Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Think Pink Mini Bra Inspiration Book

Today I wanted to share how to make this fun little Bra Inspiration Book with you all...

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To start off with I pulled this nifty bra from the digital collage sheet - Thanks for the Support (Altered Pages)  and re sized it so it was 2.8"x5" and printed off two of the exact same image. 
I cut one entire image out which will be used as the base for the book....
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The second image I cut the smaller bra cups.  The cups will play a dual roll as a template for the accordion book as well as the cover of the book if you will.
We're going to pad our bra ;) with a little accordion book where you will be able to write inspiring notes, words of encouragement, prayers, etc to/for the recipient.  I took a sheet of 8.5x11" paper, scored and folded it several times.  You need to crease the folds really well so the book lays completely flat. 
Next, use the cut-out cups as a template ~ you want to make sure you leave a space at the top & bottom of the design that will remain uncut or you'll loose the accordion aspect. 
Cut your book out and ink the edges in a nice pink ink.
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Now it's time to ink the cut-out cups with the same pink ink used on the book.  Glue the cups to the book.
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Adhere the book to the main bra image.  You can align the cups so it fits seamlessly into the design.
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Cut the straps off the second image (that you cut the cups out of) and glue them to the foundation bra.  This just gives the book a bit of extra support.
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Now it's time to work on the hanger.  I used this pretty pink mica powder and a bit of embossing ink to cover the wood....
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Glue the straps to the front and back of the hanger. 
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Finish off your design by stamping or writing a nifty little sentiment and a bit of Stickles around the edges of the hanger.   I added a piece of ribbon as a closure to hold the book in place. 
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It's all set for you to write your little words of encouragement inside!


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