Saturday, October 24, 2009

Tutorial - Christmas Mini Album

It's only 3 months before Christmas. So have you started on last year's Christmas photos ? Here is a tutorial for a Christmas album for those photos or make one so you will be ready for this Christmas pictures.

To begin you need to select the cardstock color of your choice. I cut my longest page first. This album will be 4X6" when completed. Cut out a 4X6" piece from your selected cardstock. I use my edge punch to cut one edge of the page. You can use decorative scissors instead.

For the next page, using the previous page as a reference, I cut my paper a little shorter so that the decorative edge can be seen. Use the same or a different edge punch or decorative scissors to cut the edge off the second page.

Carry on with the next page until you have 4 inside pages for your album. Next I sprayed my pages with mist for added texture. You could also ink the edges of your album pages.

Now it's time to add the pretty papers. For my album I used Cosmo Cricket's Jolly Be Golly papers.

To achive a patchwork look for my pages, I cut small pieces from my pattern paper and inked the edges.

Next I arranged the placement of the pieces until I'm pleased with the way they look. Glue the pieces in place. To add to the patchwork look, I used my sewing machine to add some stitching to the paper.

Here is another view of the patchwork arrangement.

To complete the album, cut 2 pieces of cardstock or pattern papers to 4X6". I punched 2 holes into each piece of the album and joined all together with the rings.

Have fun. You can view more of my completed album at my gallery.



Carrie said...

Love the punched borders. Great idea!