Howdy! Layle here with you today. Thanks for joining us for the last day of the Simple Stories, Xyron and May Arts Ribbon Product Swap!
All three design teams have swapped products and will be sharing on our blogs all week long. Join us for some great inspiration as well as a chance to win several prize packages from all 3 companies!
Today Andrea Corriveau joins us with a super creative, rustic mini book using our Under the Stars collection, several Xyron products and LOTS of gorgeous May Arts ribbon!
Hey Everyone! Andrea here with you today to share a rustic mini album I made using the Under the Stars Simple Set. This album is no fuss - and I wanted it to look like I made it while sitting around a campfire. Here’s how it turned out:
I titled the album “Glamping” because my idea of camping ALWAYS includes running water, electricity, and a roof over my head! We “glamp” at my parent’s house in Houghton Lake, which is surrounded by forty acres of gorgeous Michigan forest - so it’s just like being out in the wilderness.
To keep with the outdoorsy theme of the papers, the album is very rustic. I used pieces of corrugated cardboard as the covers, peeling away parts of them and running an ink pad over them. The majority of the album was adhered together using the Xyron Mega Runner filled with permanent adhesive. The runner glides smooth, and the adhesive is strong.
I bound the album together with elastic cording and a stick.
The stick is a fun way to add a different element to the album, and it gave me a place to load up lots of great May Arts ribbon. These are not your average craft store ribbons! The colors are vibrant, and they tie and cut well with no fraying. And they stitch well!
To make the flower I cut strips of ribbon, used the Xyron double sided High Tack Tape to adhere it in loops to a cardstock circle, and used a Xyron High Tack Adhesive Dot on the back of a sticker to put in the center of it.
The inner pages of the album are random and fun, made from paper from the collection, a handmade pocket, a piece of balsa wood, and even a coffee bag! I added a map to show exactly where we were.
Most of my journaling is hidden behind the photos.
I used a SN@P! Photo Flip on this page; they’re a great way to add lots of photos in limited space.
I made another flower with my favorite May Arts ribbon from the bunch - a yellow stripe that has elastic along the bottom edge. I simply rolled it up and used a Xyron High Tack Adhesive Dot to adhere it to the tab on the page.
And the last page:
I cut the campfire out of paper and ran it through the Xyron Sticker Maker to make it adhesive. I added a twig tied into the ribbon to go along with the theme of the woodpile photo.
And that’s all there is to it!
Thanks for joining me today. I totally enjoyed getting the chance to work with the great line of adhesives from Xyron, and with all the gorgeous ribbons from May Arts. As always, I hope this project inspires you to try using something different in your mini albums!
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