Monday, September 23, 2013

Life is Pretty Amazing Bi-Fold Frame

Hi everyone, it's Audrey! Not long ago I completed a mini album project that left me with two extra chipboard pages. Two pages isn't really enough for a whole other album, but I hate to let any supplies go to waste. So instead, I turned those leftover chipboards into a fun bi-fold frame celebrating my son's recent high school graduation.


Little bi-fold frames like these are a great way to showcase some of your favorite photos. They are quick and inexpensive to make, and fold flat for easy storage. Better yet, these frames make a fabulous gift for friends and family for the upcoming holidays.

To make your own chipboard album bi-fold frame, start by covering the front and back sides of the chipboard with patterned papers. My album is quite small, about 3" square, so I used papers from the 6x6 Bundle. Sand the edges to remove any excess paper, then lightly swipe them with brown ink.

Re-punch the holes in the chipboard. To make it easier to find where the holes are, cover one side of the chipboard and re-punch the holes from the back side. Cover the second side and repeat the process.

Tie ribbon around the right side of the right page. Trim the Life is Pretty Amazing journaling card and Important Details word strip from the Enhancements Cut Apart paper. Add photo corners to the journaling card and a photo and adhere them to the center of the chipboard pages.


Fussy cut some extra leaves from the patterned paper and tuck under and around the photo and journaling card. Add the Important Details word strip over the photo using foam adhesive. Apply an epoxy bubble cap to a Naturals Elements sticker and add to the bow, along with a bit of hemp twine.

Decorate the outside of the pages with additional journaling cards and photos, as desired. Thread hemp through the page holes and tie into simple knots. Keep the hemp loose enough for the pages to open and close freely.

Enjoy!

Supplies:
Natural Collection:
6x6 Bundle
Enhancements 12x12 Cut Apart Paper
Elements Cardstock Stickers
Chipboard Album: Maya Road
Photo Corners: Therm O Web
Epoxy Bubble Cap: Epiphany Crafts
Trim: May Arts, Stampin'Up
Ink: Imagine Crafts for Tsukineko



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