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Attache for Father's Day . . .

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My latest Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts is up on the gslcuts blog today. Just in time for Father's Day, this attache is easily put together.

Need a Mother's Day or graduation gift? Change up the paper and you're ready to go.

See more including the inside pages and a quick video on the Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts blog today:

http://gslcuts.blogspot.com/2018/05/an-attache-for-dad.html

Thanks for visiting!


Mini Album Makers May 2018 Edition . . .

Hi Everyone and welcome to the Mini Album Makers May 2018 edition. This month I'm sharing an altered file folder.

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NOTE: Bird cage and feather courtesy of Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts.

It's so easy to add extra pages and minis to the inside of these and so very fun to decorate. Let's start.

The folder opens to reveal a large top, small bottom and two side pieces. I decorated these with vintage-look papers and embellishments.

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A pocket holds ephemera, but the pocket is attached on the inside of the left flap . . . 

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I added a postcard to the inside left flap, only adhering on the bottom of the postcard (or actually the far right side) and a touch on the upper and lower right corners. To the exposed corners I added metal corner protectors. 

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The next step was to create a 4 page signature to sew into the left flap. The cover is shown above with lace trim.

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Pamphlet Stitch PDF Instructions

And on the right side, I've added a piece of elastic to hold another mini-book. 

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To add the elastic, punch two holes (see above) and string the elastic through the holes and to the back of the page/portfolio. Make sure to do this before you decorate the back of the page/portfolio. 

Secure the ends with score tape. Decorate over the score tape.

The elastic holds a mini-book and a large portfolio in place. 

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MAM APR 2018 B

Thanks for joining me on this little foray into altered portfolios. 

Please stop by and visit my Team Mates and see what amazing mini books they've created on the

Mini Album Makers Challenge blog.

Then, enter your own mini book for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate from this month's fabulous sponsor

Lindy's Stamp Gang 
Website - https://www.lindysgang.com/
Blog - https://lindysgang.blog/
YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/user/lindysgang/

 

Also entering this into the following challenges:

Your Scrapbook Place

World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

Love to Scrap

Your Scrapbook Place

The Challenge Blog of Creative Buying

Love To Craft