About this class
My favorite memories are almost always in the SUN! I am a self-confessed “Sun Chaser”! Whether it’s a destination vacation, or just an afternoon hike, family picnic, or game at the park, everything is better in the SUN! This class is dedicated to your “Sunniest” stories! In this class, I will be showing you two variations of a mini-album style that is quick and simple to construct, and holds LOTS of photos! I’ll be sharing my tips for SPEED, DESIGN, interactive elements, maximizing photos and stories, and helping you capture some of your most favorite “Sunny stories!” These books make the perfect gifts for graduates, new babies, newlyweds… and every other SUNSHINE-Y good time! Once you learn my secrets, you will be able to use the same ideas to make mini-albums in all shapes and sizes just using these same ideas! For now, grab the “Sun Chasers” bundle, and figure out what items you will need from the class supply list… get those photos printed, because it’s way more fun with PHOTOS!
Class videos will be available at 8 am Eastern on Monday May 30th
So I’ll see you then!!
Heidi Swappread bio
About Heidi Swapp
Heidi Swapp is a storyteller, craft and decor designer, creative instructor, author, and speaker who firmly believes life doesn’t have to be perfect to be wonderful. Her favorite job is that of wife and mother to five children, ranging in age from young adults to elementary school. She started connecting with audiences worldwide in 2000 through scrapbooking magazines and events, later sharing her passion for memory keeping through blogging, social media, and her signature line of creative products. Her large online audience rallied around the Swapp family when their oldest son, Cory, took his life in 2015 at age 16. Throughout this unbearable ordeal, Heidi has continued to share and connect, becoming an advocate for suicide prevention through community events and the Light the Fight podcast. Heidi’s work can be found on heidiswapp.com, @heidiswapp on Instagram, and facebook.com/heidiswapp.
Learn to make these mini-books with a unique cover design as well as lots of interesting page concepts and fun interactive inside pages.
1 Hour 30 Minutes
It will take you about an hour and a half to watch the videos, then plan on spending between one and two hours crafting your books. Once you're done, have fun embellishing and adding photos and memories.
Go at your own pace! All lessons will be available at once, so you can work through the class content on a schedule that works for you.
01: Book 1 - Prep The Chipboard
Prepare the chipboard pieces for the cover of the book!
02: Book 1 - Book Pages
Trim the inside pages for the back to back book!
03: Book 1 - Back To Back
Put the pieces of your back to back book together!
04: Book 1 - Tag Pages
Create tag pages that have hidden, interactive elements!
05: Book 1 - Book & Bind
It's time to add the booklets to the book!
06: Book 1 - Covers On
Add two covers to the book—a chipboard cover and clear cover!
07: Book 1 - The Cute Part
Have fun decorating the book cover!
08: Book 2 - Inside Pages
Get started on the inside pages for book two!
09: Book 2 - More Pages
Create more inside pages including a clear page, tag pocket page and two openable pages!
10: Book 2 - Build The House
Create the cover and housing for your book!
11: Book 2 - Pages & Prongs
Add the prong fastener and load the pages into your book!
12: Book 2 - Case Closed
Use a tag and a small piece of chipboard to add a fun closure to the front of your book!
13: The FUN Stuff
Decorate the cover of the book!
14: Final Walk Through
Tour Heidi’s 4 projects page by page