Explosion Mini Book Part 3

Explosion Mini Book Part 3 is what we have for you today. I am feeling much better after my surgery. I truly appreciate all of the prayers, cards and well wishes and I am looking forward to getting crafty again!

We are creating the inside part of the explosion mini book which will also show you how to fold the pages so it works properly!

Supplies Needed for the Explosion Mini Book Part 3 Project

3 – 10″ square pieces of card stock

Bone folder

We are going to be creating two additional folded paper pages for the Explosion Mini Book.

Here is one of the outside covers and if you haven’t seen our previous two posts, please check out Explosion Mini Scrapbook Part 1

and Explosion Mini Book Part 2.

*NOTE: When putting this together next week, do not use wired ribbon. It doesn’t wear well. #Lessonlearned.

This is the inside page already folded. Although it may look complicated. There are only 3 folds for one page of the Explosion Mini Book Part 3. Trust me! YOU CAN DO THIS!

Take your paper and fold it in half as shown above. Use your bone folder to ensure the crease is strong.

Turn your paper a quarter turn and fold your paper. Once again, be sure to use your bone folder to ensure a strong crease.

This is what it will look like once you have completed 2 of the three folds for your Explosion Mini Book Part 3.

For your last fold, fold your paper to create a triangle as shown above.

This is what it looks like once it has been folded. Pretty simple, right? Now, we just need to invert a few of the folds we created.

Now we just need to invert a few of the folds we created. The triangle folds need to be folded the opposite way they currently are. The right is correct the left still needs to be folded up.


Here is a better picture as to how we need to fold both of the triangles toward the center of your paper.

Once your folds are correct,  your paper will look like this.

Take both  triangle sides that you just refolded the correct way and bring them both to the center of your paper as shown above.

This will leave  the square sides fanned out. Take the left side of your paper toward the center of your paper.

You will repeat this for the right side as shown above.

Using your bone folder, ensure all four sides of your paper have a reinforced crease.

This is what it will look like once you have it folded properly.

Repeat this so that you have three of these for the inside of your Explosion Mini Book.

You have finished the Explosion Mini Scrapbook Part 3 Project!

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Weathered Wood Frame in Minutes using Alcohol Ink Part 2: Personalize it with Love

Weathered Wood Frame in Minutes using Alcohol Ink Part 2: Personalize it with Love is what we are doing today. If you haven’t seen our first video on how to make your own weathered wood frame please go here to check it out. Today, we are going to put the word LOVE on your frame with jute twine. If you haven’t done this before, it is easy with fabulous results! You can check out our video above or our step by step instructions below or BOTH! Let’s get started!

Supplies Needed


Jute Twine

Liquid Adhesive


Paperclipssupplies 1-4-16

To start Weathered Wood Frame in Minutes using Alcohol Ink Part 2: Personalize it with Love, get out your jute and liquid adhesive. I used Aleene’s Quick Dry Tacky Glue.

Aleenes Glue

Take your jute twine and be sure to leave enough on the ends so that you can have some play if you wish to embellish more on your frame. For every letter, be sure you do a practice run to see how it will look before applying adhesive.

figure out first letterApply your adhesive to your first letter “intersection” or where the jute crosses for the letter.

apply glue to twineCreate your letter and press down on the area where the adhesive was placed. Get out a pair of scissors or an item you can use to place pressure safely on your twine.

use scissors or an object to press the twine together with the adhesiveI used the back of my pair of scissors or you can use any item that you can place pressure on the area safely in which the adhesive was applied. This will help to get the adhesive in the fibers to ensure adhesion.

use the back of the scissors

Apply adhesive to the second area of the letter “L”. Apply pressure as instructed above. This is what it looks like once that is done.

the first letter is complete

Repeat the gluing process for all of the letters.

letter o

For the letter “V” I pinched the areas simply with my fingers to create the angular areas for the letter.

pinch the v areas together for a better angle

Once all of the gluing is done (or you can do this after each letter is glued) place paperclips on the areas that were glued to ensure pressure on those areas. Set aside to dry for 1-2 hours or more depending on how much glue you have used and how much time you have.

Paper clip all areasTake out your frame. Take out all of the inside pieces and glass so that you are left with only the frame.take all of the inside glass and mats out of the frame leaving the frame by itself

Take out your jute twine word creation. Check to see if dry. If it is, remove the paperclips from the twine.
remove paper clips

Loosely place the word on the frame to check out the placement of where it will go.

place twine on frame to layout placement

Take the adhesive and place some on the back of the word “intersections” where it had been glued previously. Press down on the letter onto the frame.

apply pressure to l onto frame

Continue to adhere the letters onto the frame holding it in place to ensure its adhesion.

apply adhesive to the e

Take the ends of the twine and trim so that it fits for your end result. I wanted the word to end on the side of the frame so I trimmed accordingly. Spread the ends of the twine so that there is a little bit more for the adhesive to adhere to. Place adhesive on the first end and adhere to the side of the frame.

adhere the twine to the side fo the frame

Adhere the other side of the twine to the other side of the frame.

other side of the frame

Apply pressure to any areas that may come loose. Add more adhesive where necessary. Your project is complete!

finished frame

Set aside to dry for 1-2 hours or longer as you feel necessary.

Here are the frames I made for my sister. I totally forgot to take pics so she was sweet enuf to send them to me.



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