Wednesday, April 10, 2013

"Grace"- One Paper, One Album

Greetings! Shellye up today to share a tutorial that's really simple and makes a wonderful Mother's Day gift:
GRACE: ONE PAPER, ONE ALBUM
To start, we'll begin with a single 12x12 double-sided patterned paper (I've used Grace's Delicate);  the quality of Authentique's papers are especially perfect for this project. Next, you will need a scoring board and tool, scissors or paper-trimmer and high-tack adhesive.
Score paper at 3", 6" and 9" marks; turn paper and score down the middle at 6"
Note the solid markings above are the score marks and the dash lines denote where the paper will be cut (although you will actually cut up to the 3" mark).

Fold paper accordion style as shown; note that the left side of the paper is the area that will still be intact at the top.
Next, you will want to grab the high-tack adhesive and attach to the back-side of the patterned paper as shown.  We don't want our album to go awry, so pay special attention to which sides attach to which.
1- Adhere TOP LEFT to BOTTOM LEFT
2- Adhere TOP piece (with adhesive) to the 3rd panel from the TOP LEFT
3-Adhere BOTTOM piece (with adhesive) to the 2nd panel from the BOTTOM LEFT
Your album should now look like this.  Time to start embellishing!  Keep in mind that you probably don't want to use anything too bulky for the insides, so really dress up the cover with some chunky flowers and trims that mom will love :)

Here are photos of how I decorated the inside pages of my album.  I incorporated all of the goodies from the Grace Collection: Foundations Cut-Apart 12x12 Paper; 6x12 Component Stickers and Puzzle Pieces.






That's eight pages to add photos and journaling to!  The finished album size will be 3"X 6" when closed.
The 8x8 Bundle papers are perfect for making the page's mats from.  I also distressed around the edges of the lighter colored mats with a walnut ink.

Authentique Products: Grace Collection- Delicate Patterned Paper; Foundations Cut-Apart 12x12 Paper; 6x12 Component Stickers;  Puzzle Pieces; 8x8 Bundle and Paper Crafting Assortment.

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23 comments:

  1. You rock...this is a fabulous idea, one I am going to use! Beautiful as always Shellye!

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  2. This was stunning and I liked the combination of products.

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  3. Love how you made it with one 12*12 only!
    And the decorating is so beautiful!
    TFS!

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  4. Wow this is stunning! I can't wait to give it a try!

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  5. Very sweet! Thanks for sharing with us!

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  6. Loveing it so pretty and thanks for the great tutorial. Thanks for sharing God Bless.

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  7. Love it! This will be my next creation!

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  8. This is cool! I'm pinning it next. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. this is wonderful.Can't wait until AI get some of this paper to give it a try.

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  10. I love this Shellye! Too beautiful for words. Your projects are always so fresh and elegant.

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  11. Thanks, all! I hope you get a chance to try this...it's super, super easy. It would also be a fun project for kids too :)

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  12. This is really beautiful, I love the colors, can't wait to try it myself

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  13. Breathtaking....even before I scrolled downward, your paper choices and styling grabbed my interest. This is going to be some blog-hop.

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  14. Breathtaking....even before I scrolled downward, your paper choices and styling grabbed my interest. This is going to be some blog-hop.

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  15. I love this mini! Thanks for the great tutorial on how to put it together.

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  16. Great little mini album. Looks like a fun project.

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  17. Wowie!! Super Darling Mini!!And Super tutorial too! LOVE the Gorgeous dp's too! 8-)

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  18. This is a yahooo - beautiful mini album!!! Very impressive and love the pictures of how-to steps!!!

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  19. This is a wonderful album! My granddaughter will love to get one just for her.

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