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I’m sharing with you how to use your Spellbinders Bracket border Dies to make a pocket in a mini album. This can be used in many other ways then just a beautiful border on your cards. I have a full process video showing this…if you’re interested, please click on the video below.
Spellbinders dies are three-in-one dies that allow you to cut, emboss and stencil perfect shapes every time. In today’s project, I’m using the Spellbinders A2 Bracket Borders One Dies to make pockets in my mini album. This is a A2 card creator die, which takes all the guesswork and measurement out of making a beautiful card every time. This particular die comes with seven pieces. Four of the dies cut an edge for you…the other three are decorative borders. Pairing them together gives you both a decorative, and beautiful edge.
Here is the die I’ve used in today’s mini album pocket. There are many Spellbinders dies to choose from. I will list them below.
Here are two different examples of how I have used this border die to make these beautiful pockets!
This is very simple to do. The first step I take is to cut down the paper to match the same size of my page in my mini album. In this case, my page measured 7″ across. This is for a horizontal pocket, like the example above. I wanted to mat the pocket first with black paper, secondly with patterned paper. Therefore I cut both my black and patterned paper to 7″. I do not worry too much about the height of my pocket…I will cut that down later. I then add a straight line across the top of my mat, to give myself a guide to align my die. I usually mark my line down about 1 1/2″ from the top, you can also eye-ball it.
Using my Tim Holtz Centering Ruler, I find the center of my page, which allows me to line my die to the middle.
After placing my die to match up straight across, using my lines as a guide, I use Washi Tape to hold it in place, as I run it through my Sizzix Big Shot Machine.
It will then cut through the middle of your mat, but not all the way to the end:
Then move your die to each end, and tape it down, cutting all the way to the edge:
This will then give you a perfect edge. Do the same with your patterned paper.
I have also adhered my patterned paper to my black mat and ran them both through at the same time to cut. It worked just as well!
Now to add your pocket to your album…simply adhere your patterned paper down using Angel Craft Tape, leaving a small black mat to show above your patterned paper. Then decide how tall you want your pocket to be, and trim accordingly. To adhere down your pocket, use wet adhesive, add it to the bottom and sides of your pocket.
I hope this gives you more ideas of how you can use your bracket border dies. Spellbinders offers so many border dies to choose from, which will give your mini album, card, scrapbook, or journal a unique and fun look.
Please check out the video for the step by step. Thanks so much for stopping by!
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A2 Bracket Borders One Dies: SKU:S5-181
A2 Bracket Borders Two Dies: SKU:S5-215
A2 Curved Borders One Dies: SKU:S5-180
A2 Scallop Borders One Dies: SKU:S5-182
A2 Scallop Borders Three Dies: SKU:S5-214
Curved Borders Two Dies: SKU:S5-201
Sizzix Big Shot Machine: SKU:660425
Angel Craft Tape: SKU:ACT1414
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