Tuesday, September 02, 2014

An Itty Bitty Book with Sizzix

Hi there! Today I'm going to share with you an itty bitty book I made for my daughter. You can make this for anyone you love.


 
Here's a list of the supplies I used to make this project:
Others: Watercolor paper, Twinkling H2O Watercolors, Black journaling pen, adhesive, bone folder
 
Now, let me show you the steps.
 
 
Lay Mini Heart Album die blade side up on an extended cutting pad, lay watercolor paper on the Mini Heart Album die, lay the other extended cutting pad on top to create a sandwich. Pass the whole thing through the Big Shot machine to diecut the mini album.  

 
Fold along the crease lines and make a clean fold with a bone folder.


 
Color the front and back of each section using watercolors.

 
Lay one standard cutting pad on the Magnetic platform, lay out the Thinlits dies of your choice, blade side up, on the cutting pad, lay paper on top and lay the other standard cutting pad on top. The Magnetic platform will keep the dies secure in place as you pass the sandwich through the Big Shot machine. Color the diecut pieces with watercolors to make embellishments for the mini album. 

 

 
Attach the embellishments to the mini album.
 

 
Add photos (2" x 2" each) behind the windows. Write encouraging messages on the embellishment pieces to finish.

Hope you enjoyed today's tutorial and would give this cute little mini album die a try. You can also diecut multiples of this album and attach them together to create a longer accordion album.

2 comments:

Marci said...

This is so very pretty!

Paula Cheney said...

this is darling Mou, what a clever idea!