26.10.18

DIY Mini Book with Acetate Pockets Tutorial

DIY Mini Book 
Hi friends...I just love Crealies dies as their designs are always so fun and clever. The new release from Crealies has a gorgeous huge die set to make a "cutting/ bread board". And for my DT post for Crealies I made a  Mini Book/Album in the shape of a "cutting board". It is 8 inches tall and 4 ¼ inch wide.
Mini Book Tutorial 
I went with a shabby chic style and used gorgeous papers from Lemoncraft on the base and added pink handmade foamiran flowers, cute pink paper straws, clear dew drops and cute pearl hearts . Here is the Tutorial to make the cute foamiran roses : Foamiran Rose Tutorial 
Handmade foamiran flowers
This particular book has 5 sturdy pages bound together with satin ribbon. Each page has pockets made out of acetate and you can slip in little "to do lists" , recipes, shopping lists etc.
Mini Book with Pockets
The chopping board pieces were made with the Crealies Cardzz No .11 die set . The strip with the holes was made with the new Crealies Only Inside 104 die .
DIY Mini Book 
The diecut has a score line between the tab and the holes and this is very useful to line and stick it to any page and make a mini book out of it! I used a simple ribbon in this project...you can alternately use twine, paper ropes or even metal rings.
DIY Mini Book with Acetate Pockets
Here is how you can make the clear " see through" pockets on each page:
The basic idea is to cut 2 frames from cardstock to sandwich a piece of acetate.The cardstock frame helps give a good adhesion of the acetate pocket to the mini book page.
DIY Mini Book Pocket Tutorial 
Tape  2 nesting dies together to cut 2 frames from cardstock[You can hand-cut or use any  any nesting die you have]. 
Use the outer die to cut a  piece of acetate .
Trim the acetate and the cardstock pieces to the size you want. In this project ,I trimmed the acetate sheets and their cardstock frames to 3.5 inches length.
Acetate Pocket Tutorial 
Sandwich the acetate in between the 2 cardstock frames. 
Acetate Pocket Tutorial 
Be very sparing with the glue and go slow taking care not to smear extra glue onto the acetate sheet.
Acetate Pocket Tutorial 
Once you have glues both the frames...wipe off any glue which inadvertently smeared onto the acetate sheet.
Acetate Pocket Tutorial 
Add a finishing touch to your pocket using a bit of ribbon or lace.
Acetate Pocket Tutorial 
Now your pockets are ready to be added to your mini album pages. If you want a roomier pocket use a foam frame or a double cardstock frame under the acetate sheet.
DIY Mini Book with Acetate Pockets
Take care not to use too much glue as you stick on your pockets as now any smearing inside your clear pockets will be very tricky to clean!
DIY Mini Book with Acetate Pockets
This particular Mini Book has 5 pages but because of the technique used in its construction you can easily add more pages later on too. You just have to  remove the ribbon holding the pages and thread it through again after adding extra pages.
Mini Book with Acetate Pockets
I hope you like this idea using the Bread Board/Cutting Board die and the Mini book making Crealies Only Inside 104 die.
Mini Book with Acetate Pockets

Supplies : Dies :  Crealies Dies - all linked to Crealies Website[ based in Netherlands and they ship worldwide.If you need any help you can contact the owner Annelies by emailing or filling in the contact form in the website :Cardzz No .11,Only Inside No.104,Partz No.32,Duo Dies no.39,Duo Dies no.41,Set of 3 no.41,Duo Dies no.44,Set of 3 no.44,Set of 3 no.51

Foamiran, Flower making supplies, ribbon, dew drops,glitters, Lemoncraft papers etc from Crafters Corner
Papers :Lemoncraft Neverending Summer,Papericious Vintage Rosewood

17 comments:

  1. Ooh, WOW! Gorgeous Sonia!!! So much detail.. your flowers look so real and I love the fabulous papers... This is such a stunning Mini book! Thank you for sharing the details in depth with your tutorial!! Love it!

    Theresa

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  2. It's very beautiful,loved the shabby chic look ! It can be used as a receipe book too :).I didn't know we can use Fevicol A+ for acetate ,I always avoided using acetate as its tricky to glue with double sided tape.

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  3. What a fabulous idea for a mini book! Fantastic tutorial as always. Lovely papers and absolutely gorgeous roses. Love the see through pockets. Wonderful! Debra x

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  4. You make fantastic tutorials Sonia and this one is great. I love the little album that you've made and the wonderful acetate pockets too.

    Sue xx

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  5. This is just absolutely STUNNING! I love love love it!

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  6. Wow! This is amazing! Love the idea of the cutting board shape for this little binder. It would make a lovely recipe card holder for a special friend. Those flowers look like they are made of candy! Thanks for the gorgeous inspiration.

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  7. Another gorgeous creation!
    Have a great day!
    Marilyn❤

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  8. Oh my gosh, stunning!! Wow!! I love the beautiful shabby chic cover!! The acetate pockets are so clever!! What a gorgeous project this is!! I love, love it!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  9. This is gorgeous Sonia, pretty papers and beautifully embellished.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
    x

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  10. Wow! Fabulous work!! So unique!

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  11. Wow, this is a stunning mini bread board album Sonia! I love the beautiful papers you chose and I love those clean pockets. Perfect for letting those beautiful papers shine. You always find the best dies! Hugs, Brenda

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  12. I will try this at home :)

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  13. Wow!!! This is amazing and so creative!!! Love so much the shape and the idea of the acetate! Wonderful foamiran roses! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  14. This is so precious and pretty. I love your roses and the ribbon enclosure. Your acetate pockets are very clever. This would make a lovely little recipe book for someone.

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  15. this is so very beautiful !

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  16. super creation ! love the concept and the execution <3

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  17. Wow!!!!!!!!!!! This book is UNIQUE!!!!!!!! Simply AMAZING, Sonia. Great and fun project. I will give it a try. Hugs, my friend.

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