Sunday, June 21, 2009

Up Fold Album

I saw an Up Fold album on the Bind It all blog a few weeks ago and thought it looked so fun with the opening to the left and also another part of the album opening to the top. And they are SO EASY to make with the Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper packs! This one uses the Parian Breeze Specialty Designer Series Paper (soon to be retired!) The great thing about the Specialty packs is that they have a heavier, card stock weight pattern paper that allowed me to use the pattern papers as pages, instead of regular card stock.

I also made one using the Jackpot DSP during the Bon Voyage Blog Hop. Here are a few peeks of the inside pages of each of the albums, just waiting for photos! Both of my books are intended to be gifts, so I don't have pictures or journaling in them - which makes them look just naked, I know!

To assemble my Up Fold Album, I cut two chipboard backings from my DSP packs for the front and back covers. I cut 2 each of 6"x12", 6"x8" and 6"x4". I rounded the corners of all the pieces with my 3/16" Corner Rounder Punch and then glued them together with Tombow Mono Multi Glue. Here is a picture of my cover 'sandwich' with the designer series paper, two pieces of chipboard and finally, another piece of designer series paper.

To clarify: the BACK cover of the album measures 6x12", the FRONT left cover measures 6x8" and the FRONT right cover measures 6x4".

I cut several pieces of the designer series paper to the same dimensions - some to finish the cover pieces and the remainder for album pages.( Two pieces are 6" x 12" to finish the back cover of the album.) The remainder of the pieces are 6"x8" or 6"x4" for the covers and pages of the two parts of the album. Here are several of the pieces for the album pages.

Finally, I decorated the front cover of the album, this one is for someone who is moving to a new home. I added pockets and photo corners and tabs and strips to the inside pages. When I was finished decorating each page and cover of the album, I punched it with my Bind It All machine.

Here is a photo of the album, just off kilter, to see how it layers together. The final step is to thread the binding coils and give it one last squeeze with the Bind It All machine.

Finally, another picture of the finished Up Fold album, along with the thank you note I included with it.

Stamps: Neighborhood Jumbo Wheel, Contempo Alphabet, Thank You Kindly
Paper: Kraft, Parisian Breeze Specialty
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Whisper White Craft, Basic Black
Accessories: Chocolate Chip 5/8" Grosgrain, Baja Breeze Corduroy Buttons, White Embossing Powder, Round Tab Punch


Jennifer Corson said...

These are so cool! Great job!

Kathy said...

This is the coolest thing I've seen in a long time! Especially since it uses my favorite DSP! Thanks for the heads-up to the zutter blog. Great ideas there. Hope the packing is coming along okay.

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