If you're like me, you've got old used sheet protectors sitting around. They are either still in your books, looking all scratchy, or you've replace them with new ones but something in you does not want to throw them away. Here's something to DO with them!!
This technique involves machine sewing but you can do this by hand as well.
Here's what you need:
- Scrap paper
- Paper Punch or diecut machine
- Old sheet protector
- Bind It All
- Sewing Machine or needle, thread, and paper piercer
1. Punch shapes from scrap paper. I used Prima's new Indeed and Paradise City Lines to create a mini book. I punched butterflies from the scraps. You'll want to use a double sided paper since the shapes will be visible from both sides. If your paper is not double sided, use a symmetrical shape (like butterflies) and glue two back to back to make a double sided shape.
2. Trim a sheet protector to size–mine is 7.5 x 5 to fit in a Zutter Cover-All but you can pretty much do any size page up to 12×12.
3. Lay a punched shape (butterfly in this case) in one corner. Sew a vertically line and one horizontal line across the whole sheet protector to box in this shape. This will start a gird for you to place the other butterflies in.
4. Continue filling the grid boxes and sewing vertical and horizontal lines to close off the boxes.
6. Punch with the Bind It All and use a as page in your newest mini book! This page is actually one of the pages in my “Delightful Daydream” Prima Endorsed Mini Book Class on September 13 at Collective Journey in Redlands, CA.