Over the weekend I explored binding mini scrapbooks. I recently purchased a Cropadile, and wanted to experiment with it. I also used the Making Memories kit I purchased about 12 years ago. This kit has everything for adding eyelets,, brads, and sewing to your pages. The only thing with creating holes with the punch, in this Making memory Kit, is I have to go out to garage because it is so loud to punch the holes. For the covers in all of these mini books I used lovely ladies from Vintage dress patterns.
Mini Scrapbook One : Lets’ Travel~ Binding with loose leaf binding rings has been my standard way to bind mini books. It’s an easy way to add additional pages that might be needed or rearrange pages if necessary. I also loke adding ribbons to the rings.
Mini Scrapbbook Two:A Key to the Rose Garden~ I binded this one with holes and twine. I picked my papers that I wanted to use, cut them in the size needed, folded in half and Punched holes down the seam. Used the large needle from the Memory Making Kit and worked the twine through the holes. Tied and added a key charm. For the closure used an eyelet on both pages, ran twine through to eyelets and tied.
Mini Scrapbook Three: Hello Lovely Yellow~ Used the same binding concept as above, but ran ribbon through the holes while the book was opened and tied on the outside. Used an eyelet, a round punched piece of paper and twine to create the closure.
Mini Scrapbook Four: Modvalous~ Binded this mini scrapbook by sewing the pages together right down the middle of the book seam. Inspired by this idea from the Day Notebooks by Amy Tangerine. I love sewing on paper, it has become one of my favorite things to do. I did have to change my needle to a more durable stronger needle for the binding.
Mini Scrapbook Five: With Love~ Used my Bind-It-All Machine. Me and the Bind It All have a LOVE/ HATE relationship. I love the final look, it looks complete and professional…BUT I’m having a few issues getting the thing to do what I want to to do as far as lining the papers right. I do suffer from mind blocks when it comes to understanding instructions sometimes. So I will continue to learn as I go on this one.
Hope this inspires you to create a mini scrapbook today, These little books are easy to put together to fill with pictures, journaling, ephemera, receipts, business cards….possibilities are endless.
Hoot! Hoot!, Rebecca