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Is It A Card? Is It A Mini Album? It’s A Birthday Gift.

Monday, September 3rd, 2012

Birthday Mini Album and Card

Today my dear husband is celebrating his birthday.

So here comes the proverbial question – what do you get for someone who has everything?

[Mainly because he always wants so little]

The answer is obvious – get him something handmade.

My husband always loves the mini albums and cards that I make for him [or so he pretends...]

This time I decided to make a hybrid – a card which is also a mini album.

It starts with a simple greeting on the cover and it goes on and on and on and on…

It’s basically a very long greeting, illustrated by photos, paper and embellishments.

There is a bonus here… 99.9% of the mini album is from ONE PAPER KIT by Simple Stories.

Plus, I only used about a third of it…

It comes ready with cute stickers, word stickers, letter stickers, border stickers as well as already designed 4″ by 6″ and 3″ by 4″ double sided pages (and other sizes as well). It also contains some 4″ by 6″ transparencies that I used as well (and still have more leftover for other projects).

So all I had to do is come up with the greeting… and the photos and add a few more letter stickers here and there from my stash. I also added a few old Maya Road chipboard arrows. But really – it’s mostly made out of this one paper kit.

Take a look, see for yourselves =>

…and if you like it – please

The Pages

Mini Album Spread by Creativity Prompt

Mini Album Spread by Creativity Prompt

Mini Album Spread by Creativity Prompt

Mini Album Spread by Creativity Prompt

Mini Album Spread by Creativity Prompt

Mini Album Spread by Creativity Prompt

Mini Album Spread by Creativity Prompt

Mini Album Spread by Creativity Prompt

Mini Album Spread by Creativity Prompt

Mini Album Spread by Creativity Prompt

Mini Album Spread by Creativity Prompt

Mini Album Spread by Creativity Prompt

Mini Album Spread by Creativity Prompt

Mini Album Spread by Creativity Prompt

Mini Album Spread by Creativity Prompt

Mini Album Spread by Creativity Prompt

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Travel || Oregon Mini Album

Monday, August 27th, 2012

Vacation Mini Album

My Oregon mini album is finally done.
That means that I decided that it’s good enough for me.
This decision must come at some point, otherwise nothing will ever get done.

I went for a very simple set-up – just plain 6″ by 6″ cardstock pages and chipboard cover with some pages that are smaller, to accent a place or a memory or a certain day.

If you like it –

The Pages…

Prepare for a long, photo heavy, journey :)
I hope your scroll-finger won’t hurt too much…

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I simply raided my stash. I used a ton of letter stickers, word stickers border stickers and mini paper pads.

Unfortunately, not all of them are available for purchase. Some are REALLY old.

I love combining new and old products.

I also used quite a few of my Journaling Mates and my printables.

Here are some of the products I used that are still available (click on the image to be directed to the online store):

Oregon Mini Album Is Coming Up Soon

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

Sneak Peek - Oregon Mini Album

This mini album is almost finished. I just need to add non-Instagram photos…


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Monochrome Texture Technique Highlight

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012


Monochrome Texture Technique Highlight

A lot of you commented and liked the monochromatic texture on the cover of my most recent travel mini album.

I am a great believer in giving credit where credit is due and in this case the credit belongs to my talented friend, Alexandra.

I was thinking about using a modeling paste with my stencils for a while but didn’t do anything about it UNTIL I saw this AMAZING page and technique highlight by Alexandra on creating your own background with masks. In this tutorial Alexandra created a gorgeous white on white texture using a modeling paste and one of Studio Calico’s masks.

After seeing how striking the result is I had to give it a go too.

Here is how I did it:

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Liquitex MODELING PASTEBlack acrylic - Claudine Hellmuth Studio PAINTThe Crafter's Workshop MINI HERRINGBONE 6 x 6 Template

Maya Road DEBORAH MINI CHIPBOARD AlphabetTombow MONO MULTI Liquid Glue

How-To

Title

  1. Paint raw chipboard letters the same color of your background. Use a few thin layers of paint and let dry completely between layers, rather than slather on a thick layer of paint. Make sure to paint the sides of the letters as well to avoid the raw chipboard’s color peeking through.
  2. Let dry completely. Thin layers get completely dry very quickly.
  3. Adhere to your cover with a strong liquid adhesive that dries clear. Again, use minimal amount of glue. Just dot it a few times rather than applying thick lines of glue to avoid spilling.

