Hexagon Mini Album by Amber Mitchell

Thursday, July 22, 2021

  Hello crafty friends, Amber Mitchell here on Paige's blog today to share with you this fun, shaped book I created using Paige's Hexagon Diced cut file and Coptic Bookbinding Class.

To create the covers of this coptic book, I first resized the Hexagon Diced cut file to roughly 4.5 x 5 inches. I then used my Cricut software to remove the contours of the image so that I would have a flat image I could cut the covers from. For each cover, I cut two pieces of paper patterned and one piece of heavy weight kraft cardstock. I then layered these one on top of the next and adhered them into place. The addition of the kraft cardstock makes the covers of this book more durable and long-lasting.

Next, I took the original cut file image and cut it from white cardstock. I layered that onto the front of the top cover and then added the backing pieces to the empty spaces. To finish off the top cover, I added machine stitching details to each section of the hexagon as well as along the edges of the entire cover. 

To create the signatures of my book, I took two uncountored images of the cut file and welded them back-to-back in my Cricut software. I cut 18 double sided pages using the Horizon Digital Collection. I love the colors in this collection and it's still one of my favorites to work with to date! I split my 18 pages into 6 groups of 3 and then stacked and folded them in half. I also added machine stitching along the edges of all of these pages for some extra texture and added half-circle tabs to them that makes it easier to flip through the book.

To bind the book together I followed Paige's Coptic Bookbinding Class. Although I have made several coptic books now, I still find myself referring to this class with each new one I make. Sometimes it helps to have a refresher and I love how easy the tutorial is to follow.

Sewn into the binding of my book are a bunch of various charms from my stash. I opted to use dragonfly, butterfly, and flower charms to match the Horizon collection. Finally, to finish this cute book off, I printed some bright and happy flowers from the digital Horizon collection and added them to my cover along with a few stickers.

Thank you so much for visiting my post today! I will see you next time with another fun project! 

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, die cuts, embellishments: Horizon Digital Collection; Die cut machine: Cricut; Cut file: Hexagon Diced by Paige Evans; Coptic Bookbinding Class

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