The team challenge was to make a project that reminds you of summer and for me that had to include photos, so it was obvious a mini album was called for....let's face it, for me a mini album is almost always called for! I wanted to include photos from days out as well as those park walk photos that are always part of our daily amble.
I decided on a simple version which has a deceptive amount of space for such a small mini. If you'd like to make your own version here's how.....
Cut two strips of patterned paper 12” x 3.5”. Score down from the 12” edge at 2 ¾”, 5 ½”, 8 ¼” and 11”. Fold the 1” flap over the adjacent section with patterned sides facing and continue folding at score lines in a accordion fold. Repeat for second strip.
Cut one piece 1 ¾” x 3.5” . Score in half down from the 1 ¾” edge, fold at the score line. Apply adhesive to the two patterned flaps and adhere one flap to the back of last 2 ¾” section of each folded 12” strip, joining them together.
Apply a fine line of adhesive at the side and bottom inside of each folded section to create pockets. This creates a book of four pages with 1” flap at each end.
Cut two chipboard covers 4” square. Cover with patterned paper. Line up the book spine with the inside back edge of the chipboard cover and adhere the 1” flap to the cover. Repeat for the back cover.
Add self adhesive crochet edging to cover the spine. Cut tags to fit the pockets and embellish the front cover.
Now just to add the pics.
For my album I used Papermania Simply Floral, Folk Floral and Craft Collections Pastels as well as Capsule Cardstock and Crochet Edging.
Now why not see what the rest of the team have been up to.......