Textured Pattern

  1. Affix the template to your background with a repositionable tape, such as painter’s tape or a washi tape.
  2. Mix the modeling paste with acrylic paint to create the same color as your background – skip this step if your are working on a white background.
  3. Apply a layer of the paste-paint mix with a spatula to make sure it spreads evenly on top of the template. Make sure that you apply pressure only vertically so you won’t accidentally push the paint underneath the template and mess up your pattern. If you don’t have a spatula you can use an old credit card or a plastic ID card. I’ve got a lifetime supply of fake credit cards from all the spam mail we receive in our mail box daily…
  4. If you want to create an imperfect pattern, mask off some of the template with the same low-tac tape you used to affix the template. Skip this step if you only wish to mimmic the template, as is.
  5. Remove the template carefully and let it dry completely.
  6. Marvel at your beautiful textured pattern. [Oops. Obviously this step is optional]

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Are you going to give this technique a go? Have you ever tried it? I would love to hear about your experience and any suggestion you may have!


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Travel Mini Album Featuring Journaling Mates

Monday, June 25th, 2012

Travel Mini Album

It’s been a while since I last posted a creative project.

As I have told you before, my right hand has been on the mend.

I wanted to get back on track as soon as possible and finish what I had started before said procedure was done.

A couple days after my sutures were removed seemed like a good time to get back on track.

Oh no. That was not a good idea.

By the time I finished with this album I was literally bleeding…

You can’t blame me for lack of determination, right?

Anyhow I wanted to spotlight a few of the different ways I used my Journaling Mates ןn this album.

DirectionDirection. One of the most obvious ways to use the Journaling Mates is to employ the images to direct the eye. Here I used an obvious arrow [JM-R2] to lead the eye in the direction I want it to go, but you may use any lines in the graphics to do the same thing for you – the airplane’s head [JM-R2], the index finger in the vintage hand image [JM-R2]“, etc.

Indicate timeIndicate time. Another obvious use of the calendar Journaling Mates [JM-R1] is for indicating the time. It comes especially handy in travle albums where you wish to convey the passage of time and remember what happened on each day. You can either use the sticker as is or you can add more details to it with a permanent marker or doodle around it. Like I did on this example. These stickers may be useful in projects such as “Project Life“, “Week In The Life” and “December Daily” where the passage of time is a main theme.

TextureTexture. One of my favorite things to do with these stickers is to use them to add texture to an otherwise flat page. The epoxy stickers are slightly raised and are shiny which is a perfect combination to add to a page filled with only two-dimensional pieces such as photos, patterned paper and flat letter stickers.

Combine ProductsCombine Products. Now that I’ve showed you how I use the stickers to add texture to two-dimensional stickers I will show you how I use these alphabet stickers to add interest to the Journaling Mate sticker itself. Here I used a woodgrain background sticker [JM-R2] and wrote ‘the end’ on it using a permanent pen and the same Lily Bee alphabet stickers. As I adhered this specific sticker on the back cover I also added a layer of Glossy Accents to it. To make sure your ink won’t bleed, once in contact with the Glossy Accents, first make sure it is completely dry and also give it a test-drive on a random piece of plastic packaging before using it on the sticker itself.

Outline and WriteOutline and/or write on it. There is another cool way to alter your stickers and add interest as well as adding context and personalizing it is by using a permanent pen to outline the images on the sticker – giving it a doodled, handmade look and also writing messages or greeting on it, just like I did on this speech bubble sticker [JM-S2]. What’s nice about this technique is that the three-dimensionality of the sticker adds movement and the outline seem a bit offset without the need to painstakingly draw an offset line. This technique would also make a very cute specialized card!

