Hey, hey friends…Happy Friday to you all!! Today I am going to be sharing a tutorial, a little recycling…a whole lot of color & a summer mini book I hope you will love as much as me. Are you ready…? Here we go.
Supplies for the recycled book:
- a pile of old mailing envelopes
- a piece of a corrugated carton
- heavy red twine
- small hole punch
- Prepare your envelopes by opening them along the top, bottom & one of the sides.
- Pile together in six layers, use a clothes pin to keep the lined up.
- Cut a piece of carton: 15″ x 4,75″
- Score & fold at 6,75″ & 8,25″ to create the book spine.
- Punch three rows of little holes for binding purposes.
- Line up each pile of envelopes along a punched row of holes & hand stitch with backstitch, binding the inside pages to the cover.
- Once completed you should have three segments in your book.
- Decorate your cover & fill the pages with memories. (see below for the inside pages)
SUMMER mini book by Kim Watson
Let’s take a look at the inside pages….
I used a mixture of Making Waves: Ephemera, Journal cards, 6×6 mini paper pad, Buttons & Flair; using the pinked circle & machine stitching as a common theme throughout all the pages.
There is something to great about the natural texture of the torn envelopes & rough corrugated card that makes this album extra special. I made sure to include a whole lot of extra pages in this album because I am really looking forward to filling them as I get more summer photos printed.
Thank you so much for stopping by…I hope you have found this tutorial helpful. If you are driving this beautiful almost-summer weekend, be safe & remember to capture those memories as they happen. Happy weekend to you!!