Hello Everyone...Tammy Roberts here with you today. With Mother's Day just a couple days away, I wanted to whip up something special for my sweet Mother. I will warn you now, this is a bit lengthy post with lots of pictures so you can see each page.
If you have bought any of the Thinlits, you know that they come in the prettiest packaging EVER! I knew instantly I would be making a mini album out of them. You could put them in between a cover album or do just what I have done and use them as the covers (front and back).
Using the pocket page as your guide, punch two holes in the sides of the Thinlits packaging. I used the 3/4" Movers & Shapers Magnetic Punches die because using a hole punch was not strong enough to go thru both layers.
Cut two pieces of patterned paper to fit the inside the pocket page and adhere. Flip the pocket up...
and cut two square pieces of patterned paper to fit the front pockets, adhere. I then stitched around each page separately (see the photo below showing each page). Fold the page and punch your holes thru the patterned paper you just adhered. Repeat two more times for the other two pages.
Open the flap and adhere another banner lining it up with the front side banner so it looks like one piece and staple at the top on the front side.
Whew! Are you still with me? It is a long post but really easy to assemble. Now, you can tuck pictures in the pockets or any other memorable items. The tags would be awesome with some pictures attached to them too!
I hope you enjoyed the long but well worth it tutorial.
Ink: Ranger Archival Ink - Black
Surfaces: Beatriz Jennings; Background Paper, Claudine Hellmuth; Sticky Back Canvas
Embellishments: Rhinestones, Jute String, Felt, Wooden Hearts; Freckled Fawn, Vintage Buttons, Vintage Lace, Washi Tape, Tim Holtz; Chit Chat Stickers, Stamp Sentiments, Mini Paper Clip
Stamps: Papertrey Ink, Hero Arts, Tim Holtz
Tools: Tiny Stapler; Tim Holtz
Nothing says "I Love You" more than a handmade gift! Visit our die cutting project gallery at Sizzix.com for more Mother's Day project ideas that are sure to put a smile on your Mom's face this Mother's Day!