LayeringLayering. Working with layers of embellishments is very trendy right now and the Journaling Mates are perfect as either a base layer, like here, or a top layer. Their dimensionality comes in lieu of the trusty old 3D foam adhesive. By layering cute stickers on top of the sticker I created the same dimensionality without using additional products to raise the stickers.

GroupingGrouping. There is no rule against using more than one sticker per page… I love to group similar embellishments together to create a focal point and the Journaling Mates are no exception. Here I used both calendar [JM-R1] and general travel stickers [JM-R2] together to finish off the album.

MattingMatting. One of the easiest ways to add visual interest and to emphasize the sticker is by sticking it on a mat of a contrasting colored paper. Here I used a pinking circle punch to create the fun mat but you can use any shape and any tool to create your mat.

DoodlingDoodling. Last but not least is a fun idea you can use on any embellishment or element you have on your page. Doodling adds lightness and a ton of personality to a page. You do not have to start drawing intricate patterns. Just go with simple lines (or dashed lines) alternating between pen tips and colors. Again, the three-dimensionality of the Journaling Mates comes in handy as tracing it is totally fool-proof, just nest the tip of the pen on the foot of the sticker and trace. It cannot get any easier than that. Me thinks.

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Whether You Are … I Will Always Love You – Mini Album Tutorial

Friday, March 9th, 2012

Mini Album Page

This is what I call a ‘just because’ mini album.
I didn’t make it for a special occasion.
I didn’t make it to document a specific event or trip or day [although the pictures were all taken at the same time, on a ferry in Alaska].
I just had a crafty date and we decided to make mini albums with mini photos and I happen to really like this goofy set of photos of my husband making faces to protest against me taking pictures of him… The idea for the mini album just presented itself – no matter how my husband is at a certain moment – I always and will always love him.

Individual Layouts & Supply

This is a very minimalistic mini album. The reason is threefold: 1. Because I love minimalism. 2. I didn’t want to use anything chunky on the pages themselves, other than on the cover. 3. We wanted to complete the project in one crafty-date, after a full day of work.

Mini Album Page

This is the cover page. I used a couple of dimensional flowers by Basic Grey from the Sweet Threads collection. The paper is by Lily Bee Design from the Head Over Heels collection (how suitable…). The fabric letter stickers are Thickers by American Crafts.

Mini Album Page

The paper is by Lily Bee Design from the Head Over Heels collection and the photo ‘mat’ is one of my free printables… The black letter stickers (on all the pages) are from various Lily Bee letter stickers sheets. The cool flower stickers are actually a border sticker by Crate Paper [from their Portrait Collection], cut into 2 pieces…

Mini Album Page

Here I also used the same Lily Bee papers and stickers as well as a paper by My Mind’s Eye from the Everyday Flair collection.

Mini Album Page

Super simple page… I simply used my free printables and the same Lily Bee’s paper and stickers.

Mini Album Page

Same here…

Mini Album Page

More of that Lily Bee paper as well as a few stickers from Basic Grey’s Sweet Threads collection. Plus a couple of my free printables to add visual interest.

Mini Album Page

Same. Same, with some old and thin strips of fabric tape and additional paper from Lily Bee’s Memorandum and My Mind’s Eye Everyday Flair collections.

Mini Album Page

Here I used Crate Paper’s Emma’s Shoppe paper as well as a small mat from My Mind’s Eye Everyday Flair and the same Lily Bee’s letter stickers.

Mini Album Page

Some more paper from Lily Bee’s ‘Head Over Heels’, a strip of an old Anna Griffin paper tape and letter stickers by Prima.

Mini Album Page

Same good ol’ Lily Bee’s ‘Head Over Heels’ paper and same good ol’ Lily bee’s letter stickers. Can you see the lame pun?

Mini Album Page

To spice it up I used Lily Bee’s ‘Head Over Heels’ paper and Prima letter stickers. Just to make it a bit different…

Just kidding.

It’s always quick and easy to use the same collection for a project, that way everything is tied together.

