Can you believe that Mother’s Day will be here in just a couple of weeks? With Mother’s Day around the corner, it’s time to start thinking of gifts for mom. Last year, I put this little mini album together for my mother in law, and shared it on the Core’dinations blog. Today, I’m sharing it with you.
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- Coordinating paper
- Alphabet Stickers
- Binder Rings
- Paper Trimmer
- Corner Chomper
- Glue Dots
- Cricut Explore
- Foam Dimensional Adhesive
After gathering your supplies, cut your chipboard to the size you’d like your book to be.
Then trim your paper to be the same size as the chipboard.
Glue you paper to your chipboard and then use the corner chomper to round your corners.
Use your ink to ink/distress the edges.
Using my Cricut Explore, I cut out some 3D flowers.
I inked the edges of each of the flowers pieces.
Then I glue dots to put each flower piece together.
This is what they looked like.
I curled the petals of the flower back. I did this with all the of the petals for each layer. It makes the flower look more realistic.
Then I used foam dimensional adhesive to attach the different layers of the flower together.
This is what it looks like from the front.
Once I had the flower put together, I added a large white brad to the center of the flower.
I attached the flowers to the front of the mini album.
Then I used the stickers to spell MOM on the front.
I used my Crop-a-dile to punch holes where I needed them.
Insert your binder rings.
After I had the stickers and flowers on, I decided I wanted to add a ribbon. I also added ribbon to the binder rings.
This is what the front of the book likes when it’s finished.
Then I added the pictures.
My mother in law loved this gift, and it took a little bit of time to make, but it was a fun project!