Karen N here! Super excited to be sharing with you a mini album that I made using the fun Sizzix Bigz XL Pocket & Mini Album die and some of the fabulous Graphic 45 paper from the Time to Flourish collection!
Please watch my video that shows you exactly how to put this mini together:
I love the Graphic 45 Time to Flourish collection. There are patterns for each time of the year, fabulous year-round results. I decided to make a Birthday-Reminder mini. There is one pocket for each two months. In each of the envelopes is a white-cardstock tag (cut with my Big Shot using the Sizzix Bigz L Tickets & Tags Die). On the tag, I’ll write down all those special birthdays, so I don’t forget them!
The Sizzix Bigz XL Pocket & Mini Album die says that you have to have the extended cutting pads to use this die, and if you need to cut the whole thing at once, you do. Since I had to cut several of the pockets and a couple of the covers, I just used my regular cutting pads (even though I have the extended ones) because it was easier. I used the Graphic 45 Time to Flourish 8×8 paper pad to cut six of the envelopes. I then used 1/2″ Angel Craft Tape to adhere the two tabs on the envelopes. There’s two on one side and one on the other. The two I adhered were the ones on the same side. (Easier to understand by watching the video!) I left the third tab alone for now.
Once all of the envelopes were put together, I added Angel Craft tape to the third tab, folded it over and stuck them all together. I added some ribbon and tags from the Graphic 45 Time to Flourish Journaling Chipboard. Because I didn’t want to add anymore bulk to the envelopes, I covered the hole with a flower from Graphic 45 Time to Flourish Flowers (rather than tying a bow).
I cut two of the cover pieces from the Sizzix Bigz XL Pocket & Mini Album die and stuck them together to make the cover. I covered the cover with paper from the Graphic 45 Time to Flourish 8×8 paper pad. The die cuts the flap and edges perfectly, and the larger spots are 3″ x 4″. To finish the album, I added some Beacon 3N1 glue (a good non-finger-burning substitute for hot glue) to the ends of the pockets and stuck it in the cover. I added another flower to the flap and close it with some velcro.
Here’s what my fun mini looks like with the flap closed:
And here’s a few of it open:
And lastly, a few of one of the pages:
Supplies from Cut@Home:
Sizzix Bigz XL Pocket & Mini Album die – SKU 659902
Graphic 45 Time to Flourish 8×8 paper pad – SKU 4501054
1/2″ Angel Craft Tape – SKU ACT1412
Graphic 45 Time to Flourish Journaling Chipboard – SKU 4501060
Graphic 45 Time to Flourish Flowers – SKU 4501057
Sizzix Bigz L Tickets & Tags Die – SKU 659996
Big Shot – SKU 657900
Supplies from my stash:
3 Girl JAM ribbon
Beacon 3N1 glue
Thank you SO much for stopping by today!