How to Use a Corset Bind for Albums

 
Hello, G45ers!

Try something new this week, perhaps a new binding technique or how to elevate your projects with fibers.  Today on the Graphic 45 blog, Kristine Woods teaches us both in an easy to follow video tutorial.  Along with that Kristine shares step by step instructions on how to create a mini album using our Voyage Beneath the Sea papers and our Tag Staples.

 

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#G45Technique – How to Use a Corset Binding for Your Tag Albums

By Kristine Woods 

 

“Hi crafty friends. It’s Kristine here to share a fun technique with you. Today, I will show you how to use a corset binding for your albums. I will be using the Graphic 45 regular tags as my album base and the Voyage Beneath the Sea  collection to decorate them. Below, I show you the steps to create the 6 tags. In the video, I will first show you how to create coral using fun fur and Mod Podge, and then I will teach you how to bind the tag album.

 

-Video Tutorial-

How to Corset Bind Albums & DIY Coral by Kristine Woods

 
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-Creating the Tags-

Ink 6 regular tag bases. Cut 6 tags from Aquatic Passage (12×12 collection) and glue to the front and back of 3 tags. Cut 6 tags from Ocean Quest (12×12 collection) and glue to the front and back of 3 tags.

 

 

Use a ruler to mark along the left side of the tags in the center, then at 1″ and 2″ from the center on each side. Punch holes and add eyelets to the holes.

 

 

Use G45 metal dies to cut 2 clock faces and ornate frames (keep thin circle off-cut) from metallic gold paper. Use G45 metal die to cut gears out of metallic gold paper and plain cardstock (I used a scrap of Kraft). Glue the metallic die cut on top the plain die cut.

 

 

Tag 1

  1. Place the gold ornate circle frame die cut in the upper left corner of the tag.

  2. Add a piece of chipboard or foam tape to the back of the mermaid cut apart from Wild Wild Waves (8×8 papers).

  3. Tuck three gold gear die cuts under the cut apart card, and glue one gear to the top right corner.

  4. Glue two pieces of coral fun fur  to the sides of the cut apart.

  5. Add chipboard to the back of the “I love you more…” strip from Deep Blue Dreams (8×8 papers), and glue to the bottom of the tag.

  6. Back the “Voyage” sticker on chipboard and glue to the top left.

  7. Glue three matte pearl gems and one key to the tag.

  8. Tie ribbon through the top of the tag.

  9. Flip over. Place a 3 ¼” x 3 ¼” white mat on a 3 ⅜” x 3 ¾” piece of Aquatic Passage and glue to the center of the tag. Add a piece of ribbon to the top (only glue the sides) and a chipboard piece.

 

 

Tag 2

  1. Cut a 3″ x 4″ piece of Steampunk Splash (8×8 papers) and then cut diagonally into two pieces. Place in the top right and bottom left corners of the tag.

  2. Add a piece of chipboard or foam tape to the back of the cut apart from Wild Wild Waves (8×8 papers).

  3. Cut a piece from the gold ornate circle frame die cut and place under the cut apart on the right hand side.

  4. Glue pieces of coral fun fur to the sides of the cut apart.

  5. Glue the chipboard piece to the bottom right corner.

  6. Back the starfish sticker on chipboard and glue to the bottom left.

  7. Glue the gold gears die cuts to the top of the cut apart card.

  8. Glue three gold matte pearl gems to the tag.

  9. Tie ribbon through the top of the tag.

  10. Flip over. Place a 3 ¼” x 3 ¼” white mat on a 3 ⅜” x 3 ¾” piece of Neptune’s Adventure and glue towards of the tag. Glue the cut apart from Voyage Beneath the Sea to the bottom of the tag (leave the top unglued so a photo will slide behind it).

 

Tag 3

  1. Glue the gold clock face die cut to the top right corner, and add a large gold gear die cut to the center.

  2. Cut a 2″ x 4 ½” piece of Steampunk Splash b-side (8×8 papers) and glue to the top left part of the tag.

  3. Add a piece of chipboard or foam tape to the back of both cut aparts from Voyage Beneath the Sea (8×8 papers). Glue the seahorse cut apart to the tag, just below the piece of Steampunk Splash.

