Friday, July 4, 2014

Bead Bound Mini

Hello Hello

Happy 4th of July

Hoping everyone in my part of the world has a safe and festive holiday! 
Ours is extra special this year, for my Grandma turns 80 tomorrow so we'll be having a huge celebration full of family, friends, fireworks, and tons of fun!
For today however I wanted to share with you another of my minis that I created for my Pirates Cheer Mini Series. We are down to two...I know...finally right?
So this style of mini I actually got off of YouTube from Laura @ FollowthePaperTrail and she calls this her beaded mini, sounded good to me so I kept with it but I did want to give her the credit for it is her idea.
As I have made all of the minis in this series I used medium weight chipboard for the covers of this as well. Using my black and white pattern paper stack I wrapped my covers, then I used white card stock for my 6 pocket pages but matted them with different pattern papers from the same stack to set them apart from the other mini books. For the tag pull out I used an orange card stock.
On several of the pages I used a Sizzix die called - Frame Back, Ornate #3 - that I cut out of glittered card stock, cut it in half and used them as photo tucks at the bottom of the page. Essentially this will help to keep everything in it's place. Of course the pull-out tags are a great place for ephemera pieces and/or journaling.
Now for the binding this is where the bead comes in, the book is bound with seam binding but in between each cover and each page there is a clear pony bead threaded in also to give the whole book some extra room to breathe for when you add in all those dimensional elements: flowers, brads, die-cuts and paper layers.
Also I have added in my own journal spots to give you a  particular place to write your thoughts out plus I have added in a couple of small bags to hold some smaller ephemera pieces so that they wouldn't get lost in the larger pockets.
So there you have it, I believe this is No. 7 in my styles for this series. How do you like my collection so far? Do you think that my book styles are a good choice and do you think that they go together for such a collection? I hope so, I really took it to heart to think it through and figure out what is not only do-able on my end over-and-over but also what I thought would appeal to a younger group of peeps and I have to say I am really happy with it. If you have any questions or suggestions please feel free to share with me and as always I thank you so much for stopping in to check things out.

!!!Here's to Our Independence!!!

just B

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