Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Happy Day Mini Album using Xyron & Simple Stories

Hi there,

Xyron has partnered with Simple Stories this month. I received a really cool and fun Simple Stories paper collection to play with called, Sunshine & Happiness.  The elements within the collection were so fun to create with.  
Today, I am sharing a sweet little mini album I created using the collection. This album came together very quickly. Take a peek at my tutorial below.


Corrugated Board (2): 4 ¼ x 6 ¼


Foam Brush


Paper Straws


Ball and Chain

Cinch/Binding Tool & Coils

Distressing Tool

Sanding Bar

3D Tape

Step 1: Distress 2 pieces of corrugated board and apply gesso using foam brush. Let dry.

Step 2: Trim patterned paper to 4 ¼ x 6 ¼, distress with sanding bar and run through the New Creative Station.

Step 3: Adhere the patterned papers to the backs of each gesso’d corrugated board and sand with sanding bar. Note: This will create the inside covers.

Step 4: Decide which papers and mats to add as pages of the mini album. Trim papers down to 4 X 6 and distress all patterned papers using a distressing tool.

Step 5: Using a binding tool, punch holes in pages and use coils to bind the album. Note: I added mats, and burlap inserts to give this Mini more fun and textural elements.


Step 6: Run Sunshine & Happiness patterned papers and die cuts through the New Creative Station and adhere to the front cover.
Step 7: Using the 3” Sticker Maker, apply adhesive to smaller Sunshine & Happiness die cuts and adhere to front cover.

Step 8: Continue building the front cover with stickers from the collection. Add paper straws.  Note: I used 3D tape to pop up some elements of the cover.

Step 9: Add bow, brad and die cut tags to the coils using a ball and chain.
Step 10. Continue embellishing the album as desired. Add patterned papers and stickers throughout the mini album.


Happy Day Mini Album by Karen Jiles Supplies Patterned Paper, Collection: Simple Stories;  Burlap Paper: DCWV, Pins: Maya Road; Adhesive: Xyron; Tools: Craft-Dee-BowZ, We R Memory Keepers; Other: Corrugate Board, Ribbon

The following are pics of a some of the pages within the Mini:


Thanks so much for visiting today...:)



KimCreate said...

Stumbled on to your blog and I'm in love with your albums! So cute, you do great work!

Karen Jiles said...

Thanks so much for the sweet comment and for stopping by!!