So I bought a new fan last week and it came in a box...which was perfect to create an album! :) Today's project is a cardboard album! Albums are really expensive where I live...this makes a great alternative for specific vacation photos or events. And it takes up a lot less space on the shelf! :)
Feel free to post any questions in the comments section OR join the discussion over at Do more with less's Facebook Page [I just started this page and it's lonely over there! *LOL*]
Step 1: Cut 2 pieces of cardboard to desired size of album. Peel edges to reveal the corrugation along the edges.
Step 2: Gather crepe paper and adhere to cardboard using masking tape.
Step 3: Cut a soda can. Emboss and ink with alcohol inks.
Step 4: I used my Sassafras scraps to create a layout. I upcycled an old knitted belt (part of a sweater set) and attached with brown brads.
Step 5: Colour white chipboard with Sharpies.
Step 6: Adhere chipboard letters.
Step 7: Add some stitching.
Step 8: Embellish! I added some cute Gauche Alchemy embellishments and stickers! :) I kept my layout relatively flat and wet-glued down so that it fits nicely on a shelf and bits of it doesn't drop off when viewing.
Step 9: Adhere to cardboard cover. Punch holes on both front and back panels [you can decorate the back too]. Assemble the album [include inner pages]. Secure with ribbon.
Easy peasy right? I'm happy too...the layouts of my sister's trip finally have a home. :)
Supplies: 2 pieces of cardboard, crepe paper, patterned paper, embellishments, soda can, alcohol inks, Sharpies, Gauche Alchemy embellishments, old knitted belt, Heidi Swapp chipboard, ribbon.
P/s: I would love for you to play along with my guest Elizaveta's vintage-inspired challenge! :)