Sunday, 5 August 2012

Minibook for storing my Xcut Dies

This is a fun minibook I made  in an afternoon, one weekend in June, to store my Xcut dies in.
They come on magnetic sheets & I thought it would be a cool idea to glue funky scrapbook paper to some chipboard pages & then glue the magnetic sheets to them.
The pages then have a piece of double sided paper between each die set to prevent the magnets "sticking" together & I added funky tabs down the sides.
The bookplate on the cover is by TH and it is painted with some old nail varnish.
All bound with my Bind It All, which is quite tight as I do not have larger O Wires.
I love the elephant in the bottom corner.

The papers are some I have had in my stash for some time. They are all by Sassafrass & were all part of the Studio Calico Kits which I used to subscribe to.
Also some of the papers are from a scrapping friend Lisette, in Denmark.
I struggled to use the bold patterns on a layout but found them perfect for a minibook.
I love the tiny elephant on the funky floral sheet.

Mixed together the patterns really work to give an otherwise boring item the WOW factor.

Papers used are all double-sided collections and are called;
Sweet Marmalade; Sunshine Lollipop; Amplify

You might even spot a tiny clown on this funky floral sheet.
The tabs are created using a punch by McGill.
It sits on my shelf neatly and is ready to use whenever I need it.
Well worth an afternoons work & I would love more for my other dies.


Julia S-W said...

It's gorgeous, really bright and colourful and inspiring! Sorry I haven't been by lately - I promise to improve my blogging visits!

Jenny Marples said...

Such a great idea Paula. Being organised makes the world of difference and this is truly bespoke storage! Hugs, Buttons x

Carol Q said...

lovely Paula. very cheerful. Love the working in your book plate on the front

lam said...

What a great idea to make that kind of book for your dies. Love the happe colours you have used and I´m glad you find a way to used the stuff I sent you.

Anonymous said...

Totally awesome!

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...Paula this is such a cool many pretty papers used and a great way to store your Die's stylishly...mel :)

Godelieve said...

Fabulous idea!

Unknown said...

This is so cute! Love it! And this is a good idea :)