duminică, 8 aprilie 2018

DIY MINI NOTEBOOKS / POCKET - SIZED PAPER BOOKS WITH RECYCLED PAPER AND CARTOON - Best out of waste

Step 1: Video Tutorial (for a Better Understanding of the Project)


For some people it's easier to watch a video than following step by step photos.
So if you are one of them I hope that this video will help you !

Step 2: Gather Your Tools and Supplies



Step 3: Preparing the Pieces for the Cover

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Choose your desired model of decorative paper and cut a rectangle from it ( 4" X 5" 1/4 )
Then take some unused cardboard ( I used the back side cover of a decorative paper pack ) and cut 2 rectangles ( 3" X 2" ) and another one ( 3" X 1/4 )

Step 4: Preparing the Pieces for the Inside of the Notebook

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Using some solid colored paper cut 20 - 25 rectangles ( 2" 3/4 X 2" ) and another rectangle ( 4" 1/4 X 2" 3/4 )

Step 5: Making the Cover

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  • Using PVA glue stick the cardboard rectangles on the design paper rectangle leaving an eight of an inch between them.
  • Cut the corners of the design paper.
  • Fold and stick the sides.
  • Stick the colored rectangle ( 4" 1/4 X 2" 3/4 ) on top of it.
  • With a bone folder score between the cardboard rectangles.
  • Fold it along the lines.

Step 6: Making the Pages

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  • Align all the pages and hold them together using a paper clip.
  • On one of the long sides apply a generous layer of PVA glue.
  • Let it dry for about 5 minutes until the glue become transparent.

Step 7: Assembling the Notebook

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  • While the pages are drying, create a small ribbon loop and stick it on the inside of the cover.
  • Now, stick the pages.

Step 8: Decorating It!

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  • Using some adhesive tape stick a strip of ribbon on the bottom of the notebook.
  • Now, add a decorative button.
  • Lastly, add some nice paper butterflies.

Step 9: That's It!

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Now you know how to make this cute little gems :D Write me your comments about this project and if it helped you in any way please vote for me in the Pocket - Sized and the Trash to Treasure contests!
Thanks you :)

Step 10: More Project Videos!

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vineri, 9 martie 2018

New Exploding Box model on our Etsy Shop :) - 10% discount for first orders!

Hello everyone!

We just released a new Exploding Box model on our Etsy shop and we are running a promotion right now :)


10% off for first orders + free shipping in UK

https://www.etsy.com/uk/GiuliaPaperCraftShop/listing/585492416/explosion-box-blue-pink-purple-exploding

Hope you like it and let us know if you something else ;) we can always work with you to create something special :)


Happy shopping :D







miercuri, 21 februarie 2018

DIY Crafts - Scrapbooking Tutorial - How to Make a Mini Album ( Accordion )


Learn how to make this cute mini album - Step by step Tutorial
I did this album for my husband, I wanted to give him something special, something unique :)
In this step by step tutorial you will learn how to make this Photo Album that you can give it like a gift for Valentine's Day, Mothers Day, Birthdays etc. With this handmade Album you can prove to your loved ones that you care about them & you are willing to create special gifts and not just buy them. Remember, without love we are lost ! :) 
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Step 1: Watch the Video!


For some people it's easier to watch a video than following step by step photos.
So if you are one of them I hope that this video will help you !

Step 2: Gather Your Tools & Supplies!


DISCLOSURE*
I participate in affiliate programs like amazon.com and others. That means I receive a commission when products are purchased through links here in this Instructable. (At NO additional cost to you.) Please know I will never share or even review a product that I would not personally recommend or that I do not personally like.

Step 3: Making the Cover ( Dimensions )

















To make the cover you will need:

Step 4: Making the Cover ( Sign and Score )

























  • Sign the black card stock on both sides.
  • Unite the points.
  • Score along the lines.
  • Fold it.
  • Stick 3 magnets on the edge of the short side.
  • Attach the other 3 magnets on top of the first ones.
  • Fold the cover same as i did and let the second set of magnets to stick by themselves on the big rectangle.

Step 5: Making the Cover ( Decorating It )

























  • Using a glue snail, stick the red card stock on top of the black base.
  • Then stick the decorative paper on top of the red rectangles.
  • Do the same on both sides.
  • Now take the small black rectangle and with a border puncher, create a decorative strip.
  • With glue dots, stick the strip onto the outside part of the cover.
  • Add also a piece of ribbon on top of the decorative strip.

Step 6: Making the Envelopes Using the Cricut Explore 2 - ( Optional )

























  • Open the Cricut machine & software.
  • In your work space design a 9" X 6" rectangle.
  • Create 2 vertical scoring lines at 2"1/4 and 6"1/2.
  • Also create one horizontal scoring line at 5"3/4.
  • Insert an A4 red card in your machine and press start.
  • Let the machine do your work :)
  • Take your piece of card and fold it along the lines.

Step 7: Making the Envelopes by Hand :)

























  • Take a 9" x 6" piece of red card and score it at 2" 1/4 and 6" 1/2.
  • Turn the card and score it at 1/4 on the long side.
  • Fold along the lines.
  • With a scissor, cut the small rectangles as i did.
  • Using adhesive tape, stick it all together.
  • Mark the middle of your envelope and with a circle puncher, cut a small hole.
  • Repeat the process until you will have 6 envelopes.

Step 8: Sticking the Envelopes on the Cover

























  • Put a strip of adhesive tape on the middle of each envelope.
  • Stick the one on top of an other, like an accordion.
  • Add adhesive tape on the middle of the big rectangles of the cover same as I did.
  • Then stick the envelopes on the cover.

Step 9: Making the Tags ( Dimensions )


















To make the tags you will need:
  • Black card stock
  • Decorative paper
  • Embellishments

Step 10: Making the Tags ( Decorating Them )

























  • With a glue snail, stick the decorative paper on the black base.
  • You can also add embellishments on the decorative paper.
  • Print 6 pictures.
  • Using photo corners, stick the pictures on the other side of the tag.

Step 11: Finishing the Album

























  • Put the tags inside the envelopes.
  • Using glue dots, add a butterfly button on the ribbon strip.
That's it! You just learned how to make an accordion mini album :)

Step 12: More Project Videos!






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