Good Wednesday morning and welcome to my blog!
A few weeks ago I went to a garage sale at Scrappin' Time and one of the items I bought was a pack of eight 2004 Scrapbooks etc. magazines for $1. What a bargain I thought. In one of those magazines I found the instructions for this project. This tutorial is bit lengthy, so grab a cup of coffee and get ready to be creative.
Cut two 4 1/2" squares of chipboard and two 6" squares of designer paper (DSP). Adhere a chipboard to the back of the DSP, centering it. Trim corner of DSP at a 45 degree angle about 1/16" away from each chipboard corner. Fold over the flaps and adhere; repeat.
Place the two covers facedown and butt them together. Hold two 32" lengths of ribbons together and fold them in half to find the center. Line up the center of the ribbons where the two covers butt and adhere the ribbons to the backs of the covers. I placed mine on the right side by accident, but then I made it work for me.
Cut two 4 1/4" squares of CS and adhere to each cover, covering the ribbons. I used sticky tape.
Cut a 4 7/8" x 4 1/4" piece of Kraft CS for the accordion spine. Score a line 3/4" away from one of the short edges of the CS. Score 10 more lines at 3/8" intervals and accordion-fold the spine piece to end up with six valley folds and five mountain folds.
Adhere with sticky tape the 3/4" edge of the spine to the inside of the back cover and the opposite 3/8" end of the spine to the inside of the front cover.
Cut five 4" squares of Kraft CS for the book pages. Rub page edges with a brown ink pad to give them a worn appearance.
Adhere the last page to the inside back back cover. Add sticky tape to one end of each of the 4" squares.
Add the remaining four pages into the four valley folds of the accordion strip.
Decorate the front cover however you want. I used a scallop circle punch flower, sizzlet leaves, the Bird w/Branches and Flower die by Sizzix and "love" was cut from the Home Decor cartridge. Tie the ribbons into a bow to close the album. Oh, and don't forget to add your pictures.
So we're done with the tutorial. Hope you try it out and if you have any questions, please contact me.