Life Documented BIYW Acrylic Binder
April 11, 2016
Hello! It's Jennifer and I'm sharing a mini book I created using the Build It Your Way Small 5 x 7.5 Acrylic Binder and the BIYW Fun Tabs 6.5 x 6.5 Acrylic Pages. I know I've written this before, but the Build It Your Way Albums have been one of my favorite products since they were released! I love how they look as well as the variety of acrylic and chipboard pages available. The binders are very sturdy and you are able to fit a lot of pages into your book! I have been a fan of Clear Scraps long before I started designing for them!
Here is a close up of the front of my book! I love the "bare" acrylic look; I think it is classy and clean. However, that is another wonderful thing about Clear Scraps...you can alter your acrylic (or chipboard) in a variety of ways to make it your own! The acrylic allows you to see through the many layers of your book!
So for each page, I try to "line up" my papers and embellishments so that they mirror each other. That way there isn't a pattern peaking through from the the other side or the backside of chipboard/stickers. It doesn't come out perfect all of the time but that's ok! Remember its YOUR creation and YOUR art so there isn't a wrong way!
With my mini albums I like to insert extra pages by using papers, envelopes, or tags. Here, I used my bone folder and created a flap that I decorated on the outside.
The inside of my flap I added journaling as well as extra embellishments!
Thanks for looking through my album! I hope this inspires you to do a mini book of your own! Visit the Clear Scraps shop to see the different sizes of Build It Your Way Binders and Pages! Did you know there is a 12 x 12 Binder available? Have a great day!
Additional products used: patterned paper, die cuts, stickers, chipboard, chipboard frames, washi tape, brads, wooden veneer shapes, enamel dots: Simple Stories; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; misc: doily, thread, sewing machine.