About this class
Where is your Favorite Escape? Whether it’s near or far, a restful vacation or a weekend getaway, these mini albums are the perfect place to capture your photos and stories! Heidi Swapp is back at it again, and this time she is teaching you how to create a gate-fold, clear cover mini-album with a DIY book-binding technique! *One for you to keep, and one to give away because we will be making TWO! Learn to leverage the clear cover by creating super cool layered looks with amazing impact and possibilities! Heidi will walk you step-by-step through the process of the DIY book construction and share her favorite tricks for adding photos and telling stories inside. In this class, you will learn to make 2 different mini-books using the same process, each with some fun twists like adding windows in your pages, pockets for extra photos, and all kinds of page tabs!
All class lessons will be available on Thursday, April 22nd at 8am ET.
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About Heidi Swapp
Heidi Swapp is a storyteller, craft and decor designer, creative instructor, author, and speaker who firmly believes life doesn’t have to be perfect to be wonderful. Her favorite job is that of wife and mother to five children, ranging in age from young adults to elementary school. She started connecting with audiences worldwide in 2000 through scrapbooking magazines and events, later sharing her passion for memory keeping through blogging, social media, and her signature line of creative products. Her large online audience rallied around the Swapp family when their oldest son, Cory, took his life in 2015 at age 16. Throughout this unbearable ordeal, Heidi has continued to share and connect, becoming an advocate for suicide prevention through community events and the Light the Fight podcast. Heidi’s work can be found on heidiswapp.com, @heidiswapp on Instagram, and facebook.com/heidiswapp.
Learn to make these mini-books with a unique layered cover design as well as lots of interesting page tab concepts and fun interactive inside pages, including pockets and windows.
1 Hour 30 Minutes
It will take you about an hour and a half to watch the videos, then plan on spending between one and two hours crafting your books. Once you're done, have fun embellishing and adding photos and memories.
Go at your own pace! All lessons will be available at once, so you can work through the class content on a schedule that works for you.
01: Book 1 - Cutting Book Elements
Cut all the pieces for your mini book!
02: Book 1 - Scoring
Score and fold the inside pages to ensure a nice, clean book!
03: Book 1 - Page Window
Create a see-through window for one of the inside pages of your book!
04: Book 1 - Inside Pages
Adhere the inside pages of your book together.
05: Book 1 - Binding
Construct all the pieces of the book.
06: Book 1 - Cover Embellishments
Embellish the cover of your book with the Carefree Class Kit!
07: Book 1 - Page Tabs
Create a fun, layered look with page tabs!
08: Book 1 - Page Pockets
Create an interactive element with pockets for extra photos or journaling.
09: Book 1 - Adding Photos & Extra Tips and Tricks
Add photos to your book in fun and creative ways!
10: Book 2 - Prep, Cut & Score
Prep, cut & score all of the pieces for the second book!
11: Book 2 - Inside Pages
Prepare the inside pages of the book and add a fun, clear page!
12: Book 2 - Page Tabs
Give these page tab ideas a try in your book!
13: Book 2 - Adding Covers & Binding
Construct your book using all of the pieces you previously prepped, cut & scored.
14: Book 2 - Embellish Cover
Add embellishments to the clear cover and chipboard cover for a fun, layered look!
15: Book 2 - Photo Printing
Consider the photos you want to use for your book & get them printed so you can add them right away!
16: Bonus Mini
Use the same binding technique to create a mini book of any size!