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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Doodlebug Chunky Twine Tutorial

Good morning friends!  I have a tutorial to share with you today.  The Doodlebug design team was asked to create a project where Chunky Twine was the star of the project.  I created a simple 4x6 album full of black and white family photos, but the fun part was the cover!  

To create my album, I found three small pieces of scrap chipboard.  I used white, but you could easily use regular grey chipboard and cover the pieces with pattern paper or paint.  The two cover pieces are 5" x 6 1/4", and the other piece is 4" x 6".  I used a heavy-duty hole punch to punch binding holes in the front and back cover pieces.


Next, I taped one end of my black chunky twine to the back of my 4x6 chipboard, applied a small amount of liquid glue to the front, and starting wrapping the twine around the board.  I repeated this process several times with black, grey, and white chunky twine ... taping the ends on the back, and glueing on the front.  I finish the top of the piece with red twine for a pop of color.



Once the twine was wrapped around the entire 4x6 piece, I used a strong liquid glue to adhere it to the cover of my album (Note:  I added a piece of 4 1/4" x 6 1/4" mint pattern paper and some fancy frills stickers to the album cover before adhering the twine piece)


I added mint pattern paper to the inside front and back covers also, and created a chunky twine heart to carry the twine into the inside.  

For the heart, I just punched out a heart shape from white card stock and then added red twine to the heart, glueing as a followed the card stock shape.

For my inside pages, I kept them simple -- plain white card stock measuring 4 3/4" x 6 1/4".  I punched the binding holes and then just added my black and white photos.  I added 10 pages, so I have 20 fun family photos throughout my album.  This little album will be a fun keepsake to carry in my purse and share with friends :)

I hope you enjoyed this quick little tutorial and will visit me over on our Facebook Page or Instagram to stay up to date on our latest kits, sales, and giveaways! 

Supplies Used:
Chipboard
Binding rings
Strong liquid adhesive

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