Hey everybody!! I am finally getting this tutorial series underway!! WOO HOO!!! Thank you for being patient with me, I really appreciate it!
My plan is this: I am going to do the cover and binding today, and then start with the pages, a couple at a time. I am planning on trying to do the page tutorials on YouTube, as it will be a little bit easier to explain, but if it doesn't work out, I will do the tutorials all here on the blog. Either way, you will get all of the information you need to make your own "Tall Skinny Mini"!
Let's get busy!!! First, a few notes. The inspiration for this mini came from the "Witches Journal" I saw on YouTube. The use of the Tyvek for reinforcing the spine came from Kathy at Paper Phenomenon. It really does work and is a great way to recycle those Tyvek envelopes you get in mailings. The "Stack the Deck" binding is by Laura at Following the Paper Trail. The pages of this book are my creations. I sure hope you like them!
I cut strips of card stock as follows: two at 12"x 1 1/2", and four at 9 1/4" by 1 1/2". These pieces will edge your chipboard piece. I like wrapped edges on my chipboard covers, so this is how I figured out how to cover the piece, since it is 12" tall. You don't have to do this, you can simply just cover the chipboard and trim the edges if you desire. If you decide to do that, ink the entire edge of your chipboard piece.
That way when you go to adhere the piece, all of the punched edges have adhesive on them!
For the inside cover, I used the leftover 6" of card stock and covered the spine, then I covered the inside covers with more paper.
That concludes the first part. Next time, pages to put into your book. This is going to be fun!
Stay Crafty, My friends!