Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Post Mother's Day Album

Happy be-lated Mother's Day to all of my crafty friends!
I had the pleasure of crafting a very special mini album all about "mom" for
WE R MEMORY KEEPERS

For the pages of the album I decided to use a couple of sizes of the envelope shape, 
so I grabbed the 1-2-3 Punch Board and a few of the patterned papers from the 
"Flower Girl" Collection.
For the front and back covers, I selected the 7X7 card size and proceeded to cut, score
 and assemble per the instructions on the punch board.  Note:  I left the TOP flap 
unscored on all of the pages.

For the four inner pages, I selected the 6X6 card size.



Next, I used the Cinch Book Binding Tool and activated the 3, 6 and 9 levers (this will
 allow punches at these areas only).  All of the inner pages were punched at this setting.

Standard eyelets were placed in all of the punched holes and set with the Crop-A-Dile.


Moving on to the front/back covers, I went back and activated the levers 1-12 and
 punched the sides of the two envelopes.  The Gold 0.75” Cinch Wire  was used to 
bind the front and back pages together.  I will show later on how I added the inner
 pages to the Cinch binding!






 Three one inch rings from my stash were used to clip the inner pages onto the coil
 binding of the front and back pages.  When the album is lying flat, it flips easily for viewing!


To the pockets of the inner pages, I cut patterned paper to 5.5”W X 8.5”H for the
 two larger pockets and 4.5”W X 7.75”H for the four smaller pockets.  These are
nice places to add journaling, extra photos or clip on different ephemera and keepsakes.  The pockets are also roomy enough to add extra tags or clippings to.



 From the “Flower Girl” Card & Frame Kit, I selected various acetate frames and
 attached them to the tops of the inner pocket inserts.  Again, I used the green eyelets
 and Crop-A-Dile for attaching.  Different veneer pieces, puffy stickers and die-cuts
 were added for decoration.



Patterned papers were also cut to mat size and placed on the backs of the envelope 
pages.  These pages can accommodate a large 4X6 photo or a few smaller photos.



I used some different American Crafts Thickers from my stash to add extra-large words, as well as texture to the front page and the little banner flags above. 

You may also think of using this style/shape mini album to design a house or home theme!  With all of the pockets, it’s great for storing receipts, bills-to-pay, etc.  By using the Cinch system, you can create well-made and professional looking mini albums and organizers.  Mom would love to receive any type of these handmade gifts!

1 comments:

  1. This album is so amazing and so clever - love the idea of the envelope pages!! You are such a genius crafter - so brilliant and creative!! Hugs!!

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