Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Create Your Own 8x8 Scrapbook Album!


When I first saw the "Hope" collection, I fell in love!  I especially love the 8x8 size paper to work with. With this size, there are so many different possibilities! 


Authentique does not have their own line of scrapbook albums, so I wanted to show you how to make your own with the new 8x8 size paper bundles! 

 
 You will need chipboard, about 9 inch x 9 7/8 inches, and four pieces that are 6/8 x 9 inch. I put an arrow on the pieces so when you add the paper, you will know which side is the top.


Cut two pieces of paper 12 x 10 5/8 inches in size. Glue the larger chipboard pieces in the center, cut off the corners.

Put some glue or tape at the edges of the chipboard. Glue the paper around the chipboard





Use a bone folder for the corners.


 Lay the large chipboard pieces in front of you. The distance between the large piece of chipboard and the small piece is 1/2 inch, and to the next small piece is 2/8 inch. Tape it together with tissue or washi tape so the pieces stay together.


Cut a 5 1/8 inch x 10 5/8 inch piece of patterned paper, add glue then put the chipboard pieces on the paper. Turn it around and use your bone folder again on the spaces between the chipboard pieces.




Now for the inside. Cut two 8 7/8 x 12 inch pieces of patterned paper, glue the pieces onto the front and back coves. Use a bone folder or score board for nice creases. Add holes matching  that coordinate with your page protectors. 

 Cut a piece of paper 9 inch x 2 9/16 inch, make hole's on the same place as you did on the covers. Curve this piece a little, this is the back of the album. 


 Now you can bind your album with extension posts ( I used 1.5 inch) in this order: front cover, the round piece of paper, the page protectors, the curved piece of paper, the back cover.



Now for the fun part! Decorate your album with coordinating stickers & other embellishments!




On the cover I used some of our new stamps from Hampton Art! 


Of coarse, I made a layout for the inside! We took this photo at CHA, it was so good to see Bret and Samantha again!



Products Used: 
Authentique- Hope collection: 12 x 12 inch papers, 8x 8 bundle, statements stickers, element stickers

May arts: Ribbon, Twine
Hampton art: Authentique stamps
Imagine Crafts- Memento ink


31 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous album!! Thanks so much for the directions!!!!

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  2. Very informative. Thank you for sharing!
    Neelu

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  3. Beautifully done! Thanks for the instructions. :)

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  4. This is fabulous Loes! I have made something similar to this before, I like this one too and I want to try it! Thanks!

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  5. Beautifully done. Thanks so much for the tutorial. I'm going to have to try this!

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  6. what an awesome job! totally thought you just covered a store-bought album. this is amazing!

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  7. Beautiful album, like you I just love this paper. I'm having a hard time getting my hands on it. Will keep looking.

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    1. Rea, We sell to several stores in Missouri...is there a LSS near you? If so and they do not carry our paper, we would be happy to reach out to them. If not, A Cherry on Top (online retailer) stocks all of our collections!

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  8. Geweldig album Loes!
    Groetjes Lea

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  9. wow.. just gorgeous.. I love everything you touch.. it is like magical awesomeness every time. xx

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  10. I love the aulbum and the paper is exquiste!

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  11. This is amazing Loes! You are a true talent! So creative!!!

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  12. How very clever and thanks so much for sharing, I looooovvvee the paper collection as well.

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  13. fABULOUS tutorial - so easy to follow. gorgeous akbum. I bind my own books, but never thought of doing an album. great job. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. Neat idea! thanks! might have to try that sometime!

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  15. Nice Album and thanks for sharing how to make it.
    and the papers are perfect I love it.

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  16. This is beautiful, Loes! It looks professional~thank you for the tutorial~

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  18. Thanks for the instructions. That was great information and a beautiful album.

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  19. What a super great book. Thanks for instructions so that we all can make this book with this gorgeous paper. We were lucky to have made something with this beautifull paper for scrapstore P&P.

    Love the twins

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  20. Awesome job! Thanks for teh easy instuctions to follow.

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  21. Woow....amazing!!!! Thank you :-)

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  22. Sehr schönes Album, die Technik muss ich mir direkt mal vormerken. Danke.

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  24. Beautiful album!thank you for the tutorial
    elisa

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  27. Wondering if there was ever a video made for this tutorial, sorry but I'm a watch and learn type of person...love this

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