Expresso Mini Album tutorial

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  1. Jennifer Fica

    Jennifer Fica Member

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    Chipboard is fun and easy to work with. It comes in all kinds of shapes and sizes. For this project I used an expresso shaped cutout. These are the supplies, other than scissors, that I used to create this project.

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    And here's the steps I took to create this album-

    1. ink the edges of the chipboard
    2. brush Mod Podge on the surface you wish to cover and apply printed paper
    3. smooth out all the air pockets or wrinkles and set it aside to dry
    4. trim the excess paper off with a pair of scissors or razor knife
    5. use the handy nail file for removing the excess the scissors can't reach... a course file works best when working with chipboard
    6. use a crop-a-dile to punch holes and add eyelets in the corner of the album
    7. stack them up and add a jump ring to hold them together
    8. ink edges of paper

    At this point is looked like this-

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    And last- embellish your album!

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    These albums/mini books are fun to make and leave out on the coffee table and such. My kids and our guests love flipping through them. I hope this tutorial inspires you to give it a try.

    Credits for this project-

    Digital Supplies: Expresso Yourself collab kit by Valorie Wibbens and Leora Sanford and available at The Lily Pad
    https://the-lilypad.com/store/pro...t=0&page=1

    Physical Supplies: Chipboard, Paper, Ranger Distressing Ink, eyelets, Mod Podge, twine, ribbon, and jump ring
     
    Last edited: Oct 20, 2010
  2. shades of bliss

    shades of bliss bolʹshie koshki

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    Oh thanks for sharing!! That rocks!!
     
  3. Valoriew

    Valoriew Valoriew

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    eeekk! love it love it love it jennifer!!! i'm so gonna have to make one!!!
     
  4. bderby

    bderby No, I will not tell you what "merde" means!

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    this is so cool!!! I love it, Jennifer!
     
  5. coco

    coco coco

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    OMG this totally rocks!!! TFS
     

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