Hello everyone, Catherine here on the blog today to some Sizzix inspiration for a fun and super easy project.
I don't know about you, but I always save the fortunes I get when we eat Chinese food. I've done it for years and I probably will do it for many more. I used to tape them to my planner or my computer monitor but then when it was time for a good cleaning or a new planner my fortunes ended up in the trash.
I have since started using them on journal pages and on cards sometimes, but I still have a TON left and feel a little bit guilty that I have these fun little bits of wisdom that I'm not sharing or doing anything with.
Today I thought I'd share a super cute little book that you can make to store some of your favorite fortunes in, if you collect them like I do.
Since today is Valentine's Day you could easily make this super cute little project to give to someone special in no time -- and by leaving some of the pages blank you can give them a place to store their favorite fortunes too!
The Sizzix ScoreBoards XL Die - Mini- Album (658982) die from Eileen Hull makes the perfect little album (about 5" x 5" when complete) and it's so easy to put together. I used the Little Sizzles Cream Mat Board Pack (656491) for the cover so it's super sturdy.
To secure the pages I created 3 signatures from some inexpensive watercolor paper and stitched them to the spine using wax thread and a simple binding. I used a 1/8" hole punch to punch pages in the album and the pages.
For the pages I can paint, stencil and decorate them however I please and attach my fortunes with a strong adhesive. I created the cover from 140 lb. Mixed Media Paper and stitched it right to the ScoreBoard Cover when it was dry. I love the colors, and the pink and orange really fit the Moroccan theme.
And I can let my personality shine with the cover decorations if I want. Since I was a bit pressed for time, I decided to keep it simple and let the fortune do the talking -- but it's a blank cover and ready for you to create a beautiful masterpiece as simple or elaborate as you want to get.
This was a super easy and fast little book that I can't wait to finish up with more fortunes, color and pretty designs! I can see many interesting and beautiful Mini-Albums from this die in my future!
Thanks for joining me today and HAPPY Valentine's Day!!
Watercolor Paper, Waxed Linen Thread, 1/8" Hole Punch, Distress Paint, Spray Bottle, Sewing Machine, Fortune Cookies (lots of them)