Hello Everyone, Stephanie Dagan to share with a little tutorial on making a super cute mini album! What's ultimately unique about it is that the cover is constructed from fabric. Personally, I love to use fabric on my projects! I find it to be warm and easy to work with.
To create a fabric cover of this type, you'll need a piece of cardstock. Choose whatever color cardstock you like since we'll be covering it with fabric. The paper measures at 9" x 5.5". Trim a piece of fabric slightly larger than the cut paper.
Lay the cardstock on top the fabric and fold the edges of the fabric over it as I've done above. You've a couple of options to hold the fabric in position. First, a double stick tape roller laid across all four edges. Some should overlap onto the paper. The second option is to use spray adhesive directly on the fabric - it's a bit tacky, but holds extremely well! Just make sure to spray it on lightly and with enough protective covering behind it so as to not get adhesive on your table.
Bring the cover to a nearby sewing machine and stitch a border around it. This further secures the fabric to the paper. Note that the stitching is just barely shy of the album's perimeter - less than a 1/4" inch.
Now for the interior pages. I chose three different patterned papers and vellum paper, which exhibits a title and journaling block. The pieces of patterned paper are slightly smaller than the cardstock/fabric cover.
I doubled the papers and positioned them "inside" the cover before sewing them together down the center. Consider the arrangement order of your mini album pages before completing this step. After the addition of the sewn binding, the pages are "as is".
Once the structure of the album is complete, I filled the album with photos and embellishments. Essentially, I used the DIY Shop collection, which I LOVE.
In designing the album, I opted to limit the number of pages so as to get straight to the point and to share only those photos that evoked specific memories. The hardest part was choosing the right photos!
I hope to have inspired you today - if ever a moment you create a similar album, please feel free to share it with us!
As promised, we've a formal congratulations to pass along to a member of the Gossamer Blue Kit Club whom participated in this month's GB/Crate Paper Challenge! Congratulations to Katrina Hunt and her cute pup!
Katrina, the layout's vibrant color palette and unique composition captured our attention right away! We "truly" love it ~ send your info to [email protected]
A very special thank-you to all whom participated in the challenge. We greatly enjoyed seeing your creations and appreciate them so, so much!! To check out the runner-ups, visit the Gossamer Blue blog!