Natalya Isaeva

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Twine Binding Mini Album Tutorial  See details »

 
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  • 00:00: hi everyone I had quite a few comments on my little mini album and a lot of people asking how to make it so it's super simple and easy so I thought I would do a tutorial we're gonna have to bear with me you know I don't do many of these and I don't know how long it's going to be so I'm going to try and do it in one but um we'll see like basically the construction of it I'll do in one and then I'll do one on the decorating so really this all started with these little five by seven Scout
  • 00:32: cards that I got at Staples and all they are is um they're actually like a cardstock they're not super thin but they're not super thick and they're just scalloped five by seven cards and I just folded them in half and decided that I wanted to make a mini book for them so then I have a bag of just leftover pieces of chipboard so I always go to
  • 01:02: that first just see if I can use that so this one I actually found the two pieces for the front and back or already in there that size and they fit perfectly there is a bit of an overhang and it's probably a little bit much on this one but I still like it and then you just need a piece for your spine so I went through my my bag this morning and I decided to to use up some
  • 01:32: of my chipboard so I'm actually going to make a couple of other ones and I'm going to use Spellbinders for the insides so I only have I had three packages left of these so I'll have enough to make three of the bigger ones but I thought I would make some little mini ones just for fun so and to use up my little pieces of chipboard so there's another one that I'm going to make these ones there's two of these and they're they're just as long but they're not
  • 02:05: tall enough so I'll have to find a different Spellbinders for those and then also to show you if you don't have chip or because this is like a medium weight chip board I buy it in packages a 12 by 12 at my local scrapbook store and I actually use my last paid piece today so I'm gonna have to get some more but if you don't have chip board you can just use this is thinner but a still chip board this is the pieces from recollections from Michael's so it's in with the 12 by 12
  • 02:37: paper and they just shall sell it by the sheet so I pick it up one there three for a dollar or four for a dollar and I just get some and it's it's just a little bit thinner but for this size of book you don't really need a thick sit cover so I have a couple of those and then also the same thing you can just use the backing sheet from your 12 by 12 paper pads it is the same thickness as this chipboard so if you don't have any
  • 03:08: you can use that alright so um I'll just use these as an example to show you how I start out that's basically what I do is I get my covers I find a piece of paper that I want to use for my cover and then move this out of the way you just lay it out and you take your
  • 03:38: chipboard and you want to glue it down to the back of your patterned paper I am using all-purpose tacky glue this is a derice one that I got in the States that's fast bonding dry clearing good dries clear sorry can't talk I also sometimes use aleene's tacky glue to me
  • 04:09: I like to be able to move it around so basically what I would do is take my piece of chipboard glue around all the edges and I do put a little bit in the middle and then when I put it down on a piece of paper sorry I move it around a little bit so that you flatten the glue out and you also get it to grab so you want to leave at least half an
  • 04:40: inch on the edges to wrap around so I just do that and then I use my it's my rubber roller from stamping it's a speedball roller that I have it's from inking and stuff but I use it to flatten things out a lot too so basically I do this and push really hard to flatten the glue and to help you hear it and then I also once I'm done on that side I flip it over to this side because this is the
  • 05:11: side you're going to see and if you have big bunches of glue sticking out you're gonna see it so then I would do that on the other side also so basically that's what I do is I glue that down you go for your spine next and you do have to leave a gap in between and what they say is to use the width of your chipboard that you're using so I really just eyeball it though and leave a little gap it's going to hard to see up like this I've done it
  • 05:42: in the past where I butt them up together or I put them too close and then when you're folding it it cracks the paper it looks terrible and it's no fun getting that after you're done everything and seeing that happen so for the size that I used it was five and a half by four and a quarter so five and a half by four and a quarter is this piece here and this one is one and five-eighths by five and a half so one
  • 06:15: in five eighths by five and a half so that is enough to fit on twelve by twelve piece of paper with enough room to fold around your edges and then once I have it glued down I'll just put it on my paper trimmer and and slice it off so I just find it easier that way you can cut it first it's up to you whatever okay so I have one here that I've already glued down because I do like to leave it to dry in between layers also in between steps so
  • 06:47: this one you can see the little gaps that I've left in between are pretty much the thickness of my chipboard and then that for when it folds it's going to have a nice fold to it it's not going to crack the paper it's not going to pull it too tightly so that is the first step gluing it down so then you want to work on your corners which I'm never really good at I either cut them too far away cut them too close and you're just cutting off
  • 07:18: the corners of your paper and that way when you fold it you don't have like a big lump of paper there so really there's no master to it you just eyeball it cut off your corners and that's it so then you start folding so I actually use my table to work the paper and you just want to work it so that it folds nicely
  • 07:51: and then I take my bone folder to crease it and I also crease it along the edge too so basically just pushing it up so then on the other side same thing you're just working your paper nicely get it all creased before we glue it so that it's going to sit nicely do it for all four edges this one's a little bit harder you still want to make sure you
  • 08:21: get it straight I love this paper this is um Valentine's paper that I got lucky in love from my mind's eye it's one that I picked up at my home since all dem excited and there's matching stickers
  • 08:52: okay so once you have them folded you want to just do a little bit of a fold like hold your paper in place and fold where your spine is going to be because we need to cut out some more paper so and you want to be able to see where that line comes out and basically what you're going to do is take your scissors and you're going to cut a triangle out where your fold line is so it matches up with oops sorry not in the camera frame
  • 09:23: matches up with the with your little gap of paper there so you don't want to cut too close because you don't want it to rip down the edge but you do want some off there because when you start when you start adding in another layer because we're going to cover the inside of the book and bending for the spine you don't want all that extra paper in
