I've been saving the lids from frozen juice containers for awhile now, and just recently decided what to do with them..... and now I'm passing that on to you! I've been having a lot of fun making them.....Now here's my first blog tutorial: Juice Lid Mini Albums!
Supplies: patterned paper for the inside and outside "cover"
white cardstock for pages
2 5/16" circle punch
2 frozen juice can lids
optional: spray paint, ink
Step 1: Spray paint juice lids, if desired. I like to use Krylon Fusion since it requires no priming and seems to "stick" to almost anything.
Step 2: Using your 2 5/16" circle punch, punch 2 circles from each of your patterned papers and about 10-12 circles from your white cardstock.
Step 3: Ink the edges of your patterned paper, if desired, then adhere to both sides of each juice lid. HINT: The side with the raised edge will be the INSIDE of your album.
I wanted the butterfly to be on the outside of my album, so I adhered it to the flatter side of the lid.
Step 4: With the raised edge of the lid facing UP, use your Crop-o-Dile to punch a hole approx. 1/2" from the edge.
Step 5: Using this first hole as a guide, line up the second album cover where you want it and mark where the hole will go. Punch with the Crop-o-Dile.
Step 6: Do the same with your pages. Use the Crop-o-Dile again to punch through the entire page stack at once. You can use a binder clip to secure them together for punching, if you like.
Step 7: Put your album together using the book ring! Easy peasy! And now you'll be a juice-lid-saving addict like me. :)
I've been crafting this week to keep my mind off our very stressful financial situation....no more on that except to say that we got some good news today that takes away some of that stress! Which obviously puts me in the mood to blog, finally! Here's a card I made for The Art is Found blog. Their prompt this time is board games! Since our kids destroyed our CandyLand game, I made sure to salvage what I could and used one of the little men for this card. I just love those little candy men!
I've been on a little bit of a card-making kick lately.....here are some more:
Sorry for the bad scan on the last one...my scanner didn't like those buttons!
Okay, must go and put some kids down for a nap, I think. If I sound distracted, it's because I can barely concentrate through all the arguing, wailing, and general freaking out that's going on around me right now! ::sigh::
Hope you enjoyed my first blog tutorial and have a happy Wednesday!