Hi Everyone - I have a mini album to show you today. Super easy and super economical as you can make it from one single sheet of 12x12 paper. Make sure you read to the end to see a picture tutorial on how it's made!
I made this for sister (she's the one having the baby BTW!)so she could show her new baby pics of all his/her cousins! She is in the UK - which is a long way from New Zealand - so I wanted to send something really personal..
This was made with the actual collection (as opposed to the digital collection)and I kept decoration inside to a simple photo mat as I really wanted the photos to stand out
A few stickers, rubons, chipboard piece is all you need to keep the look simple and fresh..
I have seen a few of these on the internet, but not many with good pictures - so I hope this makes the process of making one of these albums easy to follow!
- Take a piece of 12”x12” paper
- Trim off four inches from one side, leaving 1 piece 12”x8” and 1 piece 12”x4”
- Take the 12”x8” piece and fold in half length ways and width ways
- Fold up the two shorter sides to meet in the middle, making 8 segments all 3”x4”
- Using a sharp knife – make a cut as shown through the paper
- Fold the paper at the remaining intact fold and using the folds as a guide create a book!
- Glue pages together as shown at a, b and c to create 3 pages of double thickness paper and 2 covers of single thickness
- Take your remaining 12x4” piece and glue to one side of the book
- Turn book over and crease at the spine of the book firmly before gluing the other side of the cover. This will ensure a neat finish and mean there is enough paper over the spine to allow the book to open freely
- Trim off the excess paper from the cover with a sharp knife
- Your book is complete and ready to decorate
- IDEAS – you can round the corners, or before gluing the centre pages together, cut out a shape using a die cutting machine or punch and place acetate between the pages for a window.
Whenever I try a project like this for the first time, I use scrap paper so I can mark up right sides, wrong sides, measurements etc. I can play around with it and experiment without ruining any really nice paper!
Here are another couple of examples:
Hope you give this a go as it's so quick and easy to create a couple in an evening for a quick gift.
More tomorrow - so stay tuned!