  • 09:53: there so basically that's just going to do that for you and then you just go around one at a time gluing up these flats I usually keep my glue upside down but this one I haven't been you don't want to use too much boat you want to use enough that is going to hold it and I usually just squeeze it in and then I have a baby wipe over here just to to
  • 10:23: wipe my hands off and I usually wipe it on my jeans and then I everywhere again just go around make sure your corners are tight and see how my corner doesn't always cover the whole thing and you know what it's not I should cry and it's not terrible I don't think anyone's going to be looking at
  • 10:54: your corners and it didn't have a little quirk to it it's not handmade got a huge glare coming from my window today because it's snowing again you're gonna be in a deep freeze tomorrow so I get for living in a snow belt of Ontario I do use a lot of pressure with
  • 11:26: my hand to just um to make sure that everything is tightly glued on there you're still gonna have another layer on top of this to hold it all in place but I like to think if the first one is on there nice and tight then you won't have to worry about it and then on the inside I like to use cardstock oh you can use
  • 11:57: patterned paper it doesn't matter I just tend to use cardstock just because it's a little bit thicker and it gives a nice hold too much glue on our okay so all four edges are yeah all four
  • 12:34: sides are glued and then so that's that side of your book it's all nicely covered at this point this is where I added in my my strip of lace just to jazz up the cover so it wasn't so plain so I got these really nice wide laces at some just at my local thrift shop and they had a bag of laces and I really
  • 13:06: liked them so this one I picked the white one I already cut a piece just make sure you using the right side so basically what you want to do is lay it down and Center your cover there's no real rocket science to this it's just laying down the center it and I use this is fabric glue that I have from the dollar store and this is the part where
  • 13:37: I leave it to dry so basically I just put a nice little glob of glue along each side hazard of hanging it upside down and then fold them over and you don't really need to attach it anywhere else I do use some punches here just to hold it in place so this side I pull up
  • 14:07: just a tiny bit you don't want it too tight because you don't want it to pull your covers but I do a little bit and then that and then that's where I leave it to dry so what I'm going to do another one over here already I'm just going to move this one off to the side my punches on there so dry and this glue does dry pretty fast it's nice so then what I was saying is I
  • 14:42: take a piece of card stock I measure the inside edges so that it's going to come up pretty close I don't go right over I just go pretty much to the edge and then see here's my lace that i glued on before and this is the part where you want to be careful because you do not want to rip your you're inside spine I
  • 15:12: have ripped quite a few of them and usually I'll just take some washi tape and use that to keep it in place because I don't really want to make a new cover all over again so you just want to give it a little bit of a bend so you can see where your crease is going to be and then take your bone folder and just run it down and while you're pulling this side up use your bone folder to push it
  • 15:44: in because you want your paper to go in the crease and that's it that's your your one side so you want to do it to the other side also so get your crease in there first and just push it lightly as you're slowly bending it up and there's your book so that's it what I did was I left it overnight with just a punch saying here so that it works into
  • 16:17: that position it's really easy because that's it that's your cover and then what I did was I took some twine let's see what colors I can't use orange for this one that's got um a lot of different color flowers
  • 16:49: on that pattern paper so I'm going to use this Orange I bought my twine in the States as packet hands I think it's called crafts mm now we saw it there in the big rolls so I bought every single color alright so you want to leave a little bit hanging because you need it to tie your bow when you're done so
  • 17:20: you're basically just going to start at the top pinch it and hold it and you're just going to wrap it around and you want to wrap it around so that you have 10 strings on the inside of your your spine so just keep going it doesn't need to be close doesn't need to be far right now it doesn't really matter just make sure that you're not um overlapping you want them to be side-by-side sorry that is not focusing my camera doesn't like
  • 17:51: me right now sorry guys know what to do there let me just finish wrapping this around and we'll see what we can do okay so 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 ten I think yeah just going to move them down and that's the good thing about the
  • 18:28: spine is that you can use it for anything if you want to redo your pages take them out put new ones in it doesn't really matter yeah get myself all worked out here okay so I have my ten in the middle I'm going to come around to the back going to get myself another punch here these big Stampin Up punches are nice and good for
  • 19:00: holding stuff all right so hold that there I want to cut some extra so that I can tie another bow and I do like to use a crochet hook sorry thing in the camera alright so I'm going to
  • 19:30: cross them across each other and then I'm going to go underneath all of these pull this one you can get it under here over to the other side so I just want to pinch them in that
  • 20:00: and typo just sharpen my scissors or not so sharp lately so that is it the spine is done there
  • 20:32: just face in here for 10 pages and all you need to do take your folded piece of paper slide it underneath your first twine and pull it all the way through and that's it might have enough time here I do start at once I can go to the other
  • 21:14: just because it easier you don't want to get stuck in the middle and not be able to grab your pieces of twine eyes are going long you just use your fingernail
  • 21:51: to push them down you can push them close together push them further apart really just depends if you're going to be embellishing your pages if you need some space in between them and then just move them around to make
  • 22:57: sure they line up together and you get them where you want them I like how it lays like that - and there we go oh yeah and the last thing is the the binding welt to keep it together basically just take my crop-a-dile you want to eyeball two holes here and it's nihilus and then you can use any sort of
  • 23:49: stretchy lace or twine or elastic anything that's a little bit stretchy just to wrap it around and you just start at the back and go through so that you have a piece in here and then pull it around enough so that you know how how tight you want it this one's pretty loose but you never know what's going inside so you want to give some space so that it can pull it up and then I just
  • 24:20: tie a little bow with it and that's it alright thanks for watching leave a comment subscribe if you wish have a great day thanks bye