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Remarks Mini Album Tutorial by Melissa Mann

Melissa Mann is going to show us step-by-step how to make this amazing mini album showcasing Remarks:

THE ONES I LOVE by Melissa Mann

Supplies: White (71081) - Cardstock, Aqua (27143) - Zing!, Falling for You Paper (35559) - Amy Tangerine, Draw (42244) - Remarks, Pelican (42248) - Remarks, Daybook (78073) - Amy Tangerine, Doodle (42243) - Sketchbook, Good Company Paper (35557) - Amy Tangerine, Stars, Stripes, & Stitches Paper (35550) - Amy Tangerine, Hanging Out Paper (35560) - Amy Tangerine, Yes Peas Paper (35549) - Amy Tangerine, Rouge (27123) - Zing!, Draft (59161) - Remarks, Pigment (42241) - Remarks, Palette (42240) - Remarks, Paint (42242) - Remarks, All Together (94433) - Amy Tangerine, Cardstock Shapes (77288) - Daybook, Let's Go (42215) - Remarks, Good Times (42213) - Remarks, Mixed Envelopes (78082) - Daybook


1) After gathering my chosen supplies, I disassembled my mini book and took the chipboard pages off the binding rings. I took the "LOVE" cover and using a watermark ink pad, I covered the entire front of the piece of chipboard with ink. Before it dried, I liberally poured Aqua Zing! all over the front on top of the ink and then shook off the excess.


2) I used a heat gun to melt the embossing powder on top of the chipboard. As it melted, it turned a nice glossy color and was permanently adhered to the chipboard.

3) I flipped over the LOVE chipboard piece and placed it upside down on a piece of Amy Tangerine fabric paper. I traced out the shape on the fabric paper and then cut that out. I adhered this down.


4) I repeated the same steps for the back cover of the mini book as well. Except on the back cover, I used a different color Zing!


5) I placed a Remarks sticker from the Sketchbook line in the middle of the O and placed my title using small alphabet stickers from the "Shoreline" collection. I also placed a small Remarks sticker from the Sketchbook collection on the backside for the middle of the O.


6) I then took one of the inside chipboard pieces and used it to trace around on a piece of patterned paper. I stuck a Daybook tab between the patterned paper and the piece of chipboard. This piece of paper was then stitched down using my sewing machine on the back side of the first chipboard piece. I wanted to have stitching on the paper sides of the chipboard, but I didn't want the backside of the stitching to show on the pictures. Make sure to stitch before you adhere down the picture on the front piece. I completed this for all five inside chipboard pieces.


7) On the opposite side of the patterned paper, I adhered down my pictures after tracing the chipboard shape out on them as well.


8) Once all my pages were put together, I bound them together with the book rings. Then, the fun part began of embellishing the mini book. I kept it simple, but was able to use a lot of different Remarks stickers all throughout the book. I placed them on top of the pictures and on the patterned papers. I typed out all of my journaling on white card stock, cut it out, and glued it down on the corresponding pages.


All done! I hope you enjoyed learning how to create this Remarks-filled mini album!

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