September 20, 2020

Hi everyone, it’s Neftali with you today to share a fun mini book I made using my brand new Cinch tool and all the gorgeous papers I could find in my inventory that speakfallto me. I’m here to share the tutorial for creating this mini, that I am thinking of calling it my Fall 2020 Bucketlist notebook. 

First, let us gather our supplies and paper:

Fall Mini Album Paper Swatches

Just as a disclaimer, this book is bound using the Cinch tool and rings, however, you can still put this book together by binding it with binder rings or a binding method of your choice. 


My intentions for this book are to fill it up with memories, lists, photos, and memorabilia from the season. I thought creating a little booklet would be the best place for me to add all of the bits and pieces of our season. So first off, I started out by choosing the cardstock and colors of Fall. I gravitated towards the darker browns, the tans, and a few specialty papers from the shop including the copper mirror cardstock which looks absolutely amazing paired with a flat color....


Copper Mirror Page and Paver Red Leaf


Once I had my color choices, I went ahead and trimmed my pages to 5”x7” using my paper trimmer. Some of the pages I used my Silhouette to cut out special words or fall themed icons like leaves, or one card that has a cute leaf trim at the bottom. 


fall mini album leaves pages


I kept things simple and uniform by attaching all these bits using a stitched line across each of these bits. That was really the look I was going for: minimal and uniform.

Fall mini album stitched pages

Now the fun part! I got to use my brand new Cinch tool. This tool is absolutely fabulous and so easy to use even though it looks a little scary because of its size. So I have a small process video  below that shows you just how I got my papers together to bind them. It is quite easy, and takes just a few steps. 


Cinching the binding on fall mini album


First you want to line up your papers correctly to punch the holes. Second, you’ll use your binding links to add your papers in the order which you choose. And a pro tip, remember to add the back cover to the top of the stack, which you can later flip back and it will hold your book the most secure way and this will give you the best binding! Finally, you bring back your stack to the back of the Cinch tool and give it an ⅛” squeeze. 


Binding edge of fall mini album


This will finish binding your booklet and finish off your book. Now you can fill it up with all the lists, embellishments, photographs, and memorabilia that you'd like!


Finished fall mini album


Here is the process video for the binding section of the process, so that you have a clearer idea of how the process goes. 

Well, friends, that’s it for today. I hope you’ve been inspired to create yourself a little book to hold all of your Fall memories. The Cinched binding is just an option, remember that you can get as creative as you’d like with this project. If you do make something, we would all love to see it at Cardstock Warehouse. Follow us on InstagramFacebook, and  Twitter. Thanks for being here, and I’ll be back soon with more crafty goodness. Xo


See you all next time, and Happy Fall!


Nef

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