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Saturday, September 08, 2007

Mini Memories!!!

This is a mini photo album I decorated. It was already made. The left side had wood pieces but I took them off because I couldn't get them back on after laying with decorative papers. I added a folded strip of brown card stock in place of the wood pieces. The wood was blond and it wouldn't have looked well with it anyway. I could paint it but I didn't feel like digging out the paints. Plus it still wouldn't fit!!! Extender posts would be the trick here. SO this is how it's going to look.

I think it's a great album for a guy. Not much guy stuff out there. The top green paper is the back side of the strip paper. I used 3 stamps from the Stampin' Up! "Wanted" set and Sahara Sand ink pad to decorate it. The top just needed something to tie in the center circle "thing". Such wonderful stamping terminology!!! LOL Things and thingy's are very common items used when stamping, don't you think??? LOL It all started with that "Stamp-a-ma-jig!!!" LOL

I used the Mega scallop punch on the Chocolate Chip circle and I used the Stampin' Up! new scallop punch for the center circle. I did stamp the image first and then lined it up. I used the "Expressive Flexible Phrases" Stampin' Up! word set for the little "memories" word. I ran the ribbon around the whole thing before I put the screws back in. The ribbon is glued in place on the seam line just in the front. The back is the same paper as on the top part of the album. It was a very quick project to do. These would be great for a stamp camp. I believe you can buy the posts at your local craft store. It would be easy enough to cut some card stock and a couple of pieces of chipboard and make your own. This one measures 5" x 4". You would need to cut the inside papers 6" x 4". You will be scoring and folding over the left side (the one where you will punch two holes). This score and fold is done at 1" in. The purpose of this is to allow room for the thickness of photos. You don't want your book to be fanning out on the right side. Should this happen, just cut some strips of card stock or even chipboard and add it to the left side. This will raise up that end and help to balance out things. You don't need to add more pages to balance this out, just add 1" strips every few pages. You'll see as you add them how many you need and how far to space them.

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Jeannie said...

I really like this album -- you're right - it would be great for a guy. jeannie
p.s. I like your idea of adding even more tutorials to your blog, although I have to say I primarily come to your blog as it is since you have such a wealth of information on here! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

jodene said...

Very pretty!!

Heather P. said...

This is SO pretty!