Dear Jaz Mini Album

Materials

  • Recycled cereal boxes or chipboard
  • GCD Studios Papers: Ella Blue Collection 12”x12” Pad, Paris Nights Collection Louvre
  • Round brown alphabet stickers
  • Want2Scrap Nestabling Baby Pearls
  • Pink Paislee Dangle
  • Buttons Galore & More Buttons
  • Silver binder ring
  • Ribbon: Creative Impressions Crepe, Grosgrain; Colorbök/TPC Studio Grandma’s Attic Collection; Prima Lace
  • Canvas Corp. Twine

Tools

  • Stamps: My Mind’s Eye Lost & Found Collection Portobello Road Boy, Unity Stamp Co. Ornate Artisan Stackers, Penny Black (1999L) Letter Background
  • Spellbinders Grand Calibur Die-Cutting System and Shapeabilities Dies: Classic Scalloped Hearts, Classic Squares LG, Nested Lacey Pennants, Lacey Ovals LG, Postage Stamps, Spiral Blossom Three, Dahlia, Wavy Rectangles, Decorative Dress Forms, Moroccan Accents
  • Ink Pads: Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Frayed Burlap; Clearsnap ColorBox Dark Brown Fluid Chalk, Creamy Brown Fluid Chalk, Silver Pigment
  • Ranger Liquid Pearls White Opal Dimensional Pearlescent Paint
  • Creative Expressions Cosmic Shimmer Twinkles Aqua Glitter Glue
  • Marvy Uchida LePen Black Journaling Pen
  • Helmar Adhesives: Liquid Scrap Dots, Premium Craft Glue, Quick Fix Adhesive Runner, Zap Dots

Basic Supplies

paper trimmer, scissors, ruler, pencil, hole punch, sponge dauber

Directions

STEP 1

  • Die cut five Postage Stamp #5 shapes from cereal boxes to create book pages.

STEP 2

  • Die cut/emboss same shape from assorted Ella Blue papers. Cut 10 shapes total, cutting cover page from light blue paper. Adhere papers to front and back of each book page.

STEP 3

  • Use Creamy Brown ink to stamp cover with letter background; stamp Dark Brown postage image from Portobello Road Boy set in upper right corner.

STEP 4

  • To decorate cover, die cut following shapes from papers as indicated: Decorative Dress Forms plain form from brown paper; Moroccan Accents border and Nested Lacey Pennants large ribbon from cream paper; Spiral Blossom Three from light brown paper.

STEP 5

  • Sponge edges of each die-cut shape with Creamy Brown ink.

STEP 6

  • Sponge Frayed Burlap ink through Nested Lacey Pennants ribbon template; remove template. Ink edges of Spiral Blossom Three shape Silver; roll and adhere to secure shape.

STEP 7

  • Adhere die-cut border to cover. Adhere dress form with clear dots; adhere pearls to neckline. Adhere die-cut ribbon to dress form and rolled blossom to ribbon end. Add alphabet title.

STEP 8

  • Highlight shapes with dots of dimensional paint and liquid glitter; let dry. Punch hole at top left corner.

STEP 9

  • Use photos as guide to decorate remaining album pages. For journaling blocks, die cut shapes from striped side of Louvre paper.

STEP 10

  • Punch hole in top left corner of each page; join pages with binder ring. Tie dangle to ring with twine. Tie short ribbon lengths to ring.

STEP 11

  • Stamp “Made with love” from Ornate Artisan Stackers set onto die-cut heart for back page. Sign album.

Tip

  • 1. For each child, look for a paper collection that suits his or her personality and then add a few die-cut journaling shapes. A simple design puts the focus on the message.
by Tina McDonald for Spellbinders
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