In this Shaker Pocket Tutorial, I’ll show you how you can easily create shaker pockets using dies from Spellbinders. I’ll also show you how you can DIY your very own snail mail flip book with just one sheet of 12×12 card-stock! No washi tape needed!
I had a ton of fun creating these shaker pockets and the best part was NO FUSE TOOL needed! Yes! If you don’t own a fuse tool, you can easily make these using your dies from Spellbinders! I hope you enjoy my tutorial. Thank you for watching, and let me know what else you’d like to see me create, in the comments section below. Until next time! Ciao!
If you haven’t noticed, lately I’ve been into Mini Albums. Well, actually mini albums were my first love in paper crafting; and I did mention early in the year that I would try to get back into making these beautiful works of art, as time permitted. I’m so glad I did! Memory keeping is special to me, as I’m sure it’s special to you too. I have tons of pictures, stored in shoe boxes, from when my kids were babies; and I’m on a mission to making Mini Albums so that I can leave behind “the story of us”.
This particular Envelope Pocket Mini Album measures 5 1/2 x 3 1/2 and it holds 6 pocket pages. Each one of the pocket pages includes a photo mat. And yes, the die for the photo mat is included in the Tammy Tutterow Spellbinders Paper Bag Envelope die set! I used my Cinch for the binding, made a chunky charm, with items from my stash, to clip on the spiral binding. I die-cut two large corners with Spellbinders Die D-Lites Garden Weave die, to adorn the top corner on the front, and the bottom corner on the back; and I used Ribbons, Lace, and Bling from Spellbinders A Gilded Life.
In this Paper Bag Mini Album Tutorial I’ll be sharing how I used 12 paper sacks, and 3 pieces of chipboard to make a TWELVE PAGE Paper Bag Mini Album cover to cover!
The video tutorial is kind of lengthy. It took me several days and lots of hours to film; but I have edited this tutorial the best I could. I recommend that you bookmark this page, or better yet, subscribe to my YouTube channel and add my video to your personal playlist, for future reference.
List of Items for this Project
The following is a list of materials that I used in the making of this Paper Bag Mini Album Tutorial. I will include links to these materials, when I can.
Summer Party Themes and Ideas Using Dies from Spellbinders
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Summer Party Themes and Ideas – Summer is in full swing and I have some amazing, fun and super easy Summer Party Ideas, using dies from Spellbinders!
Whether you’re planning a barbecue, a block party, a birthday party or even a backyard summer wedding, I have some great tips and easy DIY’s that won’t break the bank! When you have the Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting & Embossing Machine, a handful of fun, decorative papers, and your collection of dies from Spellbinders, you don’t need to spend a fortune at your local party decor store!
From invitations to thank you cards, Spellbinders has a wide array of dies you can use for every occasion and event.
Add some pizazz to your Summer Party tablescape with these cute parting treat boxes.
Create a 12×12 layout to present your Summer Party Theme. The beauty of having a Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting and Embossing Machine, along with dies from Spellbinders is that you don’t have to have years of crafting experience to use them! You can get your party to look like you hired a party planner or decorator when you use products from Spellbinders!
How about having the best dressed drinking straws on the block? These straws were super easy to DIY! Just use one of the many frame dies that Spellbinders carries, along with their sentiments die befitting the occasion and voila! Instant conversation piece!
Summer parties and barbecues are a great opportunity to break from the routine and the monotony of every day life. It is a chance to bring friends and loved ones together and enjoy each other’s company. Summer time festivities are also an opportunity for kids to meet and make new friends and practice their social skills in a nourishing and fun environment. Make these fun and pretty rosette wands for the kids! They will love you for it!
So what do you think of my Summer Party Themes and Ideas? I hope you are inspired to make your own decorations. It was a heck of a lot of fun…. and oh… sooooo…. easy!
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Spellbinders Products I used for this Summer Party Theme and Ideas Post
Shabby Chic Paper Bag Mini Album Using Spellbinders Dies and Trims
This Shabby Chic Paper Bag Mini Album was a cinch to make! I used 10 black paper bags, chipboard for the spine, glue to glue down the outside gusset and the pocket folds, double sided tape to adhere the inside gusset to the binding system, several dies from Spellbinders and Trims and Bling from Spellbinders. I also used papers and other embellishment pieces from my stash.
Paper Bag Mini Album Ten Page Binding System
This Shabby Chic Paper Bag Mini Album measures 7 x 4 3/4 x 2 1/2. How I wound up with a two and a half inch spine is the following: I knew I wanted to make a ten page mini album, so I used the Hidden Hinge Binding System, with my own variation.
I simply took an entire piece of 12×12 card-stock, cut it in half, and began scoring at the half inch mark. The scoring process I used is: half inch, half inch, a quarter inch, half inch, half inch, a quarter inch. I do this all the way to the end of the paper. The very last score mark will leave you with a gusset that’s a bit smaller than a half an inch; but it still works. You then do the folds in peaks and valleys. The half inch score lines make the peaks, and the quarter inch score marks are the valleys. You then use STRONG double sided tape to adhere the inside of your peaks. What was once a 12 inch wide piece of card-stock, is now about 2 and a half inches!
Once you’ve done this you will use double sided tape all through the back of your binding system to adhere it to the spine. If you are more of a visual learner, and would like me to make a video tutorial on this ten page Shabby Chic Paper Bag Mini Album, let me know in the comments section below.
How I Made the Front and Back Covers
Once you have adhered your binding system to your chipboard spine, it is time to adhere the pages (paper bags). Tip: It is always a good idea to adhere your papers or card-stock to your paper bags before you adhere the bags to the binding system. However, refrain from decorating them at this time.
I began with my back cover. To adhere your back cover, you will use strong double sided tape. You must be precise at placing your first “page” down. This back cover will be your guide. Tip: You don’t necessarily have to slip your page all the way in the gusset. By leaving a little bit of room, it will be easier to turn the pages once it’s complete.
You will do this for the remainder of the pages, always matching placement to the last page you adhered, until you get to the last page. Now that you have the front and the back covers to your Shabby Chic Paper Bag Mini Album, it is time to decorate. Suggestion: Decorate or embellish your inner pages before you do the covers.
Beautiful Mini Album Tags Using Dies from Spellbinders
It was fairly simple to create these elegant Mini Album Tags. I decided to cut my tags using the Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace Cascading Grace Pockets. These mini album tags sit inside the top paper bag pockets and peek through to adorn the mini album beautifully! You can glue a singular flat-back pearl on top for that additional touch of elegance!
So much detail went into the making of this stunning Shabby Chic Paper Bag Mini Album. I encourage you to watch the video for the album flip-through. I absolutely LOVE making these! And with dies, trims and bling from Spellbinders, I know my next mini album will be just as beautiful!
Full List of Spellbinders Dies and Embellishments Used