a few score lines and one simple cuts you too can create this project
in an afternoon.
going to show you the scoring and cutting on a White 4x6 RTC grid paper
then finish the project with the Brick 4x6 RTC grid paper.
you can see that I have scored on the four inch and eight inch lines,
then rotated the grid paper and scored on the six inch line. I then cut
two of the 4x6 grids on the six inch score line and left one scored.
This is the only cut you need to make to create this mini album.
to folding, adding the front and back covers then adhere the pages
together. You will need to make crisp folds with a bone folder.
4x6 RTC paper here.
In the next photo you will see where I applied the adhesive.
will need two 4 ½ x 6 pieces of paper for the covers and two 4x6 pieces
of paper for the inside unless you use card-stock or double-sided
paper. Score on the 4 1/2 side, 1/2 from the left side for the front
and 1/2 from the right for the back cover. Be sure to check that your
pattern paper is in the correct position if it has words or a specific
direction it needs to be facing.
I left the tops of my pages open to accommodate tags for journaling or more photos.
You will now adhere the 4x6 papers, one to the front inside and one to the back inside.
make the spine cover you will need a 3 ¼ x 6 piece of coordinating
paper, ribbon or other spine embellishments. Score on the 3 ¼ side at 1
½ and the 1 ¾.
Now that the album is assembled you will need to decorate the inside covers and pages. I used the Clearly Love Seals stamp set to carry out the Love theme for this project.
be sneaking around and taking photos of my son and husband over the
next few weeks before Valentine's Day arrives to add to these cute mini
Supplies used: Mosaic Moments RTC Grid Paper, Clearly Love Seals
stamps, McGill punches, Tsukineko Ink, Making Memories mini heart brads
and photo corners, Cloud9Design Be Loved pattern paper by Fiskars, and
found some wonderful paper and sticky embellishments from Basic Grey
(one of my favorite decorative paper companies) and I knew it had a
"Project for Cole" written all over it. One of the embellishments had
the quote, written above, by Albert Einstein on it - a perfect place to
I made a little 8 page book, inspired by Janine's project above, for Cole and he fell in LOVE with it. "He placed his claim immediately - it is his
book." I decided I'd better take a few pictures before he "loves it to
pieces." (though it has been holding out amazingly well so far.) . front cover page
1 - Imagination - love this quote. Cole is ages 3 & 4 in this
little book - I wanted to celebrate him at this very imaginative age. Page 2 - Children love to see their name - so I dedicated one full page to "COLE" . pages 3-4 - playing is the foundation for imagination. . Page 5 - Imagination is simple - just stop and let your mind wander. page 6 - A good imagination is always better with support from those you love. . page 7 - sliding down the tongue of a whale... great props are wonderful for assisting the imagination. Page 8 - Cole's list - to remember the things he likes to do at age 3-4.