This style mini book was a perfect pick for me since I have a series of pictures through the years at the sea side or on the water pictures and they can all reside here together.
Step 2: Paint the edges and go in about two or three inches of the boards.
Creating the life saver. I got this idea from Maria Cole over at Graphic 45.
Step 4: Put glue on the back in sections for the Jute. Wrap the rope around 3 times and hold in place to set. Repeated 4 times on the top sections only. This will allow the cutout pieces to lie flat on the lower portion of the life saver.
Step 5: Place pop dots on the back lower edges and glue on the back of the jute and secure onto the back circle.
Step 6: Now that the two pieces are glued together apply a generous amount of glue around the sides of the circles. Take your jute and go around the circle twice. Hold until it sets.
Step 7: The fun part...cut out whatever makes you happy and glue to the life saver and put off to the side. I put a round chipboard piece in the middle.
After painting all the edges you are now ready to select your papers and glue them on to the boards. Make sure you press from the center to the outsides to avoid air pockets. Cut two 8x8 papers in half for the doors and full sheets for the main board.
I cut out strips of edging from the papers and then cut out thin cardstock to match that size.
Top piece is approximately 3/4" and the bottom piece is approximately 1 1/2".
Cut out a piece of netting 4" long by 8" wide.
Now here is the tricky part at least for me. Sew the netting onto the cardstock both top and bottom.
Glue the pattern paper on top of the netting making sure you put punch holes in the bottom papers to accommodate the rings.
Glue the bottom strip onto the board. Put pop dots on the ends of the top strip and secure in place 4" from the top.
I cut a runner strip from the paper then added a another strip that I that I used a punch on.
Graphic 45 have these wonderful cards that I cut out and backed with cardstock.
I created a hanger using a strip of patterned paper and the tack is a chipboard piece.
Papers:Graphic 45: By the Sea, Beachcomber, Set Sail, Splash, My Anchor, Pier 45, Gathering Seashells, Sand and Serf.
Core'dinations: Blue cardstock
Embellishments:Graphic 45; By the Sea chipboard and double sided cardstock
Genuinely Jane Studios; wooden album
Martha Stewart paint
The Robin's Nest; Small starfish and fish net
Stash items; ribbons, jute, brown ink
The Color Room House hold item; thread