Saturday, December 1, 2007

Scrapbook Favorites Book

From the LM Archives:

30 Days of Gifts 2007 - DAY 21:
Scrapbook Favorites Book
by Madeline Fox, LM Design Team

Since beginning to scrapbook several years ago, I’ve accumulated quite a few albums filled with bulky layouts. It’s unfortunate, but I don’t get to share these pages with my parents or extended family as often as I’d like. The weighty books are not easy to carry around, so they sit, gathering dust on a bookshelf. I thought it would be nice to share prints of my favorite pages in a more compact and easily portable manner by using a Maya Road 4" x 8" Chipboard Binder Album . The landscape orientation allows me to display either two layouts side by side or a two page spread on each page. The chipboard pages are thick, and the sturdy binder just begs to be decorated. I chose fun, colorful papers from KI Memories Pop Culture for the cover and embellished it with ribbon, a Magistical Memories Chipboard   nested star shape, Fancy Pants Fashion Sense heart pins, and American Crafts Thickers chipboard letters. A little sparkle was added to the title with Stickles glitter glue.
  1. Paint edges of chipboard binder with paint to match or coordinate with the patterned papers for the front and back covers. Let dry.
  2. Cut patterned paper for front and back covers, 4 ½ inches x 8 ½ inches, and adhere.
  3. Cut 1 inch x 4 ½ inch strip from coordinating patterned paper and adhere near spine.
  4. Cut patterned paper for title, 2 inches x 6 inches. Mat on contrasting colored paper and trim.
  5. Cut a 3 x 7 symmetrical rectangle from lace cardstock. Adhere title block to this rectangle and attach to front of album. Stick heart pins under title block.
  6. Tie ribbon around front cover.
  7. Paint chipboard star and attach with beadchain to the ribbon.
  8. Cut various patterned papers, 4 inch x 8 inch, and adhere to chipboard pages.
  9. Mat prints of favorite scrapbook layouts and add to album pages.
  10. Apply stickles glitter glue to title chipboard letters on cover and set aside to dry.