I just cannot stop making these mini books with Stampin' Up!'s Top Note die! I posted another a few weeks ago and I plan to make another with my club this month.
This baby book or album was made using felted wool (for today's Ways to Use It challenge on Splitcoast). We have a beautiful quilting store in the area called The Quilted Crow and they have a huge selection of this gorgeous fabric. It's softer and lighter than the kind of felt you'd find at the craft store or Joann's and really nice to work with.
Here's the directions:
1. Using your iron set on wool, attach a piece of felt to a 4" x 11" piece of vanilla cardstock with Heat n Bond Lite.
2. When cool, run the cardstock/felt piece through the Big Shot twice with the Top Note die (it cuts like butter!) to make your front and back covers.
3. To make inside pages: run pink and saffron cardstock through Big Shot with Top Note die four at a time. Make as many pages as you wish.
4. Punch holes through covers and pages using a Crop-a-dile and bind with two 1" book rings.
5. Make hole reinforcers using a 1/2" circle punch and attach to cover with liquid tombo.
6. Stamp "Sweet Bundle" with white craft ink onto certainly celery c/stock, heat emboss with white embossing powder and punch with 1 3/4" circle punch.
7. Sew a felt flower and button onto your large celery circle with crochet thread and attach to album front with liquid tombo.
8. Tie coordinating ribbons to book rings and trim. Fill with pictures of your sweet bundle of love or give it as a baby shower gift.
Recipe (All supplies SU unless otherwise noted):
- Stamps: Sweet Celebrations
- Paper: vanilla, certainly celery, pink pirouette and so saffron cardstock
- Ink: white craft ink
- Accessories: pretty in pink narrow grosgrain ribbon, bashful blue taffeta ribbon, kiwi kiss/vanilla satin ribbon, Flower Fusion, Button Bouquet, 1" book rings from Staples, felted wool, crochet thread and Heat n Bond lite from The Quilted Crow
- Tools: Big Shot, Top Note die, Crop-a-dile, 1/2" hole punch, heat gun
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