Hi everyone, several weeks back my friend Clare Charvill of My Creative Spirit sent me some of her MDF kits to play with along with some rolls of her black assembly tape. I used Prima's Flirty Fleur collection on my box and album.
I've got to admit I was so skeptical that the black tape would be durable and strong enough to really provide a great way to assemble the box and mini. Well check out my video (link at the bottom of this post) to find out what I think now.
Just click on Clare's photo above to go to her store for the kit.
You can also purchase an instant download PDF if shipping is an issue for you
or you'd like to use your own papers PDF LINK
This was a great little mini with the box that Clare designed. Of course when you start adding your own paper and embellishments it begins to change it up. I tried to follow Clare's instructions to the T so the basic construction of both are exactly as she had them. You had two options to use glue and tape or only tape for the construction. I chose the tape because I really wanted an honest opinion to give you of what I thought.
This is called a Flip/Flap because it has identical pages on both sides that flip in and flap under the preceding page. Great idea and great use of every inch of the album's space. You'll be surprised at how many photos this little gem will hold.
The box comes with a precut heart. I added acetate to make a shaker. Loved how the glitter (Chunky Glass Gitter from ReneaBouquets) and colored sequins look as they move about. The flowers and other bits were all Prima.
Clare designed the hinges so they move and allow the mini to lay almost flat when open, it also allows the pages to intertwine when closed. So clever this lady is!
I also have to give a shout out to my friend Paula who sent me the paper, flowers and some of the embellishments to add to my own stash. Gave me lots of things to work with.
I'll be using up the scraps in another video making some cards to share with you. I'll also have a little process video, I won't share the whole construction since this kit and/or PDF is available from Clare's store and she did all the hard work designing it. I do want to share in that video some of my decorating since it's different from hers and may give you more food for thought.
Thanks for popping in. Be sure and check out Clare's links below, tell her I sent you over to have a look-see. And don't miss the video walk through of my own box and album. Huge hugs and thank you's across the pond to my friend Clare.
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