Thursday, November 28, 2013

Friends Giving -30 days of Holiday Projects project #3

Today I have a very fun little project for you-
I want to show you how you can easily fold a single sheet cardstock to make a 6 page mini album which  can work for any occasion really-decorate it with holiday theme cardstock or use a holiday driven colour scheme ,and you'll have a great gift for the gift giving season

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To make your album ,you'll need
1 12X12" cardstock- it can be any cardstock really,since the base of the album will be completely covered.

Fold your paper in half
Unfold turn and fold the other side in half

Now fold the two half sections inwards to make a total of 8 small rectangulars

Unfold the paper and mark the two middle rectangulars shown
Make a straight cut ONLY through these two middle rectangulars (from valley fold to valley fold)

The covers of your album will be the two top right rectangulars
NOTE that when you decorate those two you need to glue your decorations upside down 
Use your XYRON glue stick to apply glue to these two rectangulars
Choose your cardstock according to the theme you want to go with-I used cardstock from Imaginisce 'Love you more' collection to make a "Friends Giving" album
We don't have "Thanksgiving" here in Israel,but we do Give Thanks everyday for the friends God has blessed us with,so I thought it will be my take on Thanksgiving :)

Cut two 3"X 6.5" covers 
I used Imaginisce 'Chic Chat'  and 'Shop till you Drop' cardstocks for my covers (such a girly and appropriate names for my album  :D )
Glue them in place ( remember to do so upside down! )

Now fold your mini album like shown (fold in half and then push the two ends toward each other ) 

After understanding how the whole folding thing works, open your cardstock flat again and run it through your Creatopia machine loaded with permanent adhesive cartridge

If you have glue residue on your covers,grab your Xyron adhesive eraser   and work it's magic

Refold as we did above (no place for mistakes here -remember we've just applied glue on...)

Now it's time to decorate 
XYRON 3" sticker maker is a perfect tool for mini album decorations since our album pages are just slightly smaller than 3" wide
I took the "Best Friends" chipboard sticker from Imaginisce "Note -orious" set , removed the middle section of the sticker and inserted a photo of my princess ,Sierra and her besty in.
Then I run the shape through the 3" sticker maker to apply glue on the photo part of my newly improved sticker

Glue the sticker on  the cover  and keep decorating till you happy with the result
Keep up the good work you do with the rest of the album pages
TIP -If you have an ugly date imprint on your photo, just cover it with some washi tape or transparent stickers

Move on to the next pages and work your magic

1st spread
They are so adorable together,ha :)

2nd spread
 3d spread

Enjoy creating and to all my lovely readers who do celebrate Thanksgiving, I wish you all Happy Holiday and Thanks for reading !!!


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