September 11, 2010

This week's Cricut Mini Albums DT challenge was Back to School. Stop on by to see what cute albums the other gals have created.  They did a wonderful job!

 I decided to make my own 6 1/2 x 6 1/2  chipboard album by covering 3 pieces of chipboard and scoring between them to make the album fold over.  I then used my bind-it all for the inside pages and ribbon closures.  I will post close ups of how it all came together at the end of the post.  If any of you would like to see how I did it I would consider doing a picture tutorial for you.  The paper that I used is called Hittin' the Books by DCWV and some of the embellishments are a new little line by K and Company that I found at Joanns.

The pencil is from Locker Talk.
The library pocket and insert are from Fabulous Finds.

The backpacks are from Doodle charms.

The rounded squares are from Slumber Party Cricut Lite, the envelope is from Just Because Cards, and the apple is from Doodlecharms.
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Close up of the ribbon closure... fastened the ribbon by running under the inner cardstock layer of the covers.
Close up of how the book folds together...
Inside cover showing how the binding...
Close up of inside back cover showing how inside pages are attached to the book.  I just added a black piece of cardstock to the end of the binded pages and glued it to the back cover.  I use Fabri-Tac to glue the cardstock to the covers and pages of my minialbums- it seems to make them sturdier. I also glued the last piece of black cardstock with the Fabri-Tac to make sure it adhered securely. 
Thanks so much for checking out my album.