The chipboard I used to make the actual album is by Grafix and the size is just perfect. I cut each sheet in two and it corresponds to a half sheet of patterned paper from a 6″ by 6″ pad or an 1/8th of a 12″ by 12″ sheet of patterned paper. It doesn’t get easier than that…

How To Make The Body of the Album

  1. Cut a sheet of cardstock to a 3″ wide strip.
  2. Score the strip, lengthwise, every ½”. I am using Martha Stewart’s scoring board – it makes scoring at specific increments really easy.
  3. Fold the scored strip in an accordion fold (peaks and valleys) and attach each chipboard page to the edge of each fold.
  4. Cut the extra folded cardstock when you have enough pages for your album (I needed 12 pages for mine).
  5. To make the spine sturdier, adhere the back side of the folds together.
  6. Adhere patterned paper to each page.
  7. Adhere a piece of 3″ by 3″ pattern paper at the spine and over the edges of the cover pages – apply adhesive only on the edges, and not where the spine is.

Easy Peasy.

First Date Anniversary Mini Album

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

Anniversary Album

On February 22 (2012) my husband and I are going to celebrate 11 years of togetherness. We’ve been married 4½ years and have been having fun this entire time. Our love just gets bigger, stronger and deeper.

Beware, this is going to be a long and picture heavy post…

I made the mini board album from scratch. All I did was to take an 11″ by 3″ strip of cardstock and score it every ½”. Then I did an accordion fold on that piece and attached 3″ by 6″ pieces of chipboard to each fold (plus 2 pieces of hard plastic I purchased 3 years ago in Dublin, Ireland… that I added as cover.) To complete the look I wrapped a 3″ by 3″ piece of patterned paper around the spine. That is all…

Layouts and supply:

[As this is a personal project, in essence, I blurred a few details. Sorry.]

mini album layout

This is the cover page. I just used an old K&Company patterned paper (to wrap around the spine), an old Heidi Swapp paper tape and fabric Thickers.

mini album layout

Here I used an old Anna Griffin paper tape (red) and Crate Paper patterned paper from the Portrait collection.

mini album layout

Here I used another Crate Paper’s Portrait patterned paper and my free printables which I used all through this album…

mini album layout

Here I used Basic Grey’s Oxford patterned paper and my new obsession- washi tape by Sweet Bella!!!

mini album layout

Here I also used Basic Grey’s Oxford patterned paper and another one of my free journaling spots and Prima’s tiny alpha letter stickers for the title.

mini album layout

mini album layout

Here is another one of my journaling cards, used as a page. What happened is that I was “printer-happy” and had more photos than pages, so I fixed that with a few extra pages that I attached to the album with the fabulous washi tape. So simple and effective. I also adhered a piece of Crate Paper’s Emma Shoppe’s paper to cover the back of the journaling card.

mini album layout

Here you can see the “tail” of the washi tape I used to adhere the extra page in place and for the layout I used another one of Basic Grey’s Oxford patterned paper with a fabric tape, so old I don’t even know where is it from… I always love to mix up old and new supply. This is my way of using up my stash without missing out on the new-ish collections.

mini album layout

Here I used the beautiful Crate Paper’s Emma Shoppe’s paper and my own printable Valentine’s Card that you might recognize from yesterday…

mini album layout

Yet another one of the gorgeous papers from Crate Paper’s Emma Shoppe’s collection and some Lily Bee Design letter stickers. I love the size and font of these stickers but I’m not nuts about their quality.

mini album layout

My love story with Crate Paper’s Emma Shoppe does not end. I used here yet another paper from this collection as well as some of that ancient fabric tape and Jenni Bowlin letter stickers (these are good quality stickers!)

mini album layout

Here I used Crate Paper’s Neighborhood paper and you can see the rest of the title with the fabulous Jenni Bowlin letter stickers. This is a layout about my husband’s healthy sense of humor. To demonstrate that I collected a few screen prints of the hilarious things he writes when we chat. Such a great memory.

