Monday, November 19, 2012

Giving Thanks Mini Album with Tutorial

For my project for the Scor-Pal meets Hampton Arts week I decided to make an album based on one I saw a friend of mine make. She had taken a class and I only got a quick look and so I had to find my way around making it and I hope you like it!

Project Recipe:
Stamps - Best Thing is Each Other, Bless Beyond Measure and Too Much of a Good Thing all by Hampton Arts
Inks - Blackbird Chalk, Popcorn Chalk and Dye Ink Seattle Sky all by Hampton Arts
Papers and Accents - Graphic 45
Tools - Scor-Pal, Scor-Mat and Circle Punch
Adhesive - Scor-Tape

Start with a piece of card stock measuring 12" by 9". Line up the long side at the top fence of the Scor-Pal and score at 5 3/4" and 6 1/4" and burnish the score lines.

I cut the calendar accents from the paper and inked each edge with the Seattle Sky ink

I used the Blackbird to stamp the sentiments and inked the edges again

For the inserts for the album you need to start with card stock measuring 8" by 5 1/2". Line up the 5 1/2" side to the top fence of the Scor-Pal and score at 1/2". Rotate to the longer 8" side and score at 2 1/4" and 5 3/4". Burnish all score lines.

Use a circle punch to make a semicircle in the center of the top side (as in the photo) to form a finger hold. Create the "gift card envelope" using Scor-Tape
for a firm hold.

Complete for 12 envelopes (one for each month) and decorate as desired.

Add Scor-Tape to the bottom edges (under the score line) so you can attach the envelopes to the album (six on each side of the score lines)

After attaching the envelopes to the cover add patterned paper to cover the inside cover over the ends as in the photo.

Smooth the patterned paper to seal in the ends of the envelopes.

This is how the envelopes look when attached on both sides.

Decorate the front and make a band to hold the album closed.

This is how it looks inside when complete.

Each envelope holds a calendar insert and it would be a great gift.

I am entering this in the following challenges:
Anything But a Card - Holidays (I chose Thanksgiving)
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
Dream Valley - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
Allsorts - It;s a Gift
Di's Digis - Fall Colors
Rogue Redheads - Uncard
Sugar Creek Hollow - Kraft
Robyn's Fetish - Make it Vintage
Frosted Designs - Color Challenge


Craftnut said...

Lovely idea. Thanks for joining our its a gift challenge at allsorts this week, Tracy x

Unknown said...

Wow I like your blog...and your Dutch...greetings Martine

Truly Lori said...

I really like your blog! This tutorial is great, too! i'm glad you were able to incorporate colors from our color challenge over at the Frosted designs blog so you could share this with us!

Thanks for playing along with our color challenge this week!

Rina said...

Wow...what alot of work you put into this creation!

Thanks for joining in with Di's this week :)
DT Rina

Heather said...

Thank you for the tutorial. What a fabulous creation!! Thank you for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow!!

Cec said...

Fabulous creation and a wonderful tutorial. This has so many lovely vintage elements. Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow.

Sandy said...

What a fantastic idea, I so want to have a go at this.. Your papers colors and the sentiments.. are just lovely.. This could be adapted for so many things TFS.. Thanks for joining us this week at Challenges 4 Everybody. Good Luck!! Sandy :)

Louise said...

Just wonderful! Love all the elements of this mini album. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley Challenges, and best of luck. Louise xxx

Jo Channon said...

What a fabulous project, my fav so far! The tutorial is excellent! Thankyou for joining in with the Allsorts Challenge Jo x

Jessica Griffin said...

Great project Katie! This would be an awesome little recipe book too! Love it, thank you for sharing it with us at Anything But A Card! xo


mags said...

A wonderful project. Thanks for sharing with us at Dream Valley and good luck.

Michelle said...

Wow. This is one wonderful book. you did an awesome project. Thank You for sharing at the Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog

Michelle (Design Team)

ddazzled71 said...

Katie what a fabulous project and tutorial. It has some many possibilities, mini album/journal/planner. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Anything But A Card this fortnight and Good Luck!
Danie xx