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Friday, July 31, 2009


This album kit using Teresa Collins' die-cuts isperfectly suited to a mini album about LOVE. It would be a great wedding or anniversary present, or just a little something for yourself to keep and remember.

It is available at Scrap N Craft With T and can be purchased HERE.

Step 1:

Print the page template that will be emailed to you on an A4 sheet of paper (email admin@scrapncraftwitht after purchasing). Trace these shapes to the acetate sheet, and cut them out. You should now have a semi-circle, a scalloped semi-circle and a bracket-edged page. Paint the edges of these with red paint to make them stand out more.
Step 2:
Line the edges of the die-cut pages with the acetate pages. Alternate between paper and acetate, working from smallest to largest so the edges of the pages can be seen. Punch 5 holes along the edge of the pages at (measuring from top) 1 inch, 2.25 inches, 3.5 inches, 4.75 inches and 6 inches (approximate measurements - use your own judgement if the measurements aren't quite lining up for you). To keep all the pages together I used small clips, but you could use pegs or even just hold them if you're feeling adventurous!
Step 3:
Cut 5 pieces of ribbon approximately 10cm long and tie them through the holes, binding all the pages together. Make sure you don't tie the ribbon right up against the pages as this will make the pages very difficult to open. Tie the loops loosely to ensure the pages are free.
Step 4:

Use a corner rounder to round the edges of all your photos. Decide which photos will be on which pages.

Step 5:

Start embellishing! Use the Carolee Creations Tiny Alphas to create titles, the pearls as the centres of flowers and flourishes, and the remaining ribbon to run along the border of the front page. See the following pages for inspiration...

Remember that what you put on one side of the acetate sheets will be visible on the other side. That includes any tapes or adhesives you use. To counteract this, I mirrored the embellishments on both sides of the pages. If one side has 2 photos and a strip of flowers, I did the same on the other side. I used double-sided tape and glossy accents as the adhesives, but any strong adhesive would work just as well.

Use the white paper left over on the page that was holding the die-cuts to create tags and journaling strips. A great way to use up the scraps without having to delve into your stash.

And there you have the finished product. A gorgeous themed mini album to celebrate the love in your life.

The kit is only $7.50 and available to buy HERE. At such a low price they'll be walking out the door, so act quickly!

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