I made this photo album for my mom for Mother's Day using my new Bind-It-All. Having fun with this new toy! There are 6x6 top loading photo page protectors inside. For those of you interested here are the specs & some things I learned.
chipboard (actually more like sturdy cardboard): 7" x 6 1/2"
25 page protectors: the left margin had pre-punched holes which I cut off leaving enough room to for the BIA to punch
Using the BIA on plastic was a bear. I'd never do this again. The holes that actually punched sort of stuck inside the BIA due to static electricity. The remaining punched holes were like hanging chads that I had to cut off with scissors. Very time consuming. But it did work.
I used Mod Podge to glue on the cover paper. My covers tended to warp so I had to pile a bunch of books on them before binding to flatten them out. If I'd used real chipboard that probably wouldn't have been necessary.
I used card stock cut 6x6 to cover the inside of the covers.
The coil is 3/4" but I think it should have been 7/8" or 1"
I had fun making it. Now I need to copy off a bunch of pictures to fill the album. Or at least get my mom started :) Thanks for looking!
p.s. the text was generated on my computer and sized to fit into the scalloped oval.
Date: Saturday, May 5, 2007 GMT Views: 1568
Registered: February 5, 2005 Location: Georgia Posts: 914
Sat, May 05, 2007 @ 6:34 PM
I tell you what, WOW! This is an amazing project and I know your mom is going to love this! I'm so impressed that you made a book from scratch. The cover is so beautiful, the paper and stamp sets go great together and the ribbon adds a classy touch. Can't wait to see what you come up with next!!