Xyron has partnered with Simple Stories this month to show and share how well the products of both companies compliment each other. I received a beautiful Simple Stories paper collection to play with called, Summer Vibes. The patterns within the collection are so yummy and fun to create with. Today, I am sharing a sweet little mini album I created using the collection. I love how this album came together. It’s absolutely perfect for this summer.
Take a peek at my tutorial below.
Xyron: New Creative Station, 3” Sticker Maker
Corrugated Board (4): 6 x 6
Cinch/Binding Tool & Coils
Step 1: Distress 2 pieces of corrugated board and apply gesso using foam brush. Let dry.
Step 2: Trim patterned paper to 4 ½ x 6 and 4 x 6, distress with distressing tool and run through the New Creative Station.
Step 3: Adhere the layers together and then adhere to 1 gesso’d corrugated board. Note: This will create the front cover.
Step 4: Trim patterned papers to 6 X 6 and run through the New Creative Station and adhere to back of front cover. Repeat step for back cover.
Step 5: Decide which papers and mats to add to additional pages of the mini album to create the base of the album. Trim papers down to 6 X 6 and distress all patterned papers using a distressing tool.
Step 6: Using a binding tool, punch holes in pages and use coils to bind the album. Note: I added mats, additional corrugated board, and printed transparencies as pages to give this mini more fun and textural elements. For insert that are odd sized, use a binding to clip to keep them straight as you punch holes.
Step 7: Using the 3” Sticker Maker, apply adhesive to smaller Summer Vibes die cuts and adhere to front cover.
Step 8: Run Summer Vibes die cuts through the New Creative Station and adhere to the front cover.
Step 9: Continue building the front cover with stickers from the collection. Note: I used 3D tape to pop up some elements of the cover. Add patterned papers and stickers throughout the mini album.
Step 10: Add ribbons and charms to the coils. Continue embellishing the album as desired.