Welcome to Snazzys blog where we hope to offer you regular inspiration using all the latest products both in store and the new Snazzys Online version. Plus, previews of upcoming workshops, product previews and reviews, mini tutorials and so much more.

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Mountboard Minibook with Prima's Almanac Collection

Some of you may recall the brilliant Snazzy's Design Team projects created back in April with Prima's Almanac collection. Well, confession time, the Headmaster let me have a kit too....... providing a workshop project emerged, complete, and it did! Unusual in itself, but more still when I tell you I have taught it in the workshop three times now, which is three times more often than is normal for me.

I am still being asked about this workshop so, if you want to have a go, my finished size was 6"x 4", the pages are made from black mountboard linked by black cardstock 'hinges' and with the exception of the flowers, the pearls, pearl pins and swirls all the embellishment are simply elements taken from the 12"x 12" papers. The edge on the front was cut with Tonic Studios Simplicity Pattern Punch Dotty Border which is one of nine designs in stock now. (These punches are very easy to use as they are geared and will cut through 300gsm cardstock very crisply.)

I love little books that can be stuffed full of photos and mementos so this one is very heavy on pockets, flaps and other hiding places for both photos and journalling.

I added rub-ons from Kaisercraft so this is a project I didn't stamp on, it does happen lol!

Both this page and the facing one have flaps one which opens to the left,

and the other lifts upwards,

to reveal a space for photos and/or journalling.

These next two pages are both pockets

containing tags.

Again all the embellishments were simply cut form the papers.

For variety, I used white vellum for a couple of the pockets

which just gives a lighter feel.

For the final two pages I used the Tim Holtz Alterations On the Edge Pennant and Lace dies to make trimmings for yet more pockets,

and both hold more journalling cards cut from the papers.

For your guidance this is the sort of project you find on a full day workshop at Snazzys and they usually cost £30, generally with a free choice of colours/papers. There was lots of cutting and construction involved in the book, and the material costs were also fairly high as there are lots of layers and embellishments, but it was a beautiful project made from stunning products.

I try to include a new minibook workshop each month so if this appeals, checkout the workshop timetables. The July one is fully booked but if there is enough demand then I will repeat it.

Thanks for visiting.
Back soon xx

1 comment:

  1. i love this collection of Prima :) rigorous and restrained.