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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Christmas gifts

Here's a cute little photo albumn that would make a great Christmas gift or just a stocking stuffer.  And it's super easy to make.  If you want to see a video of one that was made with supplies other than Stampin Up! you can go to www.paperwishes.com.  I watched the video and decided to try it. 
So you need a sheet of cardstock that is 12" x 6".  Then you need to score it at 4", 41/2", 5", 51/2", 6", 61/2", 7", 71/2" and 8".  And the Simply Scoring tool makes this a really easy chore.

Then fold all the score lines and your card stock will look like this.

 Here's a close up of the folds.

 Now you're going to add the pages.  Just adhere the page to the first accordian fold.

Just add a sheet to each fold.  You'll have 4 pages.  And this is what it will look like.

Now in the video they left it like this and put a belly band on it but I didn't like it so loose so I added a spine to it.  Just cut a piece of card stock 6" x 1 1/2" and adhere it to the spine of the book.

And then decorate it.  You can decorate the pages inside also or just leave them plain and add pictures. 

1 comment:

  1. Boy, I'm just loven' that new camera of yours, Lynn!!! Your album is gorgeous, and you totally made it a WOW by adding the spine. Great gift idea for the relatives (I would add pictures that I had of "their" family for the coffee table). Okay, now I expect to have the awesome instructions on everything you post. Thank you so much for sharing with us.