Sunday, April 18, 2010

Handmade purse album...

Hi everyone! Thought that I'd show you what I had been working on. This is not what you would exactly call a scrapbook mini cause it's so large! I had picked up some of the larger manila envelopes at Walmart and wanted to try them out using the same method as I did in the previous post and that's exactly what I did. I had found some in white so here is what I came up with.
First off I took a 12x12 piece of cardstock to make a template for my purse front and back. If you blow this picture up you can probably see the measurements but just in case you can't here they are. From the top right edge over and from the top left edge over I measured 3/4" and made a tick mark that will give me my angle for the bag on either side. Then I measured 1 1/2" from the top down on either side and made a tick mark that that will give me the right height for the bag. Now the fun begins....
Get your chipboard or in my case I've been using the cardboard packaging that comes in the 12x12 page protectors and refill pages from Creative Memories but if you don't have any of that on hand then use chipboard and trace your pattern on the cardboard or chipboard....
Then let your imagination run wild. I was just itching to use my new Cricut so this is the front and back covers for my album. I haven't put the ribbon on the back of my album yet cause I have to wait til it's all completed on the inside so I'll know how long to make my "clasp closure". I used paper that's folded in half and then attached with eyelets for the handles to make them stronger. As you can see I don't have the back handle on at this point either.
now for the inside. I used the exact same technique for the inside of this album as I did for the z fold album in the previous post. the only difference is I used a little different way of binding them all together. The 3" flap in the front and the back are glued to the front and back covers and please use a glue that is really strong. I prefer using the terrifically tacky red tape that you can get at Walmart or any craft store cause it's extremely strong and holds really well. I pulled out one of the inserts to the right side of the picture so you can see how I made a flap for my picture to go under and then my journaling will go just below it. I'm still working on finishing all the pull out tabs. So if you'll meet me right back here I'll show you how I did the binding for the rest of the pages.

1 comment:

  1. put a S where the R is and it would be a lot prettier..........(JUST KIDDING) it is so pretty you did a great job,,,,,,,,,,love you cuz !!!!!!