Monday, June 9, 2014

Heart This Mini by Yvonne Blair

Hi everyone! Happy to be back this week with a mini and instructions!
This is made using Teresa Collins Something Wonderful Collection. I love the colors and the designs in this collection.  So fun and so very versatile. 
The book itself measures 6 x 12 so there is lots of real estate to add pictures or what not. 
You will need two pieces of 6x12 chipboard. Cut one of the design papers in half and cover one side of each chipboard. 
 Here is a little peek at the cover from a different perspective.  I used sticky back canvas to create a spine for the book.  I wanted it to be a little rough so I peeled some of the fabric away to create the fringe. Love that you can do that with the canvas. 
I also ran a piece of white cardstock through my TC eBosser to give the cover added texture. 

 For the pages I took five sheets of decorative papers from the collection and folded them in half.  
To create the first page adhere one side of the folded papers to the backside of the cardstock (the raw side). This starts the construction of the book. 

 I then took piece 12 x12 of white cardstock, cut it to 8 1/2 x 12. With that piece and the remaining piece of white Cardstock run them through the TC eBosser using the woodgrain.  I absolutely LOVE this folder.  (The texture is so amazing with all the embossing folders.)  The smaller piece was perfect to use as a flip for the left page.  Fold it in half and adhere the back side to page.  (this creates a flip as shown below)
The second piece is scored at 2inches. Add adhesive to the both sides of that two inch part and adhere it to the back side of page two. Now you are ready to adhere next paper to the back of the last page. 
I used a piece of two inch decorative paper to create another little pocket part. Then ran a piece of decorative tape all the way down the right edge. 
 Now for the next pages which will end up being four and five.
I cut two inches off the edge of both pieces.  Adhere those shorter pieces along the top and bottom edge.  I set three tags from the tag pack in the page so I could put adhesive in between where the tags pockets would be. Before adhering to the next page I used a circle punch to punch out thumb notches. 
Now adhere them together and instant pockets for tags. 
 Okay, moving on to page six.  I adhered a tag that was scored at 1 inch from the bottom to the backside of page six.  I wanted flip out tags on the next page as well so I also adhere those to the back side of page six.  Now adhere what will be page 7 to the back side as well.  This creates interesting little tag flips that you can put private journaling on the back so not everyone can read. 
 I cut a piece of the embossed cardstock from the cover off at 1 1/2 inches and adhered it down to the right page.  I adhered it only on the right side, top and bottom so things could be tucked into that space. 
I used a piece off of the stripes page to create a border to help finish off the slip pocket. 
 Now you will glue the last folded page to the last page.  I had cut some circles out of that 2 inch strip and thought why not use it too! Adhered it and then using some of the decorative stickers to highlight the holes.  I popped them with Xyron's foam squares.  Before you adhere the last piece to the other piece of chipboard score the last piece of embossed cardstock at 2 inches and adhere that to the back of the last page to create another flip page.  Now you can adhere the back cover. 
Cut a piece of 2inch sticky back canvas...shred a little off and wrap around the front and back creating a decorative spine.  
Below you can find some close-ups of some of the embellishments. 

Supplies used:
Teresa Collins Something Wonderful Decorative papers.
Something Wonderful Tags, Ephemera pack, enamel dots, chipboard embellishments, decorative stickers and decorative brads. 
Other: TC Mega Runner from Xyron, Foam squares from Xyron, Chipboard, Butterfly and circle punch are from Fiskars and doilies. 
Also used TC eBosser with Word and Woodgrain embossing folders. 


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  2. I want and "need" the TC Embosser. I wish it was available in South Africa.


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