So one day I had a problem . . .

Fasten your seat belts and prepare for a bevy of new products


Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts.

Because I mainly create mini books and junk journals,
I've been a bit frustrated with the edge dies I have.
They never seem tall enough to fit my pages.
I end up manipulating edges so that the top and bottom edges
of my pages are squared off and not so pretty.
Enter . . . Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts.
I asked Gina (owner) and Angela (UK Distributor)
if they could design some tracers that were big enough for my book edges and . . .
as usual, I ask and they perform their computer magic.
This first set I'm going to show you is called Bracket Edge Tracers (#HC112) 
and comes with a total of 3 distinct edges.
Each edge design has 3 different sizes and comes with pre-drilled holes
so that you can store them on the included ring.
The Edge Tracer set retails for $7.00 - YES, that's all!
9 Tracers for $7 including the ring!



Perfect for book edges and card makers!

See how shiny these are? They don't come like that.

They are made of heavy chipboard.

But . . . if you give them a light coat of Mod Podge (like I did),

they'll be good to wipe off with a damp cloth in case of any ink or pencil marks on them.

So now that you've seen the first set, let me introduce you to the rest . . . 
Art Deco Edge Tracers: 
9 Tracers for $7 including the ring

While Gina is performing her magic tricks on the computer,
I'm thinking of some other things that I could use different sizes of . . .
envelopes, corner tucks and library card envelopes. 
And that's just what Gina did . . . 
Envelope Tracers (HC114) Retail = $5.50
Each of the 3 sizes have score areas for folding the envelopes.

Library Pocket Tracers (HC115) Retail = $4
Each of the 3 sizes have score areas for folding.

Corner Tuck Tracers (HC116) Retail = $2.30
Each of the 3 sizes have score areas for folding the corner tucks.


Hope you enjoy these as much as I do!
Now I'm off to Mod Podge the rest of my new collection.
Then it's play time!
See you next time with some projects with my newest
Nancy Wethington
Get your Tracers here:


Mini Album Makers May 2019 . . .


Hi Everyone!

Today is the start of a new month and that means another challenge on the Mini Album Makers blog.

This month I'm working with a new book from

Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts


Bracket Edge Booklet.

Here are the chipboard pieces that come with the kit:

Base Page with Pockets pre-cut & pre-scored


Mini-book inserts for the pockets (2 of each piece):


Brackets for the book cover (one each):


This is super easy to put together!

First I painted around the outside edges of the base, both inside and outside.


The paint represents Layer #1.

For Layer #2, I used the bracket templates and cut decorative paper

for the inside of the booklet.

Also used a stripe decorative paper for the inside spine.


Next, the outside of the pockets were decorated.

It's much easier to decorate them before folding and glueing in place.


The next step (and before adhering the pockets in place)

decorate the outside.

Using the bracket templates, I cut paper and layered onto both the front & back covers.

I wanted the spine to look like an old book

so I added a layer of chipboard in horizontal strips on the spine.

This needs to be done before adding the decorative paper to the spine.


Then the paper for the spine is cut and dampened slightly to make it easier to mold.

Add the paper to the spine with wet glue, carefully using your finger (not your nail!)

to mold over the horizontal chip.


Once the paper and adhesive are dry, ink with a dark brown ink to make it look old.

Now it's time to glue the inside pockets in place.

Here's a little walk-through of how I decorated my Bracket Edge Booklet:

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