Hi everyone! I'm super excited to share a mini album I created for The Robin's Nest design team call that I am trying out for again. When you finish checking out my blog post stop by the Robin's Nest online store and see what is new in the store and be sure to check out their blog, Chattering Robin's to check the rest of the design team projects too.
I found on You Tube a tutorial by Simplyshimmeryscraps for this adorable coffee cup sleeve mini that I getting ready to share with you. I have included the link for her directions here. I figure this would be easier than trying to write out a VERY lengthy set of directions. :-)
You can pick up coffee sleeves at almost any place that serves coffee. The ones I used to create this little mini came from Panera Beard they are slightly bigger than the ones that you can get at Starbucks.
I used the Special Girl cardstock and embellishments that brand spanking new from The Robin's Nest. The collection is SO girly and cute!!!
Here is a list of supplies I used:
Special Girl Pink Roses on Green Cardstock
Special Girl Brilliant Pink Swirl
Special Girl Special Delivery Cardstock
Special Girl Baby Girl Stickers
Special Girl Little Friends Baby Girls
Special Girl Special Girl Embellies
Lovebug Creations Sunflower Seam Binding
Four Coffee Sleeves
Scraps of scrapbook paper, leftover stickers, embellishments
First off you will need to trace around the coffee sleeve with your choice of cardstock doing both sides for all four sleeves. Also I inked the edges of all the coffee sleeves. Cut out card stock and adhere to each side of the sleeves.
Cut a piece of cardstock to 6 7/8x 4 inches for the binding hinges. Each end of the cardstock score 1 inch and then score 3/8 inches till you get to where you scored the 1 inch end.
Fold and adhere each "hinge" in the center. Your binding should look something like this below.
Next use a liquid glue to adhere each sleeve to each hinge.
This is how your pages should look after placed and glued on the binding hinge.
Next you need to cut two 2 3/4 x 5 inches for the front and back and the spine cut a 2 x 5 inches of chip board for your mini. Also please watch the video from Simplyshimmeryscraps which will go into detail directions on how to adhere the hinge to the covers and spine. I did take photos of how to do that but as far as explaining it in writing I think it would be better to watch the video...lol
Below is the finished cover of my mini.
I punched holes in the spine, added eyelets, chain, lace, ribbon, fiber and charms.
Below is the rest of the photos of the inside of the mini.
I also added inserts to the sleeves. For those I actually made a a pattern of the sleeve and then cut it a little bit smaller.
The Special Girl Baby Girl Stickers where a little bit too big so I cut them down some so they would fit on the pages. I added Dew Drops to give them a little extra zing. :-)
Thanks so much for stopping by!!! I hope this inspires you to create a mini album for yourself. Remember enjoy creating!!!