Hi all, we have the lovely Abby here with us today to share a really beautiful garden mini book project with you all….
What you will need:
- Sprays/Glimmer Mists (colors of your choice)
- Cardstock-patterned paper
- Distress Tool
- Distress Ink
- Ribbons/Trims of your choice
- Garden themed embellishments
- Heat tool
- Gesso-water (to create the whitewash look)
- Adhesive of your choice
- Additional embellishments of your choice
This is a garden themed mini book I created that has some pull out tabs for additional photos and/or journaling.
After selecting the paper I wanted to use for my book cover, I cut the paper into two 4 ¼ x 11 pieces.
Since I wanted to create a whitewash effect on the cover and inside, I made a mix Gesso and water and used my heat tool to dry the paper.
Once I had all of my score marks on both strips of paper, I applied Scor-tape to one end flap and secured them together to create one long accordion fold.
Now it’s time to make the slits for the tabs, you’ll make these on the shorter center pages. You can use your trimmer for this step but I chose to use my ruler and craft knife. I measured 1″ in from the top and 1″ from the bottom and made my slit on the 2 1/4″ section that was left in between those marks. In the next photo you’ll see where the slits are by the paper I stuck through them just as a visual.
To make the two tabs, you’ll take some additional card stock and cut two pieces 3″ x 2 3/4″. Cut away 1/4″ from each side leaving a tab at the top.
Once I knew my tabs fit perfectly, I used more Scor-tape to adhere the pages together.
After the book was assembled, I gathered all of my ribbons and other embellishments to complete the book. This is where creative play comes in, my favorite part. This is a quick and easy project to create that you can customize to fit whatever occasion you need.
You can see the gorgeous completed album below….