On the Cutting Edge: Mini Album

Materials

  • Cardstock: tan, light brown, dark brown, white, bright blue, dark blue
  • October Afternoon Report Card Collection Papers
  • Binder rings, three
  • Assorted buttons and brads
  • Ribbon: pale aqua dot, navy double-stitched, chocolate satin
  • Hemp twine
  • Photos

Tools

  • Impression Obsession Stamps: Cover-a-Card Small Dots, Solid Florals, Travel, Travel Seals, Friends Seals, I Wish For You
  • Spellbinders Paper Arts Grand Calibur Embossing & Die-Cutting System and Dies: Grand Nestabilities Creative Book Pages; Nestabilities Lacey Circles and Labels Three, Five, and Ten; Shapeabilities Labels Trio
  • Clearsnap ColorBox Fluid Chalk Inkpads: Lipstick Red, Creamy Brown, Chestnut Roan, French Blue
  • We R Memory Keepers Crop-a-Dile Tool
  • Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: Permanent Tape Runner, 3-D Foam Squares

Basic Supplies

paper trimmer, scissors, ruler, pencil

Directions

STEP 1

  • Die cut ten postage stamp Creative Book Pages from tan cardstock. Adhere pages together in pairs to create five dual-layered pages.

STEP 2

  • Measure and mark 3/8” from straight edge of first page and 1” from bottom edge. Repeat at top of page. Measure and mark center between first two marks.

STEP 3

  • Punch hole at each pencil mark. Use first page as template to punch holes in remaining pages.

STEP 4

  • Decorate pages as shown using stamps, ink, die cuts, photos, ribbons, buttons, and twine. Avoid covering holes, or re-punch prior to assembling album.

STEP 5

  • Assemble album; insert binder rings.
by Keri Lee Sereika
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