Hi everybody - it's Anna-Maria here. In my February gallery you had an opportunity to find a special, really tiny mini-album made with Project Life cards. Because I received some lovely comments and a lot of questions about how I made it, I decided to make another for my Neverland gallery and prepare a simple tutorial.
So let's get started. We will need some cards from the 'Neverland' PL kit, some other goodies from this month's kits and add-ons, Studio Calico stickers and die-cuts from the latest collections, a few pictures (the longer edge is 10cm long (approx. 4in); a corner rounded, white cardstock and a needle with a thread.
First step is to choose your photos and PL cards and cut a few rectangles from white cardstock. (8x4cm - or approx 3x1.5in will be enough).
Next we have to decide how to arrange the pages and put them all together. The construction is: first photo (the back side) + piece of white cardstock + the second photo and on the other side (as a second page) a PL card.
Now we have to stick these layers together like I show you on the next picture. You have to leave little space (about 2mm) in the middle - because we will fill our album using embellishments or other things and we will need this 'free' area.
On the back of this PL card we can stick another PL card or the third photo. Nect, we will have to repeat the same steps with the second part of the album. Remember you can also stick two PL cards together and then glue two photos photos. It depends on the look you want. I decided to leave two PL cards for the inner sides of the cover.
Now - the cover. I choose a special, bigger PL card to create the cover. We have to fold it, like I show in the picture.
In the next step we will put the album toghetertogether using a needle with a thread. We just sew the cover with the pages. Start from the cover...
... then in the middle of first part of the mini...
... next to the second part of the album, and back to the cover. You can repeat these sewing steps once again if you are not sure is it enough to keep the cards together.
When you come back to the cover, just tie a little knot. You can leave the rest of thread or you can cut it, or you can cover the sewing using a piece of masking or washi tape.
When all of our pages are together we can start filling all the insert cards using stickers, die-cuts, wood veneers, stamps and other lovely things.
This is my tiny PL album, below you can find a list of all the supplies I used here.
(Supplies: 'Neverland' Project Life kit, stamp set from 'Lost Boys' March add-on, stamp set from 'Hook' March add-on and stamps set from the Main 'Neverland' Scrapbook Kit. I also added: Chevron Wood Veneer, Punctuation Wood Veneer and 12x12 Sticker Sheet from Snippets collection and Sundrifter Die Cut Shapes, Mister Huey's mists)
I hope you find this tutorial as a good idea to use your Project Life cards. You can create a sweet album for your kid, lovely present for a friend (as I did) or you can put this mini into a PL spread if you want. For example if you want to include more photos - I think it can be a good idea for you, PL lovers :)