Thursday, August 20, 2015

Friends Scrapbook Mini Album - video

I'm still experimenting with binding systems! I like the ribbon binding on my "triple envelope" albums. So, I want to do that on individual pages. I did it once for a birthday album and I really liked how that turned out.

I was going to do a video on it, but I found one that was fairly close to my method. (You can see her mini album binding method at about 14 minutes in to her video.) I am not very good with an Xacto Knife though, so I bought a strip making die that makes 1/2 inch strips. I can use 1/2 inch spaces or I can scoot the paper over and create 1/4 inch spaces.

This album is my first try of that binding system. I had to try 3x before I got the measurements all right. The pages turn very easily. I like to line my hinges with Tyvek for an anti-tear enhancement but that sometimes makes them stiff. Using ribbon prevents that.

I used an 8.5 x 11 paper stack by DCWV. (It's taking me a LONG time to get through this stack, I tell you!) The pages are actually no. 10 business envelopes that I cut down. I put the ribbon in the open end. I didn't open the other end to make pockets. The envelopes feel a little thin when you  open them. Leaving it sealed on the outer edge feels like a sturdier page.

I used a whole lot of Accucut Craft Dies in this album. I've entered it in their August 2015 Challenge for Friendship themed creations! I love using die cuts. One of my custom made ones appears in this album as well.

I used to hate stamping, but now I like that too. Just as I started taking a shine to stamping, stamps and co-ordinating dies sets have become popular! Woo hoo! Wish I were the genius who thought of that!

You can see the full video walk-through of my Friends 4 life scrapbook mini album on my Fairycardmaker Vimeo channel.

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