Hi scrappy people, I hope you’re all well and as excited as I am about this new Paige Evans & We R Memory Keepers Bookbinding Tool!
So, the moment I got this cool tool, I immediately wanted to try it. I made my first coptic book a few months ago and I was excited to make another one. With this tool the hole piercing and stitching is MUCH easier, I really can tell the difference.
To start I gathered all the patterned papers from the Horizon collection by Paige Evans I wanted to use. I cut them to size, making bigger and smaller pages. I also cut out a few pieces using cut files from Paige Evans that I wanted to add to my album. For my cover, I wanted to use another brand new tool, the Foil Quill, with which you can add foil accents to your pages, using your die-cutting machine… heart-eyes…
When I had all of my pieces and pages ready, I started to pierce the holes.
You just have to open your signature in the middle, lay it on the tool, secure it with the pink piece on top and you have your guide to pierce your holes. That way, no need for measuring, all the holes will be exactly in the same places on all the pages.
I then followed the instructions to bind the pages together.
What I love about coptic books is that you can add a bunch of cute embellishments and pearls to the side of your book. I used some charms from Horizon, some sequins from Indigo & Ivy, some pearls from my stash, and some older pieces from Pick-Me-Up. I love that umbrella button.
For my cover, I created a rosette with a pretty gold-foiled patterned paper from the Horizon Project Pad, added some tulle behind it and some ephemera pieces on top with foam squares to create dimension. I also added some ephemera pieces around the rosette and added the title, using the Thickers from the Horizon collection.
For the inside of the mini, I decorated until I reached the middle of the album and using pictures from January until now. The rest of the album will be decorated with the rest of the best memories from 2019. Here are a few of the pages inside the mini album.
I decorated using ephemera pieces, washi tape, stickers, cardboard stickers, sequins, tags, and also some mini foam Thickers from the Whimsical and Auburn Lane collections. I love those mini alphas to write small titles on each page.
To see more details and a few more pages, you can watch the process video on my YouTube channel.
I really love how this mini album turned out and I highly recommend using this amazing new tool, if you plan on making a coptic book!