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    Are you having fun? I hope so!!!!

    For this challenge, I ask you to create a mini album. The choice of size and shape is all yours.
    It must at least contain 3 flowers – a metal piece – lace or twine and some Pearls, these can be liquid Pearls too.

    For inspiration, I created a Spinning Mini Album with a step by step tutorial.
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    For my Spinning Mini Album you will need:
    2x 3 inch circles – these can be wood or stacked cardboard plain carstock – any color you wish and what compliments the papers you are going to use.
    1 sheet of craft cardstock
    background stamp – I used a script one
    Permanent stamping ink
    needle and sturdy thread
    liquid glue AND hot glue
    10 notecards, or you can cut them from PP
    embellishments
    Optional: sewing machine.

    So here's how I made mine:
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    I started out with 2, 3 inch circles. Mine are wood, (from an old stroller) but you could stack a few cardboard circles as well. Punch or drill a cirle out the center. For the standard, I cut a piece of black cardstock at 5.1/2 x 9 inch. I rolled it firmly and glued the end.

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    Then I hot glued the standard in 1 of the circles, this will be my foot. On the other circle I glued a metal ring and a wood bead.

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    This will be the base of your standard. The top can be taken off.

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    For the mini itself: I took the Prima Stationary notecards, fold them in half and inked the edges.

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    I then opened each notecard and gave them a machine stitching in the middle, on both sides of the fold line.

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    I used a different stich on each.

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    Then for the binding of the mini: I cut 2 craft colored pieces of cardstock at 3.6 x 12 inch. I randomly stamped them with a background stamp using Archival ink. (any permanent ink will do)

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    I made acordion folds, as you can see in the picture

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    And glued the 2, 12 inch pieces of cardstock together.

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    And cut it to size, since I want to use 10 notecards, and glued the other ends, till I had now formed a circle.

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    I made little holes at both sides of the down fold. Top and bottom, like in the picture.

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    Then from the inside out, Using needle and thread, I stitched through every hole. Like in the picture Bottom and top, but didn't tie it up just yet.

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    Then I made marks, about 1/4 of an inch on each peek fold

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    And I started gluing my notecards on. I opened a notecard and added glue to the inside (not at the top) and glued it to the acordion peek fold.

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    Then I added glue to the bottom side and the right side as well

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    And I closed my notecard. I had now created a pocket-page.

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    The next notecard was lined up, with the previous page. As you can see it already has glue on it

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    And I pushed the next peek fold onto my notecard. Hold it for a minute and add glue to the bottom and other side of the notecard…….

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    And closed it up! Continue doing so, till you have added all your pocket-pages.

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    Okay, forget the Perlen-Pen, just use a pencil (this will work much better) But now it is time to tie the threads. Make sure you double knot them.

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    Slide your mini album over your standard and you are ready to embellish and load it with pictures – tags – envelopes – etc etc.

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    This is the top vieuw undecorated.

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    And here's my spinning mini album.

    And here are some detail pics as it is now. Still not finished, but you'll get the idea.
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    and the pages:
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    These tags can be fold down, and has room for more joualing or pictures.

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    and the last ones:
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    As you can see I still have a lot to decorate, but that is the fun part of a mini. So many room for stories behind the pictures.

    So ladies….. Show us YOUR Mini's!!!!!!!

    #237802

    Gorgeous mini album, Paulien! So creative! Thanks for sharing the step by step directions!

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    Krissy
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      I am absolutely blown away!!! I have an old antique spool….hmmmmm….brain is tuing….

      I'm definitely doing a spinning mini though Paulien. This is AMAZING girl!

      "Some cars look like they're going fast when they're standing still. The Camaro looks like it's going to beat you unconscious, put you in a silly hat, invite a couple of other Camaros over to take photos of you, then e-mail them to all your friends and co-workers. Call me crazy, but I like that in a car."

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        Paulien, this is soooooo amazing! You are so out-of-the-box creative!

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        Krissy
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          I agree with Rae! This looks like so much fun, already getting ideas for this challenge!

          #237798

          ok, this looks AMAZING!!!!! I really, REALLY wish I could play along! I'll be pinning this tutorial so that i can try it when my little guy gives me a break to myself!

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            WOW what an ultra cool mini!! So creative, love it! Cant wait to see some more of these!

            "Some cars look like they're going fast when they're standing still. The Camaro looks like it's going to beat you unconscious, put you in a silly hat, invite a couple of other Camaros over to take photos of you, then e-mail them to all your friends and co-workers. Call me crazy, but I like that in a car."

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              Paulien, you come up with the most unique ideas! LOVE this! The first thing that came to mind was how awesome it would be to use it to display ATC cards!

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              See…. you guys are over-flowing with ideas!!!!!
              Glad you like it!

              #237794

              Gosh this so creative, what a good idea!

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                Eureka! I might have found a spool that would work for this – the Prima wire thread spools! Now I'm just trying to decide if I will kick myself if I unwind all that wire and it tangles. !ill

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                  That is a predicament!

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                    Paulien, you come up with the most unique ideas! LOVE this! The first thing that came to mind was how awesome it would be to use it to display ATC cards!

                    Love that idea Linda!!!! Keep us posted on the Prima wire thing.

                    "Some cars look like they're going fast when they're standing still. The Camaro looks like it's going to beat you unconscious, put you in a silly hat, invite a couple of other Camaros over to take photos of you, then e-mail them to all your friends and co-workers. Call me crazy, but I like that in a car."

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                      Wow!!How creative!

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                      Krissy
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                        Ok so with only 5 hours left to go this will not get done for NSD. But I LOVE this album and def plan to do one soon. Maybe as a gift?

                        "Some cars look like they're going fast when they're standing still. The Camaro looks like it's going to beat you unconscious, put you in a silly hat, invite a couple of other Camaros over to take photos of you, then e-mail them to all your friends and co-workers. Call me crazy, but I like that in a car."

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