Thursday, June 26, 2014

How to Make a Matchbook Album by Lydell Quin

Lydell Quin is sharing her beautiful matchbook album featuring our June Main Kit today!

Here's Lydell:


Hello and welcome to MCS today!

I am sharing a mini album I created with the Main Kit for June.  It is such a bright and pretty Kit and is perfect for a simple mini album, for some fun summer photos or for a sweet little gift for a friend.  This particular little on is for my little girls friend for her birthday.

Heres the little album

It is a little Match Book album, and is super simple to make

Here's How I did it, so you can make your own!

Cut a strip of patterned Paper for your cover, which measures 4 " x 10.5 "

Score at 1".
Score at 1 1/8"

Score at 5 7/8"
Score at 6 1/2"

TIP-  If you want to make a rounded spine...... score at every 1/8" between the 5 7/8" and the 6 1/2" scores, that way the spine will curve around the fatter end of your pages inside your booklet.

Crease and fold all score lines
Ink edges front and back

Cut Pieces 3-7/8" x 4-6/8" from any coordinating pages in your kit.  (all double sided papers)

TIP- cut strip 4-6/8 x12" and then trim at 3 7/8" and you will get three pages per strip.
Less paper waste.  Keep your offcuts for embellishing

Score at 7/8" on the short side.

Fold creases and round the outer corders if desired.
Ink each page front and back.

Flip through the pages and arrange how they look nicest together in book format.

On the cover piece......measure roughly 7/8" in from each end of the scored edge and punch small holes in the middle of the strip. 

Slip your pages under the strip and use the cover as a guide to mark all the pages. 

Punch all the holes using a small hole punch.  I used a crop-o-dile.
(dont punch through the back cover though)

Using a large decorated brad from the Kit, attach all your pages together.


Now its time to decorate and embellish.
Then you can add your photos!

Here it is embellished!

So thats it for today!
Hope you give this sweet little book a try.  Nice and easy, and quick!
Lovely combination!

Thanks for stopping in!


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Mycreativescrapbook said...

Beautiful album , thank you !!

Sylvia G. said...

Love it!!

Maremi's Small Art said...

This is wonderful work ! Love it so much.