Friday, May 17, 2013

Grandma's Brag Book

The high-quality of Authentique's patterned papers allows for such an album as I bring today.  It's quick, it's easy and it's fun to put together for any theme! For this particular 6x6 mini album, we'll be using the endearing Cherish Collection that is doubled in design for both Grandfathers and Grandmothers.

To begin, cut any 12x12 sheet of paper to a 6x12 size; score in the middle and fold.  Decorate each page accordingly and then apply a strong adhesive tape to the bottom and (opened) side to create a pocket.

With this pattern you can insert all sorts of tags and extra photos inside!  Here are a few more photos of the pages of my album:


The 6x6 Bundles come in so handy for this type and size of album.  The print is to scale for such a mini; you don't lose all of the beautiful artwork in the process.  Just trim the 'mats' from a 6x6 size to whatever size you'd like to use...these are cut to a 5x5 and then machine-stitched into place.



The Enhancement Sheets do so much of the design work for you!  Just layer with Components Stickers, fabric brads, buttons and other cute embellishments to match.



Once all of the pages have been assembled, bind at the side with rings, ribbon or use a binding system.  

For my album, I measured in 2.5" from the top and bottom and punched holes at those marks.  Tie on pretty trims and ribbons or leave plain.

Now for the tags!  These were as simple as trace, cut and...that's it!  I used templates from Kiwi Lane Design to create these particular tags.  
Thanks so much for letting me share this with you today...I hope you'll give it a try :)
Authenitque Paper Product:
Cherish Collection: Cherish One Paper; Cherish Two Paper; Cherish Three Paper; 6x6 Bundle; Enhancements 12x12 Cut Apart Sheet;  6x12 Components Stickers
Other Supplies:
Kiwi Lane Template; Ribbons-May Arts; Lace Trim- Recollections; Brads- Doodlebug Design; Canvas Butterfly and Felt Rolled Roses- Curtsey Boutique; Buttons- American Crafts; Flocked Leaves- Petaloo; Square Lace Die Cut (Cover)- Cheery Lynn Designs

13 comments:

  1. Adorable mini and fun tutorial. Love the ease with with how it went together.

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  2. Oh my goodness!!! This is one of the most beautiful mini albums I have ever seen! So amazing!! Thanks for sharing such beauty.

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  3. This is gorgeous Shellye! My husband's grandmother turns 103 today and this would be perfect for special pictures from the party! Thanks for the inspiration and the tutorial :)

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  4. This is so pretty and
    a great use of the paper.
    I'll scraplift this for
    a reunion craft we can
    make!
    Carla from Utah

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  5. I love this mini album. The papers are so perfect. I'll have to give this a try.

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  6. OH this is a very beautiful album. Ugh I need to find some time to try a mini album sometime...soon!!!

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  7. Love this. Absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  8. I'm so happy to hear that many of you will be giving this a try! It's probably one of the easier mini-albums that I've ever done. Thanks so much for the sweet comments :)

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  9. Wow, this is so girly and pretty!

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  10. love the tutorial on this one, thanks for sharing the deets

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  11. Beautifully done album! I know they will cherish it!

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