mini album layout

Here I used another Basic Grey’s Oxford paper as well as 7 gypsies washi-ish tape that I also like a lot. It’s great for journaling!

mini album layout

This paper is from Crate Paper’s Neighborhood collection, which is great for journaling. I used that to list my notorious nicknames that although I don’t like any of them, my husband keeps calling me by them. I blurred them for 2 reasons: 1. I don’t like them. 2. I use some of them as passwords ;)

mini album layout

Here I used Basic Grey’s Life Of The Party paper as well as these Lily Bee letter stickers.

mini album layout

Here I used another paper from Basic Grey’s Life Of The Party collection and some more of these Prima letter stickers as well as two of my own printables. I blurred the journaling here because I listed all the addresses we’ve had during the last 11 years (quite a lot – in 3 different continents).

mini album layout

Here I used some old Making Memories fabric letter stickers and another paper from Basic Grey’s Oxford collection.

mini album layout

Here I used yet another paper from Basic Grey’s Oxford collection [it's actually the other half of the page I used before...] and some of my freebie journaling spots and a strip of an a-d-o-r-a-b-l-e washi tape.

mini album layout

Here I used another paper from Crate Paper’s Emma’s Shoppe and some old American Crafts letter stickers [=> Remarks in Lax].

mini album layout

Here I used a woodgrain and striped paper from Basic Grey’s Life Of The Party collection and some Basic Grey’s micro letter stickers that are very hard to find at the moment. I also used some old 7 Gypsies word stickers to emphasizes our travels.

mini album layout

Here I used some more of my free journaling labels and paper from Basic Grey’s Oxford collection.

mini album layout

This one is easy. We travel way too much to get extra embellishments in… The background paper is again form Crate Paper’s Neighborhood collection.

mini album layout

Another easy one… The paper is again from Crate Paper’s Neighborhood collection and the letter stickers are by American Crafts.

mini album layout

mini album layout

Here I added another page as a ‘flap’. To attach it I scored ½” at the end and applied adhesive to the scored part and adhered it to the end of the existing page. I added an old fabric tape to make an ‘handle’ for the flap. The papers I used are from Basic Grey’s Oxford collection and My Mind’s Eye’s Everyday Flair collection. The title was made with Lily Bee’s Harvest letter stickers [5 points if you spot the missing 'l'].

mini album layout

Here I used some more papers from Crate Paper’s Portrait collection and Emma’s Shoppe collection as well as some more of Lily bee’s Harvest letter stickers.

mini album layout

Here I used paper from My Mind’s Eye Everyday Flair collection as well as some more of Lily bee’s Harvest letter stickers and some more of Jenni Bowlin’s letter stickers. I also used some old chipboard photo corners and I also secured the page, after manipulating it too much, with some more of my beloved washi tape.

mini album layout

This is the back side of the page above, so you can see the ends of the washi tape. I also used some more of the old American Crafts Remarks letter stickers and the paper is again from Basic Grey’s The Life Of The Party collection (many woodgrain papers in there).

mini album layout

Here I used another paper from My Mind’s Eye Everyday Flair collection. This is a simple page. It’s mostly about the journaling, which you cannot see…

mini album layout

This is the last page of this album, but it represents our wish for many, many more years of love and togetherness. I used Cosmo Cricket’s chipboard letter stickers (that are on clearance…) and a piece of paper from My Mind’s Eye Everyday Flair collection (which is also on sale).

I hope you are not completely bored by now.
However, if you are still in focus, have you noticed that each and every photo is of the two of us together?

Thank you for stopping by!

