One of my favorite ways to create a mini or in this case a biggie, is by using items in my stash. I have to admit, I LOVE collecting things, but sometimes I actually dig into my stash and create something with the items I have just been collecting or admiring. :)
I made this book by using the larger size Zutter clipboard wood covers - 8 x 10. I love this size, because it gives me so much space to embellish it, as well as it makes a terrific gift. I call this size book a BIGGIE instead of a mini, since the covers are close to a standard size piece of computer paper. It is also loaded with pages, 26 to be exact! That is a lot of space for pictures or journaling.
I had a blast using a variety of Zutter products in addition to my Pink BIA ranging from the fun new Hang-It-Alls to the Clip Board Wood Covers I painted, misted, smudged, and inked to lots of rivets, to the Perfect Closures. I stamped and embossed the leather strap, and used some of my alcohol inks to change the closure from gold to copper. Easy peasy, and it has a custom look now! I did the same thing with the Hang-It-Alls, I added some alcohol ink to change the color from silver to copper.
I love the fact that my BIA gives me the option to take things out of my stash and turn them into a unique and one of a kind gift. No book will ever look just like this one. I love using tools, I feel they really stretch your scrapping dollars further, and help you be more creative. I also used a variety of other tools (like border punches) and lots of ink, color mists, Stickles, and gesso to help tie everything together. Most of the flowers and embellies were those I made myself, using bits and pieces from my scrap paper collection, old books, tissue paper, wool and fabric scraps and tools. Of course I did add lots of sparklie rhinestones, I couldn't make a shabby chic project without a lot of sparkle. ;) I used the negatives from my punches too, I love to do that. It is a great two-fer, you get lovely things you punch, then you also have fab negatives to use too! In this pic you can see that I dressed up my negative by using my lovely Pink BIA to also punch some binding holes -
It is like having a film strip of flowers! I also like making flowers using the fab Zutter Rivets. Here is a pic of one that I made, and I used some copper color alcohol ink to change the color of the rivet from gold to copper -
Here are a few other pages of this biggie book (it really, really sparkles irl because I used boatloads of glittery mists, wish you could see it!) -
Lastly, here is a pic of the last page and the inside of the back cover -
So go grab your Bind-It-All, some Owire, Covers, and raid your stash. You have lots of fun projects just waiting to be created!
Happy creating ~ Pam
Zutter Zister DT Member Pam Sandy