Are you ready for a project that you can whip out in an hour?
And by using some supplies you already have, you can spend less than a dollar on?
I have the perfect idea!
A chipboard circle mini- album.
You can choose your own theme. I had a stack of photos from my daughters birthday. I took (and printed) more than I needed for a page in the family album, and I wanted to use them for something. The best part about this project is that you can add several “pages” to the book, for cheap.
Here is what you will need to get started:
- Ready to Decorate Chipboard Circles 3″
- Giga Scallop 3″ Circle Punch
- Circle Nesting Punch 2.75″
- Paper Flowers
- Core’dinations Core Essentials Cardstock Collection – 4.25 x 5.5 inch – Pastels – 40 Sheets
- Scotch® Quick Dry Tack Adhesive Glue Stick
- Silver Snap Ring
- Queen and Co. Pearl Bling
- Assorted Ribbon
Lets get rolling!
The first thing you will want to do, is use your large (2 3/4″) circle punch to cut all the photos you would like to use.
It is easy if you turn the punch over, so you can see where it will cut.
I chose a pastel theme for my album.
I want to direct your attention to the new size of Core’dination Cardstock.
Packs of 40 sheets of paper sized perfectly for cards, measuring 4.25 x 5.5″. The price point on them is $2.97!
I can not get enough of them.
It pains me to cut down an entire 12×12 sheet of paper for small projects like this. But the small packs? They get a lot of use in my studio.
The bonus is that the collections are already grouped into coordinating papers. Made this project easy.
Cut your scalloped circles:
To make a folded photo flap, take a piece of Core’dinations (4.25 x 5×5″) cardstock, and fold it in half.
Here is the important (and hardest part) of this album: DO NOT PUNCH THROUGH THE ENTIRE FOLD. Leave a little piece of the fold intact. Can you see the space I left in the above photo? You only need about 1/2″. This will create a folded photo flap. I made that term up. 🙂 I am sure it will catch on…
I took an excessive amount of photos for a birthday.
She is my youngest, I take a lot of pictures of her.
You can also use these to add journaling to your album.
To adhere your cardstock to the chipboard, I recommend a strong glue. My favorite is Scotch Quick Dry Tack Adhesive.
Here is one of my best crafting tips.
I use a corsage pin to “cap” my glue.
Then when I use the glue, I do not have to pick the dried out glue from the nozzle before I can squeeze it.
Adhere a scalloped cardstock circle.
Then you will need to hole punch your album.
Since the pages are circles it doesn’t matter how you line up your photos. Just make sure they are not upside-down or sideways.
I found it easiest to lay the pages out like a book:
When you have your pages punched, you can connect them on your ring, and embellish the pages as desired.
Here is another tip, for the folded photo flaps.
To make them easier to lift, and also add some character to your album, I made some tabs.
Cut a strip of paper. Trim the corners of the strip:
I hope you try one soon!
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Shaunte is a 30-something, chocolate-loving, SAHM from Utah. She has been scrapbooking since 1997, the dreaded era of photos cropped with deco scissors. Since then, her work has evolved into a clean, linear, photo-focused style. Her favorite subjects to scrap are her husband and five kids (never a lack for subject material there).