When giving scrapbooks as gifts it's always nice to decorate the cover so that it will make a great coffee table book. This 8" x 8" album is perfect for the couple to print out their favorite photos to slip inside and maybe even do a little journaling.
- ScanNCut machine and accessories
- USB flash drive (see the compatible ones HERE)
- Fabric covered scrapbook album
- Rhinestone starter kit
- Download the free rhinestone cut file HERE!
How to add rhinestones to a scrapbook cover
Step 1 - Open up SNC Canvas and create your pattern either using the rhinestone function with the existing patterns or by tracing an image and then using the rhinestone wizard function (located under "edit") to create the rhinestone pattern.
Step 2 - Before you cut out your design be sure to do a test cut of the template sheet. You want to be able to cut through the template sheet, but not the backing. I have my blade set to 5 and the pressure at 0, but your blade may need a different adjustment.
Step 3 - Cut out the pattern.
Step 4 - Once it's done cutting, remove the backing from the template sheet by pulling it off quickly.
Step 5 - If you notice any holes that didn't pop off of the template sheet when you removed it from the backing then remove those now.
Step 6 - Place the backing board into the box lid so the shiny side is facing up. Press the template sheet onto the backing board and smooth it all out.
Step 7 - Pour the rhinestones on top of the pattern and use the brush in a circular motion to brush them into place.
Step 9 - Place the transfer paper onto your scrapbook cover and then cover it with a pressing cloth. Iron in one place for about 45 - 60 seconds, or until all of the rhinestones are adhered.
Step 10 - Allow it to cool and then remove the transfer sheet.
And there you go! A beautiful album cover!
Sponsor: Brother International
Disclosure: I am a paid consultant for Brother International Corporation and have received a ScanNCut from Brother to evaluate. However, the opinions expressed are entirely my own and based on my use of the product.