I am so behind on all of my TV shows (thank goodness for DVR) and on watching the latest movies. One of the best things I have started doing is working on projects while watching TV, within the confines of the time limit set by the show. Last night as DH and I watched a movie, I created an 18 page 4×4 mini book!
I have had an 8×8 pad of October Afternoon travel themed paper and stickers in my crop bag for well over a month. I knew it would be perfect for a fun travel themed mini! According to a poll, in which DH was the only participant, 4×4 is a great, “cute” size for a mini book. I laugh at how much my hubby knows about crafting. He could totally teach a class after listening to all of my blather all these years!
So, back to the project at hand.
Next randomly glue the 4×4 papers to each side of the chipboard pages. I usually put the same paper on front and back and the leave the middle to a random mish mash of patterns. Not too much thought is involved here–if you think about it too much, you can't watch the movie at the same time!
Punch all of the pages in the Bind It All. 4×4 is also a great size because you can set the BIA to “C”, punch each page once, and it goes super quick. Ignore that my Bind It All is missing the knob–my son stole it!!! It still works just fine though :)
After all of the pages are punched, apply paint to a foam brush.
Squirt out just a little paint onto the brush and use the top of the paint bottle to work the paint into the brush. You don't want to apply a blob of paint to the brush and then put that on your book–it will look like a blob! Lightly brush the edges of the pages with the paint to cover the brown chipboard.
Bind all of the pages together. Even though this book is small, I used 1.25″ O-Wire because the book is thick and I wanted room for bulky embellishments.
I used a combination of chipboard stickers, twine, and embellishments I made using my Epiphany Crafts Shape Studios!
I had lots of paper leftover on the pad I used so I used the Epiphany Crafts Shape Studios for Square, Scallop Circle, and Star (all new) to make embellies for the pages.
I made two Square Charms and adhered them to an Epiphany Crafts Charm Setting and hung it from the O-Wire with jump rings. This Charm Setting is double-sided which I LOVE!!!
And here is the back of the charm: