Fran as made this wonderful OTP project using the Studio Calico ‘Documentary’ papers.
- Studio Calico Documentary papers- “Looky There”, “fStop”, “Itinerary”
- Studio Calico Documentary FabRips
- Studio Calico Documentary Alphabet stickers
- Basic Grey Basics – Manila paper “Glossary”
- Pink Paislee Parisian Anthology Dimensions Corrugated Elements
- Jillibean Soup twine
- Masking tape
- Old book – I bought mine for $2 at a second hand shop.
Step Three – Cover the spine with masking tape to give it an old-fashioned look.
Step Four – Decorate the front cover with strips of the FabRips – I love these things. They are so easy to use as they are self-adhesive and already have little slits cut for you to start ripping.
Add a frame from the Pink Paislee Parisian Anthology Corrugated elements and add your title to the frame.
TIP: So you don’t put adhesive all over the back of the frame but want to
know where to stop where it will hang over the edge – just add your adhesive
on while it’s upside-down.
Tie some Jillibean Soup Twine around the cover.
Step Five – For the inside – decorate as desired with patterned paper covering the pages – as theres a good chance the book may not be acid-free. I’ve used some Basic Grey Manila “table” paper for my journaling pages as it was perfect.
As my album is a trip journal (for a trip I haven’t been on yet!) I’ve got a
lot of journaling pages in mine – with the facing page containing a photo.
I’ve just put a photo in there for demonstration purposes only!
Step Six – Something you will need to do to fit all your items on your album is to remove some of the pages. Just use a craft knife and a metal ruler to cut
out some of the pages every now as then – as many as you need.
(TIP: If your kids have stolen your metal ruler then use another lone metal
item that’s close by – like a long-armed stapler! LOL)