We're excited to share our first post from from our first ever Cycling Team Member Shellye McDaniel. Get ready to pedal because Shellye is going to wow you with this Head of the Class Corkboard mini album. I believe you will mark this as a favorite Friday Find.
The covers are made out of cork. How cool is this?
Cork? Yes. The cork really makes the primary colors pop. Don't you think?
I love the primary ribbon that Shellye uses throughout the album...again, it's all in the detail.
Every page is like this...
Each page holds special detail. The stitching finishes each page in such a smart way.
Many, many fun embellishments to work with. Chipboard paper clips, dimensional stickers, fabric favorites... I really want to hold this album in my hands!
A close up for you.
With just the right amount of grunge for good measure.
Even the back cover is a masterpiece.
Here are the detailed instructions on how to create your very own Corkboard mini album.
Little Yellow Bicycle’s Head of the Class Clear Cuts Shapes, Stick Pins, Journaling Cards, Chipboard Shapes, Dimensional Pop-Up Stickers, Fabric Favorites, Canvas Stickers Mini Banners, Alphabet Stickers, Fresh Verse Stickers, Favorite Phrases Stickers and Patterned Papers
Other Supplies: Ribbons, Baker’s twine, buttons, three loose-leaf rings and two 6x6 corkboard squares
Using a craft knife, trim both corkboard squares to 5”wide; reserve one of the 1” strips. Dress the reserved piece of corkboard with Fabric Favorites “Ruler” sticker; cut to size. Punch holes into all three corkboard pieces at 1”, 3” and 5” increments, leave at least a ¼” margin from the edge. Adhere the ruler piece to the edge of the top corkboard sheet with a fast drying tacky glue (I use Aleene’s Quick Dry).
Incorporating your favorite cutting tool, cut six 4 ¾” W x 7 ½”H tags from selected Head of the Class Patterned Papers. Embellish as desired before gluing the front/back pages together. Be sure to line the pages up with the bottom of the corkboard pages before punching holes. Add eyelets to page holes to ensure stability.
Finally, insert the three loose-leaf rings through the holes and thread carefully through pages. It may be necessary to enlarge the holes of the corkboard to allow the rings to move freely. Add ribbons to the rings if desired.
Please check out Shelley's Blog and let her know how much you appreciate her craftsmanship! Welcome again Shellye to our first LYB Cycling team. And thank you for sharing your talent with all of us.