I absolutely love this new Mini Interactive Album that I made recently! Every page contains all sorts of fun things to open, slide, pull, flip, or move. Made from cut and folded file folders and embellished with a variety of printed craft papers, washi tape, and rubber stamping, this booklet is as much fun to make as it is to explore.
If you’d like to make this book, join me for a fantastic series of mini-classes combined into two sessions: June 9th and June 16th from 6:30-8:30 pm at Shelley’s house in North Vancouver. Participants who attend both sessions will receive a total of 5 pages of illustrated, step-by-step instructions that walk you through every step of creating this AMAZING Mini Album and all its interactive contents! You’ll learn how to make the Mini Album itself from file folders assembled in such a way that each page has a built-in side or top pocket. Then, you’ll expand your Mini Album, by adding additional items, such as Pockets, Flaps, Carriers, Tags, two different kinds of envelopes, and two darling mini booklets. I will walk you through how to add three different kinds of pull indicators so people know where to pull out all the cool treasures you’ll have tucked inside your many pockets and hidden compartments. Your class kit will include instructions and file folders. You’ll provide your favourite pad of coordinating printed papers or cardstock (any size: 6×6″, 8×8″ or 12×12″), adhesives, scissors, paper trimmer, and embellishments.
In the first session (June 9th), we’ll create the Mini Album itself, and (time permitting) begin some of the interactive contents. In the second session (June 16th) we’ll create the two mini booklets, pockets, flaps, carriers, tags, and several different kinds of envelopes (some from scratch and some using the Envelope Punch from We R Memory Keepers). I will provide the tools needed to make a wide range of pull indicators for all of the interactive pieces, and a huge assortment of fibers (ribbons, yarns, lace, fabric scraps, and other trims) for you to choose from.
Whether you use your Mini Album as a gift or keep it for yourself, you’ll love how versatile this project is! You can use it as a mini scrapbook to honor a special person, celebrate a special milestone, or remember a special vacation. You can even use it as a recipe book, or an address and phone number book. Or you can use it as an art journal, as I have done with mine. The possibilities are endless!
The beauty of this 2-session class is that you’ll learn many transferrable skills that can be used in other paper crafting projects, whether you’re a scrap booker, card maker, art journalist, or mixed media artist. To register for this class, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.