Special Memories Mini Album

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Peg Rounds

From Peg’s Crafting Corner

Special Memories Mini Album

You have your favorite pictures, mementos from the celebration, thoughts about the day and so much more, but what do you do with all of them?  This mini album is perfect to keep all of those treasures safe while you share them.  Its small size is easy to store or take a long wherever you go.

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Begin by covering two 6” x 6” pieces of chipboard.  Heavy chipboard or those used for book covers are the best choices.  Adhere with a tape runner an 8” x 8” sheet of patterned paper (Time to Celebrate by Graphic 45 used) to the cover and then score on a scoring board along each side to get a crisp fold.

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Cut the corners off using the fold lines as a guide using a pair of scissors.  This will create a finished corner on each side.

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Add a line of tape along each edge and fold them over and seal them securely.  Repeat this step for the second cover.

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This is what your newly finished cover will look like.  This is the back cover on this book.  Isn’t it gorgeous?

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Now, with a paper trimmer cut a 2 pieces of 12” x 12” cardstock to measure 6” x 12”.  You will need to have 3 sections to use for this step.

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Score each section at 3”, 6” and 9”.  Then, fold each section using the mountain valley fold technique.

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Add tape to the last section of each piece and join all 3 of them together to form a 36” long piece when it’s unfolded.

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Add some tape to one end of the folded piece and adhere it to the front cover.  Make sure all of the edges are lined up correctly.

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Now cut two 6” x 6” pieces of cardstock that will cover the inside of the front and back pieces once you have adhered the folded piece to it.

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Turn the book upside down and add tape to the pieces that are facing upward.  These should be the pieces you would see if you were looking at the book spine.

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Cut eight 6” x 6” pages from various cardstock and adhere them to the flaps that are inside the book.  Decorate each page as you go through the book.

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Create an “L” shaped frame for a page by measuring 1” from the edge of a piece of patterned paper and cut it out.

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Add journaling cards from the paper line to write times, dates and more on.

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Add cardstock (you can make them simple or use a die to jazz them up) to write your thoughts about a photo that is attached to the page.

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Make a pocket on one or more of the pages by cutting a piece of cardstock that measures 2 ½” x 5 ¾” and add tape to the back of it.  Attach it to the page and then add a piece of patterned paper that has been cut to 2 ¼” x 5 5/8”.

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Fussy cut elements from the patterned paper and use it to decorate the front cover. Make them stand out by attaching them with a 3-d adhesive.  Add some of your favorite ribbon or lace for an additional touch.

The next time you need a place to keep your favorite memories be sure to make this special mini album to put them in.  They can be designed to fit any theme or occasion and will always be a joy to share.  A special memory deserves a special place to keep it.

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About Peg

Peg Rounds lives in East Moline, Illinois with her husband and best friend, Kevin and their son Josh and 2 dogs. She was an elementary school teacher turned stay at home mom, and later a home school mom. Over the years, she designed cakes on the side and went to school to become a certified chocolatier. She always has loved to craft since she was young and it was something that she wanted to be doing, but set it aside due to her busy life. After 15 years of doing cakes she decided it was time to stop and focus more on her family. She began doing layouts, then cards and it went from there. Before she knew it, next to spending time with her family, she spent every free moment creating something and blogging about it. One thing led to another and here she is today! Check out Peg's blog, Peg's Crafting Corner to see what else she has been up to!

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