Thursday, June 10, 2010

Tutorial Wednesdays: How To Make a Frame Brag Book!


As promised, here is the tutorial for the Brag Book I showed you yesterday.

For this tutorial, you will need:

  • Glue Stick

  • A frame die and die-cutting machine

  • Your June kit

  • Artists mount board or chipboard, available HERE

  • Hole punch, eyelet setter and 6 eyelets

Firstly, cut six pieces of chipboard, big enough to die cut a frame out of, and cover them in your favourite patterned paper.

Now, die cut 6 frames.

I have chosen a curly frame for this project. Once cut, your frame will look like this:

The six frames will go back-to-back to make three frame pages.

Now, cut six pieces of acetate for the frame windows. I am using the acetate from Sizzix die packaging, but then again I am slightly obsessed with recycling! Waste not, want not :-)

Glue the acetate onto the back of each of your six frames. I find Glossy Accents works well for this step.

You should now have six frames like this:

Next, punch each frame in the corner, and set an eyelet into each frame to make the book hard wearing.

Then, add foam squares on the bottom and two sides, and sandwich your frames together.

You should now have something that looks like this, and you can slip in your photographs from the top. I have slipped in some of the ATC sized designs from the kit, they look so cute!

You can now bind the book, either with a book ring or with ribbon, and embellish it as you like!

I hope this tutorial was helpful!


Katie xoxo

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