BOOK IT: SCRAPBOOKING
Fig. A: Garden-variety lunch sacks are the basis for this
unique photo album. Fig. B: Fold each bag in half, one at
a time. Fig. C: If you don’t have a bone folder, the back
of a spoon will make a sharp crease on each folded bag.
Fig. D: I used large brads to decorate the vellum pockets.
Just poke a hole with an X-Acto knife and slip the brad
for your memorabilia, such as tickets, notes, cards, etc.
Cut the 12" sticker strip in half and adhere it to
the long diagonal edge of the vellum triangle. This
creates a decorative edge to your pocket. Put 1 large
brad into each of the 2 diagonal corners on each
page. Glue the squares to the next 2 pages of your
book. Finish by using the alphabet stamps to create
your title at the top of the pages.
Sample Insert Page
I made 3 insert pages for my scrapbook. After the
insert pages are complete, punch 2 holes along the
outside edge of each page. Stagger the sets of holes
down along the edges: punch the holes near the top
for the first card, in the middle for the second card,
and near the bottom of the page for the last card.
In each hole, tie a length of ribbon (double over
3½") that color-coordinates with your papers, as
little flags that stick out from the pockets.
“Let It Snow” Insert Page
Supplies: 6"× 6" square of printed paper,
2½"× 2½" square of cardstock, decorative
shaped punch, fine or medium tip marker,
alphabet die cuts
Cut the 2½"× 2½" square of cardstock in half along
the diagonal. Glue the resulting triangle to opposite
corners of the 6"× 6" square of printed paper. Punch
out several decorative shapes in a coordinating
color paper and glue to the triangles.
Use the markers to create stitching along the edges
of the page. Use the alphabet die cuts to create your
title (Figure H). Alphabet stickers will also work.
Supplies: Two 5"× 6" sheets of printed or solid
paper, one 5"× 6" sheet of complimentary paper,
two 6" lengths of sticker strip or ribbon
Glue the 2 matching 5"× 6" sheets of paper to the
fore edge (open side) of the front and back covers.
Fold the other sheet of paper in half lengthwise, put
adhesive along the edges, and lay your folded book,
spine first, into the fold. Press firmly around all the
edges to make the seal tight.
Glue the ribbons or stickers over the seam where
the edges of the 2 different papers meet. Create the
title of your book on the front, using any of the lettering techniques described or just your handwriting (Figure G). Bind as described.