Thursday, July 22, 2021

mini book with the mini cinch

The phrase "good things come in small packages" is definitely true when it comes to the We R Memory Keepers Mini Cinch. It's a small book binding machine that packs a big punch! I love that it doesn't take up much space in my craft room, it's light weight and easy to transport, and it's as powerful as the original larger Cinch. Recently I made a mini book with the Mini Cinch using some leftovers from a card kit, plus some family photos. Take a look!


I started with some leftovers from the Jen Hadfield Reaching Out card kit, which you can purchase at Scrapbook.com HERE. I used double sided tape to tape the cards shut. That makes for sturdy covers and pages that have color and pattern on both sides.


I also used the leftover envelopes, cutting off the top flap to create interactive pockets where I placed some of the pages. I added tabs that I punched out of leftover cards with the We R Memory Keepers Tab Punch. You can buy that on Scrapbook.com HERE.


To supplement the cards from the kit I used leftover scraps from the Jen Hadfield Reaching Out 6x8 paper pad HERE. That helped to create additional layers on the pages. You could also just stick with the cards, stickers, washi tape and die cuts from the card kit.


Once I created all of my pages and envelopes, I bound them together with the new Mini Cinch from We R Memory Keepers, available HERE. I love the Mini Cinch because it's got the same power and ease of use as the original Cinch binding machine, but it's about half the size which means it's easier to store and transport. Plus, smaller is always cuter, am I right?


If you'd like to watch an overview for creating with the Mini Cinch, check out the video below. You can also find a live demo I did for HSN on their website here: https://www.hsn.com/products/we-are-memory-keepers-mini-cinch-book-binding-bundle/20112128#


Here are the rest of the inside pages so you can see how I embellished each one. Using leftovers from this card kit made it so easy to create this! All the stickers, die cuts, washi tape and embellishments matched perfectly and were ready to go, so all I had to do was stick them on. No guesswork, so struggling.







This is one of my all time favorite projects. I love making mini books from card kits--it's super easy and looks so cute! 

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