down).
The folded edge of the pocket is just slightly in from the cutting edge. I hope you can see it in this pic:
After the piece went through the Big Shot, I trimmed down edges to make a pocket shape that I liked.
Here’s the front page, so you can see the full picture of the cute cat. 🙂
I added pieces of Naturals White slightly smaller than the whole cover. I used 3 pieces (for 6 pages) for now. I thought if I needed more, I can just take apart the binding and add them.
Hopefully I didn’t leave anything out. If I did, let me know and I’ll update. Gotta run to work!