How To Make A Hardcover Mini Album With Plain Envelopes

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

Hardcover Envelope Book

My husband thinks it’s silly but I think it’s super-duper cute, you’ll be the final judges…

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Step by Step Instructions

Steps

Start by folding each envelope in half and then cutting the edge of the envelope’s flap, in an angle, at the half point.
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This is how your envelope will look like after its flap was cut.
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Next, channel your inner seamstress, stack all the envelopes together and sew the spine at the crease line. You can also pierce 2 holes in the spine and tie it by hand with an embroidery floss, or fasten it with a staple. Sewing is the fastest way to assemble the signature, even for me (you will understand that remark shortly).
Steps

This is how your envelope stack will look like, if you are a terrible seamstress. Just like me. Who had to put it through the machine several times… I assume you may only be better than I am at that, because I am the worst, ever.
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If you have sewing accidents… fix the spine with a layer of strong liquid glue.
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Or just secure the pages with a folded piece of patterned paper that you adhere to both pages’ edges.
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Now let’s move on to the cover, shall we? Given that you use business envelopes, cut 2 pieces of chipboard at 4½” by 5″ each. If you use any other envelope, just cut the cover a bit larger than the size of half an envelope (because they will be folded in half).
Steps

Then Choose your cover fabric. I had this fat quarter collecting dust and just waiting for this project. So I used it. Use any scrap that covers both pieces of chipboard, a spine and then some.
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This is the ratio of fabric/ cover. Just so you will get the hang of it. Cut each edge at a triangle and adhere the flaps to the inner part of the cover with strong liquid glue. You can be messy, it will all be concealed momentarily.
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Now, attach your sewed signature by applying a generous amount of liquid glue and adhering to the inner part of the cover. Do it one side at a time and be careful of unwanted spills that may ruin your envelope pockets. Because we use envelopes to embrace and utilize their pockets, right? right.

Embellish and place top secrets and cherished memories in the pockets.

Done.

[Are you still with me or were you lost due to the length of this unearthly post? Please comment and tell.]


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The Bare Bones Of A Travel Journal

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

Today I just wanted to share my on-the-go travel journal for my next vacation in Hawaii.

The idea and the reason it came about were easier for me to explain on video, so here it is:

[Go here to watch on YouTube and while there, please rate, comment and subscribe.]

Feel free to download the travel journal page as well as the back page for your own personal use and enjoyment. [To download right-click on each link and opt for the "save target as" option.]

[P.S. You can find the flat package of mini glue dots here]

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Are you planing on going somewhere special soon? Do you travel for the holidays? How do you collect your travel memories?


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Free Workshop – Giving Thanks Journal

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

Thanksgiving Journal

Thanksgiving Day is quickly approaching and I thought that a great way to give thanks is to collect all the things and all the people we are grateful for and write about them in a mini journal.

This Giving Thanks journal is what I came up with. It is 4″ by 6″ so it fits perfectly with 4″ by 6″ standard size photos and therefore quick and easy to put together.

I made the journal kit for you and created a video showing you how to put the journal together – in REAL TIME. You wouldn’t believe how easy it is to make.

Feel free to use it as many times you need, for personal use only and don’t forget to link back here, if you show your project online :)

The Journal Kit

To download each of the journal pages – right click on the link below and opt for “save target as”:

  1. Cover page. [Print once on 4" by 6" piece of cardstock]
  2. Insert page. [Print as many time as you want, on 4" by 6" paper. You can also use the backside of your photos to print on]

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  • Cardstock – to print the journal pages on. You can also use patterned paper or the back side of your photos for the inner pages. Each sheet of 12″ by 12″ patterned paper yields 6 pieces of 4″ by 6″ paper.
  • Cover pieces – I used 4″ by 6″ transparency and 4″ by 6″ piece of chipboard.
  • Hole punch
  • Small binding rings (or ribbon, twine, etc.)
  • Pencil

How To


[Go here to watch on YouTube and while there, please rate, comment and subscribe.]

Step by Step Instructions

  1. Print the journal pages. You need 1 cover page and as many inserts as you please. It is simpler to first cut all the pages to 4″ by 6″ and then use them with your printer, the same way you would use photo paper.
  2. Punch all the punching holes by aligning the black punching marks with your hole punch. Make sure both the mark and the hole punched are centered together – then punch.
  3. To punch the chipboard piece (and your insert photos) align any of the punched pages with the chipboard piece and mark all the holes with a pencil. Then repeat the previous step with the chipboard.
  4. Put together all your pages and bind with the binding rings.

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