Registered: January 23, 2006 Location: Down in the South Posts: 198
Tue, Feb 21, 2006 @ 7:53 PM
The album is what "we" (my group of friends in BR) call a pocket album. Start with 3 heavy cardstock sheets 12x12. These are going to be your pages and base pockets. Score and fold each sheet of paper to where it will cross over enough in the middle to use some redline tape to secure it. If this sounds confusing just take the paper and score at 3inch and then at about 3.25 or so. The object is to make a 6x6 page. After you fold the three pages this way and they are secured with redline place all sheets on top of each other and fold in half. you should end up with a crease in the middle of all sheets and six pockets. Take your hole punch and hammer and make four holes on the center crease approx. 1/4 inch apart starting 1/4 inch from top and repeat 1/4 inch from the bottom. These eight holes on each sheet are the binding holes. All the ribbon pieces you have will be tied through these holes. 6x6 Matboard is used for the cover, covered with 8x8 patterened and stamped paper. A large piece of ribbon is adhered front and back beneath the matboard to tie the book closed. Insert pages work best cut to 5.75 x 5.75. Decorate til your heart is content and feel free to email me with any questions before you begin.
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------------------------------ Alina Homa
Steady it... now stamp it!