SMASH*ing Thursday: Making a Mini Instax Mat

Thursday, September 20, 2012



Hi everyone!

I have a special post for today! :-D

Not only because it's another tutorial...

but because I have made my very first video tutorial in Spanish!!!

Yes, now all of my Spanish speaking friends can enjoy a tutorial made fully spoken in Spanish. Yeah, you read right... not written, but spoken! :-D

Now if you were wondering how my voice sounds like, then this is your chance to listen to me speak. But don't laugh ok? I'm fully aware that I sound funny...LOL!!

OK so to the rest of my international friends: in the following pics I'll be explaining how to make a Mini Instax (or instant camera) mat. I hope it is clear enough for you to understand, but if not, simply email me and I'd be glad to help you out! ;-)

Here's what you'll need:



  • Paper trimmer
  • Cardstock
  • Scissors and pencil

Step 1: Cut a piece of cardstock 3" x 3 1/2".

Step 2: Let's create the window. We will be rotating the cardstock clockwise: Position your cardstock at 1/4" and position the paper trimmer's blade at 1/4" too (see pics below).






Start cutting and stop at 2 1/2".





Rotate your cardstock and start cutting again from that last stop (2 1/2") to 2 3/4". Rotate your cardstock again and start cutting from that last stop (2 3/4") to 3 1/4". Rotate the cardstock once more and start cutting from that last stop (3 1/4") to 2 3/4" or right to where you began. 



Your new mat should look like this:





Optional: If you can't do it visually, use a pencil and mark your stops to guide your cutting.
  • Top left corner: 1/4" from left to right and from top to bottom.
  • Top right corner:  1/4" from right to left and from top to bottom.
  • Bottom right corner: 1" from bottom to top and 1/4" from right to left. (If doing it from top to bottom, the mark should be made at 2 1/2" and 1/4" from right to left.)
  • Bottom left corner: 1" from bottom to top and 1/4" from left to right.




And you're ready to decorate your Daybook and/or Smash Book!



To my Spanish speaking friends, here's my video for you to enjoy :-D




Let me know what you think ok? Thanks for stopping by!

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7 comentarios

  1. These look great. Thanks for sharing how you made them.

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  2. Love this tutorial! Thanks, and it helps alot that I have the same cutter you do haha :D

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  3. Very nice and clear tutorial. I love these. So cute.

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  4. Gracias por el tuto!!! Besitos!!

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  5. Yani you are very creative, thanks for always sharing your cool ideas.
    Happy Smashing!~
    -Sony
    sonia-studio60.blogspot.com

    **Me gusto el video y que bueno ya te atreviste hacerlos con tu voz, sigue adelante... SUERTE Y EXITO!~**

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  6. Thanks! It looks easy, let's see how it works for me.

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  7. Quedó muy bien el tuto y los moldes están bien "cute".

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