  4. Back the small cut apart on a 2” x 2” piece of Steampunk Splash. Glue the piece to the tag with a piece of chipboard under the right side so it lays flat.

  5. Glue the gold gears die cuts to the top of the tag and add four gold matte pearl gems to the centers.

  6. Glue pieces of coral fun fur below the small cut apart and add a chipboard piece.

  7. Tie ribbon through the top of the tag.

  8. Flip over. Place a 3 ¼” x 3 ¼” white mat on a 3 ⅜” x 3 ¾” piece of Aquatic Passage and glue to the center of the tag. Add a piece of ribbon to the top (only glue the sides) and a chipboard piece.

 

Tag 4

  1. Glue a gold thin circle off cut (from the clock and frame die cuts) to the top right corner.

  2. Glue the small cut apart from Wild Wild Waves (8×8 papers) to the top left corner.

  3. Add a piece of chipboard or foam tape to the back of the cut apart from Mermaid Melody (8×8 papers). Glue slightly off center to the left.

  4. Tuck some gold gear die cuts behind the cut apart.

  5. Glue the triangle piece from Voyage Beneath the Sea to the bottom right corner.

  6. Cut a piece of “Sea of Wonders” from Deep Blue Dreams (8×8 papers) and glue to the top of the tag.

  7. Glue pieces of coral fun fur to the sides of the cut apart.

  8. Add chipboard pieces and glue gold matte pearl gems to the centers.

  9. Back the sticker on chipboard and glue to the top right corner of the tag.

  10. Tie ribbon through the top of the tag.

  11. Flip over. Place a 3 ¼” x 3 ¼” white mat on a 3 ⅜” x 3 ¾” piece of Neptune’s Adventure and glue towards of the tag. Glue the cut apart from Mermaid Melody.

 

Tag 5

  1. Glue the gold clock face die cut to the bottom left corner of the tag.

  2. Cut a section of the fish border strip (then cut in half) from Deep Blue Sea (8×8 papers). Add one piece to the top left corner and the other piece to the right hand side of the tag.

  3. Add a piece of chipboard or foam tape to the back of the cut apart from Wild Wild Waves (8×8 papers). Glue to the tag slightly toward the top.

  4. Cut two sections of the “Voyage” border strip from Deep Blue Sea (8×8 papers). Add a piece of chipboard to the bottom right portion to pop it up. Glue to the top of the cut apart. Glue the chipboard starfish piece beside it.

  5. Glue two gold metal die cuts to the bottom part of the cut apart and place the chipboard piece with a matte pearl gem on it.

  6. Glue pieces of coral fun fur to the bottom left side of the cut apart, and add a metal key with a gold matte pearl gem in the center.

  7. Tie ribbon through the top of the tag.

  8. Flip over. Place a 3 ¼” x 3 ¼” white mat on a 3 ⅜” x 3 ¾” piece of Aquatic Passage and glue to the center of the tag. Add a piece of ribbon to the top (only glue the sides) and a chipboard piece.

 

Tag 6

  1. Glue the triangle piece from Voyage Beneath the Sea to the top left corner.

  2. Cut a 2 ½” x 4” piece of Steampunk Splash (8×8 papers)and glue to the bottom right part of the tag.

  3. Glue a gold thin circle off cut (from the clock and frame die cuts) to the top right corner.

  4. Add a piece of chipboard or foam tape to the back of the cut apart from Mermaid Melody (8×8 papers). Glue to the center of the page, tucking one corner under the gold circle.

  5. Tuck the gold gear die cuts behind the cut apart card. Glue gold matte pearl gems to the center of the gears.

  6. Glue pieces of coral fun fur to the bottom right side of the cut apart.

  7. Glue the chipboard piece to the top right corner of the cut apart.

  8. Tie ribbon through the top of the tag.

  9. Flip over. Place a 3 ¼” x 3 ¼” white mat on a 3 ⅜” x 3 ¾” piece of Neptune’s Adventure and glue towards of the tag. Glue the cut apart from Voyage Beneath the Sea.

 

Now that your tags are finished, check out the video tutorial to learn how to bind your tags into an album.” ~ Kristine 

 

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