Thursday, January 10, 2013

"Sweet Daughter" Mini Album - Part 2

Here it is, the continuation of  the "Sweet Daughter" Mini-Album.  The following is some helpful hints on making a mini-album that is completely constructed out of photo mat-board scraps that you can purchase at your craft store in packages for
about $4-$5 depending on the size.

The mat-board is durable and easy to work with. For the covers (as in the previous post) I doubled up on the board; for the inside pages I kept them single. 

The colors in the mat-board package will vary. The edges may look white or black, but the face color could be something totally different.  So, to keep from the odd BLUE color showing in my PINK & BROWN album, I painted the edges of the inside pages
about 1" in all the way around.
While waiting for the edges to dry, I cut some coordinating solid cardstock slightly
smaller than my mat-board pages. After that, I trimmed the patterened cardstock
slightly smaller than the solid pieces. I then distressed...
...and inked the edges of each piece.
After adhering the two pieces together with my ATG and putting them onto the mat-board
with mod-podge, I spritzed them all with homemade glimmer mist to add some SPARKLE!  (doesn't show up well on camera)
After all of the mod-podge has dried COMPLETELY, now is the time to
punch your binding holes. 
I used my "Bind-it-All" on this particular mini album. If you do not have a binder machine or just do not wish to use it on this project, you can use a crop-a-dile or other strong punching method to punch holes for binder rings. You would need at least 3 for this project. I would suggest measuring and marking the placement of the holes on each page/cover before punching in order to keep your pages & covers aligned.
I hope that you have fun if you decide to try a mini-album with mat-board. I really enjoyed working on this one and am very pleased with the way it turned out. 
Thanks for visiting "Fashioned In Faith"!!
Until next time... Happy Scrappin',   


1 comment:

  1. Excellent tutorial, Tami! Can't wait to see what you have for us next time! ;-)


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