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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Mini Album - Page 7 & 8

Pages 7 and 8 feature some nice large tags with plenty of room for journaling.  I've also added another photo matt on page seven that doubles as a tag pocket, which is a good way to make sure you have plenty room for everything you want to add to your album!
To add some further interest to my photo matt I decided to add a piece of ribbon and bow.  I was careful not to secure the ribbon to the matt so that I could slide a photo underneath.

Page eight is created with a 6" x 6" piece of cardstock and the same sized piece of patterned paper secured to it with double-sided tape.

I made a large pocket that spanned the entire width of the page, meaning my tag could also be nice and large.

Secure the pages in the same manner as the others, remembering to keep that 1/8" gap between the edge of the page and the fold of the binding.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Mini Album - Page 5 & 6

To add some interest to my album, I'm going to make pages 5 and 6 narrower than the pages before.  These two pages will have a finished measurement of about 6" x 41/2".  (I started with two pieces of cardstock measuring 6" x 5", then punched along one edge with a border punch reducing the width of each page by about 1/2").
Page one
Page two
As these two pages are so narrow, I'm going to add a nice large tag between.

I'll add the pages in the same manner as before, remembering to keep an 1/8" space between the edge of the page and the fold of the binding.

Tomorrow we'll add pages 7 and 8.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Mini Album - Page 3 & 4

Moving right along to pages 3 and 4, which are pretty much the same as other pages that I have made.  On page 3 I have added a photo matt that doubles as a tag pocket, and on page 4 I have made a pocket that holds two tags - one large and one small.
Page Four

The large tag...
... and the small tag. 
I don't want a pocket between these two pages so I simply add double sided tape to all the edges, as well as a few pieces to the centre for good measure.

The pages are placed in the album in the same manner, remembering to leave a gap between the edge of the page and the fold of the binding.

My album is starting to fill up nicely.  I really like the tags and embellishments that are sticking out from the top and side.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Mini Album - Page 1 & 2

The next step in our mini album is creating the pages.  Each page is affixed back to back to a partner, as you'd find in a normal book, so I'm going to work in pairs, securing each double page into my album as it is created.
Each page is going to measure 6" x 6", although I want some of the pages to have a fold out section, which I'll explain when we move onto page two.  For now, I'm going to start with one 6" x 6" piece of brown cardstock and one 6" x 6" piece of patterned paper.
I used double-sided tape to adhere the paper and cardstock together, then started adding pockets and embellishments.  The long piece of patterned paper on the page below is a pocket that opens on the left-hand side.  It will hold a square tag.

The back of the tag is decorated with a sentiment stamp leaving plenty of room for journaling or even some small photos.

The completed page.  As you can see, I added a couple of butterflies and also decorated the front of the tag with patterned paper, some little letters and a charm.

Page two has a flip out section on the left hand side.  To create this, I started with a piece of cardstock measuring 6" x 9" then folded it so I ended up with a 3" flap that can open and close.  I used a scallop border punch to add a nice edge.
Here are my two pages side by side.  When I secure them to the binding of my album, they will be back to back.
Add a couple of lengths of double sided tape to the back of your pages, ensuring that you add it to the side that is going to be secured to the binding.
I want to make a pocket between the two pages for a large tag, so as with the smaller tag pockets, I've used double sided tape on three sides leaving a place for a large tag to slide in and out.

I don't want my tag to slide all the way into the pocket so I add an extra piece of tape where I want it to stop.

Now I will secure the pages to my binding, starting with page one.  Remove the backing of the double sided tape and line up the edge of the page with the first piece of binding. 

Don't let the page go all the way down to the fold line or you'll have trouble keeping the pages closed.  I left about 1/8" between the edge of the page and the fold line.

Now secure page two to the back of page one.  The double sided tape we applied before will hold it in place as well as form the pocket for the large tag.

Now we have our first double page in place.  All that's left is to decorate the tag and place it between the two pages.

Here's the decorated tag...

... and the page complete with tag.

Tomorrow we'll move on to pages 3 & 4.