Hello! Susie Bentz here today and I am happy to be joining you on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog! The project I am sharing is a quick and easy mini album created with Eileen Hull’s Notebook die from Sizzix and the All Hallows Eve collection from Photo Play Paper Company.
Sizzix Scoreboards L Die – Notebook
Sizzix Scoreboards L Die – House Ornament
Sizzix Little Sizzles Mat Board, 6”x13”
Photo Play Paper Company – All Hallows Eve Collection
Therm O Web – Eileen Hull Easy Cut Adhesive sheets, 6”x12”
Therm O Web – Eileen Hull Red Liner Tape, ¼”
Clearsnap ColorBox Blends by Eileen Hull – Flagstone, Ebony
Start by covering both sides of a piece of mat board with Therm O Web double-sided adhesive. Remove the liner and adhere the paper on both sides before sending it through the Big Shot. As with all of Eileen’s Scoreboard dies, you position the right side of the mat board facing the die. In this case, I wanted the orange and cream dot on the outside of the notebook so that was placed facing the die. This notebook cuts and scores in one pass! I wanted to add a small house to the front of the Notebook so I reached for Eileen’s House Ornament Die. I cut a scrap of mat board so I could get the traditional gabled shape of the house and used a craft knife to trim off the extra bits. I colored the house with Flagstone ink and edged it with Ebony to give it a bit of depth. Then I played a bit with the cardstock stickers from the All Hallows Eve collection, building a little scene on the front and adding a sleeping kitten on the back! One of the reasons this particular mini album is so fast is that you can use hair elastics to hold in the signatures – no need to punch holes or sew anything in! I picked up a pack at the local dollar store and added 4 to the notebook spine. So many paper collections come with a sheet featuring 3”x4” and 4”x6” cards. These are a great timesaver! Cut the smaller ones out in pairs and fold them in half – they make cute little inserts for the signatures when you mix them in with coordinating papers! Here’s the mini-album with the signatures… …and here’s a peek inside the finished album. I haven’t added any photos yet as I have to wait for this year’s round of Halloween parties!
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today!
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