Wednesday, July 9, 2008
a mini for mini-me
a few of the pages...
If you read this blog then you know that I love my Bind-it-All and I love fabric! So, while my girls were cuddled up taking naps I had a brilliant idea--instead of finishing the crib bumper, or tackling the work that was piled up on my desk, or trying to sneak some sleep in myself, I made this super simple mini. 'Simple' meaning it took me hardly any time at all so I couldn't be too hard on myself for procrastinating. :)
First, I cut some thick cardstock into 4X4 squares covered each with fabric and sewed around the edges. Then, I added some of my favorite photos, some letter stickers, and a couple flowers. Sometimes it's tough to keep it simple but I rose above the impulse to add more embellies! Remembering what the all-knowing Ali Edwards said in her August article of CK- focus on the photos + words when designing mini albums, so that's what i did! Lastly, I easily punched through each page and bound it together! Voila! I wanted it to have a vintage feel and I love the frayed edges the BIA left.
Now about that nap? Yeah, right. :)
*Edited: Use some sort of liquid glue to adhere the pics, I use Diamond Glaze. Also use pinking shears to cut the fabric. They're special scissors that leave a zing zag edge and keep the fabric from fraying too much.