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Monday, August 3, 2009

My Very First MOSD Goodness

I am SO excited to share my very first
MOSD goodness!
Before I get started, be sure to check out
more MOSD inspiration on the company blog here...
as well as the MOSD galleries here...
Talk about excellent inspiration!
so that you know, MOSD is a wholesale only company.
If you can not find MOSD products
at your local scrapbook or hobby store,
ask the manager/owner to investigate MOSD's goodness.
A Walk Down Memory Lane
Be sure to visit today and look for MOSD!
Now, what you see above is some of MOSD's
"Stacker Collections."
I personally love the "Best Friends!"
I created a mini album
showcasing a recent trip to our local theme park.
For the front and back covers of my album,
I used the "Perfectly Shaped Build a Book Bowtie."
Read on for instructions on
how to put your very own album together.
You will see below that I split one of my "bowties"
to create a double opening cover.
The first four of my pages open to the left.
The inside pages of my album are 5-1/2 x 5-3/4".
The last four pages of my album open to the right.

And you can see my back cover is the complete "bowtie."
You will need two "Bowtie" pieces of MOSD's
"Perfectly Shaped Build a Book" pieces.

Begin by cutting one of the pieces in half.

Trace one of the 1/2ed pieces onto desired cover paper
leaving about a 1/2" extened edge as seen here.
Also trace this 1/2ed piece
onto two other pieces without the 1/2" extended edge.
These will serve to cover the reverse sides of the cover.
Once you have your pattern trimmed out,
fold edges without adhering as shown.
The corners of the paper should form a diamond.
I've outlined mine with pencil.

Take each "diamond" and fold it down
creating a triangle of sorts.

After unfolding this triangle,
there should appear a triangle on the paper as shown here.
I've outlined mine with pencil.
Trim just ABOVE the line of the triangle.
Now adhere all side to your "bowtie."
Repeat this method with the back cover.
The extra pieces traced without the extra edge
are adhered on the reverse side
covering the excess of the front cover.

Another great product from MOSD
is their "Binding Rings!"
They have a ton to select from and
they are SO EASY to use.
As you can see in the picture here,
I used my binding rings to steady my covers
so I could evenly punches holes with my Cropadile.
Hope you've enjoyed this tutorial
and my very first MOSD goodness.


Anonymous said...

WOWZER!! What a really fun project Kelly Jean!! TFS!! HUGS

AmesOx said...

Great Album KellyJean! Absolutely wonderful first post :-)