is the queen of minis! Today she teaches us how to make one of her masterpieces with a step-by-step photo tutorial.
Supplies: Silver Lake Trail Paper (35346) - Campy Trails, Appleton Cove Paper (35348) - Campy Trails, Elk Creek Trail Paper (35354) - Campy Trails, Caribou Creek Paper (35351) - Campy Trails, Snake River Trail Paper (35352) - Campy Trails, Stumpy Meadow Paper (35347) - Campy Trails, Buffalo Lake Paper (35350) - Campy Trails, Evergreen Point Paper (35358) - Campy Trails, Cedar River Trail Paper (35359) - Campy Trails, Salmon Cover (35366) - Campy Trails, Path (42189) - Remarks, Squirrel (77250) - Patchems, Campy Trails (64009) - JustWrite, Stream (78045) - Details, Forest (53159) - Thickers, Hike (42190) - Remarks
"Because I had a lot of pictures from the first time I went camping, I decided a mini book would make an ideal place for all the 4 x 6" photos (printed at Costco). With the help of a sewing machine, this book was simple to put together. Here's how it started:
I began by folding my paper in half and tearing it down to the size I wanted, then folded each sheet in half. Part of the reason I tore instead of cut was because my paper trimmer was elsewhere. But then I ended up really liking the slightly distressed look!
I gathered more papers and continued the tearing and folding process.
Decorating the cover is probably my favorite part of the process (besides finishing the book), so I played around with a shipping tag, embellishments, and the title.
After adding all the bits, I layered all the pages in so they lined up in the fold. Two clothespins held the book together, and then it was time to sew. I used a running stitch to bind all the pages together.
Tip: Start from the top with a few backstitches, then proceed to do the rest of your stitching. When you get to the bottom, be sure to do just a few backstitches, trim the threads and you're good to go.
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Another fabulous guest designer shares her Campy Trails projects tomorrow!