Whether you need an Easter basket stuffer or a fun craft for kids,
these Simply Spring Mini Travelers are a breeze to put together!
For this duo, you will need: an 8X8 sheet protector (full sheet w/out pockets),
round elastic cording, scrapbook papers and embellishments. As far as "tools
", I've used a sewing machine, but this is optional if you don't have one.
To get started, I trimmed away the edge of the page protector
where the holes are located. Next, I cut a sheet of patterned
paper to 8X8 and inserted into the protector.
I cut the protector and paper (horizontally) and loaded the paper
into each sleeve with the opening at the top. One edge of the protector
will be left unattached, so I solved this by adding
an eyelet to hold the side closed:
Next, I scored a 1/2" spine into the paper/protector
(scored at 3.75" and 4.25") and then folded several times to create nice creases.
I used my sewing machine to create a zig-zag stitching
down the center of the spine. This just helps to secure the
protector, so you could hand-stitch, staple or use brads/eyelets
if you don't have a machine.
You will also see (above) that I hole punched an 1/8" hole
the top and bottom of the spine and also at the center of the spine.
tied through a piece of round elastic through the spine and knotted inside.
For the closure, I knotted a small piece of elastic and slipped
through the middle hole (with the knot on the inside).
Now onto the pages! I cut six strips of double-sided paper
to 6.75" X 3.5", layered them all together (one on top of the other)
and inserted them through the elastic:
For the embellishing, I simply used a 2.5"square die to cut
mats and then added them with foam tape.
I also included some of the small stickers and sprinkles!
This recipe is for one of the mini travelers, so just repeat the process for other mini.
I added a ball chain through the eyelet at the back and loaded
it with a cute tag, shaped clips and then tied on a bow!
So perfect for an Easter basket stuffer or add photos
and give as a brag book to grandma!
Have a HAPPY EASTER!