For the pages of the album I decided to use a couple of sizes of the envelope shape, so I grabbed the 1-2-3 Punch Board and a few of the patterned papers from the
"Flower Girl" Collection.
For the front and back covers, I
selected the 7X7 card size and proceeded to cut, score
and assemble per the
instructions on the punch board. Note:I left the TOP flap
all of the pages.
For the four inner pages, I
selected the 6X6 card size.
Next, I used the Cinch Book
Binding Tool and activated the 3, 6 and 9 levers (this will allow punches at these areas
only). All of the inner pages were
punched at this setting. Standard
eyelets were placed in all of the punched holes and set with the Crop-A-Dile.
Moving on to the front/back
covers, I went back and activated the levers 1-12 and
punched the sides of the
two envelopes. The Gold 0.75” Cinch Wire was used to
bind the front and back pages together. I will show later on how I added the inner
pages to the Cinch binding!
Three one inch rings from my
stash were used to clip the inner pages onto the coil binding of the front and
back pages. When the album is lying
flat, it flips easily for viewing!
To the pockets of the inner
pages, I cut patterned paper to 5.5”W X 8.5”H for the two larger pockets and
4.5”W X 7.75”H for the four smaller pockets.
These are nice places to add journaling, extra photos or clip on
different ephemera and keepsakes. The
pockets are also roomy enough to add extra tags or clippings to.
From the “Flower Girl” Card &
Frame Kit, I selected various acetate frames and attached them to the tops of
the inner pocket inserts. Again, I used
the green eyelets and Crop-A-Dile for attaching. Different veneer pieces, puffy stickers and
die-cuts were added for decoration.
Patterned papers were also cut to
mat size and placed on the backs of the envelope
pages. These pages can accommodate a large 4X6 photo
or a few smaller photos.
I used some different American
Crafts Thickers from my stash to add extra-large words, as well as texture to the front page
and the little banner flags above.
You may also think of using this
style/shape mini album to design a house or home theme! With all of the pockets, it’s great for
storing receipts, bills-to-pay, etc. By
using the Cinch system, you can create well-made and professional looking mini
albums and organizers. Mom would love to
receive any type of these handmade gifts!
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