Wednesday, January 10, 2018

This Adventure with Alicia!

Hello Quick Quotes readers, Alicia here with you today to host the blog.

I have a mini album I created for a Christmas gift. I made this for my brother-in-law with the hopes it would be used on his desk. He absolutely loved it! I used select pieces from the Adventure Awaits Paper Pack to maintain a masculine feel throughout.

To begin this project:
  • Cut a piece of chipboard to 6.25"x8.75"
  • Score at 4.25" and 4.5"
  • Adhere magnet with strong tape to outside front cover
  • Layer strong tape on top of magnet to adhere to cover paper
  • Cut 2 pieces of Quick Quotes designer paper to 6.25"x10-11" (the extra length is to create the flap, overlap to your preference)
  • Ink ALL edges with PowderPuff Chalking Inks
  • Adhere each paper piece to the outside and inside cover leaving the flap open
  • Embed the second magnet inside the flap to meet up with the magnet on the cover (use plenty of strong tape to stay in place)
  • Seal the magnet in the flap
  • Adhere ribbon to edges of flap for durability

I kept the flap shorter because I wanted to use this great quote on front.  I placed it on the cover to determine how long I wanted my flap prior to cutting the paper.

In hindsight I should have used a couple of sets of magnets spread apart or not put so many photos inside...I couldn't help myself there were so many cute ones!  I did realize this issue and for that reason there are no bulky embellishments inside the album so that it would stay shut with one magnet set and lay flat.

  • Basic directions for the accordion inside:
  • Cut a 12"x12" piece of card stock to 2-6"x12"
  • Score consecutively at 4"
  • Adhere the two pieces together
  • Adhere one end to the front inside cover and one to the back inside cover
  • Cover the card stock with pieces of 4" x 6" patterned paper
  • Add photos and sentiments
  • Don't forget to ink all those edges with PowderPuff Chalking Inks
You can tell from the photos I have three pieces of paper, I did not start with a 12" x 12" piece so it complicated the process a little but allowed me to add extra pages!

The Adventure Awaits 105 paper was perfect for this project since one side has 6 panels at the 4"x6" size. If possible I used the designs from the paper to provide the sentiment.

On other pages I used pieces I cut from Adventure Awaits 500 sheet which includes quotes and phrases.

I used my Canon PIXMA iP8720 13x19 Wireless Printer to easily print the photos I downloaded from Facebook for my mini album. This project went very smoothly because of the great products.

Quick Quotes Products:
Adventure Awaits: 101, 102 and 105
Adventure Awaits 500
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Sunset and Navy

Canon Printer:

Other Products:
Wood Veneer, Ribbon, Card Stock and Magnets

Thanks so much for stopping by!
~ Alicia
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