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Friday, July 4, 2014

Time Travelers Mini Album By Gwen Casteel

This is a quick and easy fun album that can be made in any size. It goes together quickly and can be embellished in so many ways

Time Travler Mini_1

The supplies you will need:  Chip Board (medium to heavy)
for cover and spine. Pattern paper is the Prima Time Traveler, glue, tape, scissors , etc..
Time Travler Mini_2
You will use 6 8 1/2 x 11 sheets of cardstock for each page. 
Score long way at 5 1/2 down center. and rotate and score @ 2 1/2.
Time Travler Mini_3
Fold in half on the 11” side and fold up from the bottom
at the 2 1/2 score line. Thus  you have made you pages.
Time Travler Mini_4
Cut  chip board for your cover and spine: 2 @ 6 x 6 1/2, Spine 1 @ 2 x 6 1/2
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Tape of glue your chip board to get ready to cover you
cover and spine with pattern paper.
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Time Travler Mini_7
Adhere your paper and miter the corners leaving
at least an 1/8th of an inch to cover the corners as well
Using the Perfect Trim Tool works great for this
Time Travler Mini_8
Fold and secure…this is the your side of your cover, we will cover the inside later.
Time Travler Mini_10
Time Travler Mini_9
Take the paper you have ready to used for your spine (4" x7" x 7") this will give you the extra to rap to ends of the spine as well.  Tape the inside of the spine paper and adhere the covers as shown…LEAVING at least 1/8” between the spine and the covers so you can open and close the book.
Time Travler Mini_010
Cover the inside of you spine as shown. fold up the top and
bottom edges to rap the spine
Time Travler Mini_011
Cover both sides of your inside cover as shown.Interior view of the cover.
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Front view of the covered cover.
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Completed Cover…
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Completed inside of the cover.
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I used the hidden hinge Binding system That I learned from Kathy Orta design
attached to the spine.
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Covering the pages…cutting papers for both the top of the page and the pocket of the page…each page has a pocket on each side after folded in half.
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Covered page on both side (open).
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Use wet glue (I used the Aleen's Turbo Glue Pen)
 to secure the pocket to the upper part of the page,
so your tags or journaling cards won’t get stuck.
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Covered pages before folding in half.
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Add a page to each fin on the binding , I used tape, you can use wet glue if you like.
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Completed adding the pages.
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Embellish and add photo tags. 
There is an opening in he top where you can add a photo tag as well.
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This is a great and fun album, easy to make and hold a lot of memories…
Thank you for watching and ENJOY…
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  1. Another beautiful Mini, Gwen!

  2. Superbe j adore merci pour le tuto ....

  3. Lovely mini, Gwen and the instructions and photos are so nice. Thanks so much!

  4. Love it's versatility and simplicity!

  5. Thank you so much for sharing. This Prima collection has been my favorite since it came out. Appreciate you sharing your directions. So cute

  6. This is beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

  7. This is such a nice album. It looks like something I can actually do! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Please do Annett, it is not hard and makes a great when you finish...

  9. This is a very nice album. Thank you for sharing with us.

  10. This is beauriful!! luv the cover...

  11. Love this album and love Prima.

  12. This album is wonderful. Your work is amazing.

  13. c'est vraiment magnifique ce mini bravo j adore

  14. Fab Fab Fab Fab Fab