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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Badge Holder Albums - Weekend Project

While digging in one of my craft drawers I ran across a project I was going to do someday. Guess what? It’s “someday!” LOL I found a bunch of packages of badge holders I was going to use to make a mini album.

This is a fun and not very expensive little project. You can use this to make a mini photo album or to keep little punched out flowers, circles and other tiny card making supplies in.

I have packages of them from 3 different companies and the only difference I see is one of them has larger holes. The sizes are all the same. And the one with the larger holes also has the holes just a little bit further apart than the other ones. The other two companies badge holders are exactly alike. That’s a good thing. I will only have to deal with two sets that are different!!!

They measure 3" by 3-5/8". So I cut my card stock that size. I did cut it on the wider side of the 3-5/8" mark though. I wanted it to be just a touch bigger because of the score line I needed to make at 11/16th” so the cover will open easier. I didn’t add a score line on the back. I also cut the some shirt board using the same measurements. The shirt board is the same thickness cardboard you get on the back of the Stampin’ Up! Decorative papers. I cut it so the nicer side of this card/shirt board is on the outside. I affixed the card stock to the shirt board on the front only. You can cover the back if you like but I didn’t.

I then decorated the cover. To attach the “pages” together I had punched holes in the cover and back matching them with the sleeves. Then I ran a ribbon through the holes of both covers and sleeves. I tied a knot and a bow and the album was ready to use!!

It’s a fun, quick and inexpensive project. These have been around a while but like I said, I had run across them digging in one of my craft drawers. I now have some room in that craft drawer. But I’m pretty sure I’ll be stuffing something in it for safe keeping for a “someday” project!!!

These make great Hostess Gifts, Customer Appreciation Gifts, Stamp Camp projects, Craft Fair items and even fun kids projects!!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,


Unknown said...

Love it, I have made one before I should find my badges back and do more ;)

NeedsARibbon said...

I have that same drawer with the same contents. LOL!