Sunday, February 23, 2014

Angelica & Adam Chipboard Album Tutorial

We have a wonderful tutorial from our CD-ROM Specialist, Stephanie, to share with you today! To create this chipboard album, she's used the Angelica and Adam papercrafting CD-ROM, which will be available on our website Tuesday, February 25.

The first step is to print the project from the CD-ROM, which opens in a 12-page PDF document. It's a nice layout because if you want more of specific page designs (or if you mess-up a single page), you can always print out more of the specific pages you need.

The top of each printed page contains a single album page ... and the bottoms of the pages are completely filled with lots of embellishment elements, many of which I will be using later for cards and other projects.

I started by cutting out the scrapbook pages. I labeled the bottom of each page with the coordinating number (although I didn't end-up sticking to the specific page of embellishments when I started assembling). I also numbered the back of the scrapbook pages, so I could remember the order ... although other than the back & front pages, you can really assemble in any order that works for you.

Memento Tangleo Ink was the perfect hue to ink the edges of my pages to cover-up any of the white bits that sometimes get exposed when you cut digital images. Next I measured the size of the photo openings, and printed a collection of pictures (making sure my pictures were slightly larger than the openings, so they could be attached from behind when necessary).

You can use a craft knife to cut out the openings. However my craft-knife control is not that great, so this is the process I followed using detail scissors. I poked my scissors into the center of the opening and then move outward to cut around the inside edges.

Here are several of the pages where you can see the photos are visible through the openings cut in the pages. Here's what my pages looked like from the back. Since you attach the pages in the album back-to-back, none of this will be visible in the finished album.

For this page featuring Kolby and his Grandma, I added some of the embellishment arrows, as well as an *awesome* rub-on and a stamped -LOVE- sentiment from Sentimental Friends and Family using Nautical Blue Memento Ink.

On the page featuring Kolby and his Great-Grandparents, I added paper button embellishments (which were so easy to punch-out with a circle punch) and another stamped sentiment from Friends and Family.

I used some of the extra designer paper tags to create some coordinating punched embellishments.

I sponged Tangelo Memento Ink on my punched heart for contrast and used another Friends and Family Sentiment on this page (it is such a versatile stamp set).

For this page I used another embellishment arrow, several rub-ons, and foam tape to attach the lower picture for a bit of dimension.

This page was intended to be a birthday page, but I wanted to use other photographs. My solution was to cover-up the birthday sentiment with the bottom right picture (attached with foam tape overlapping the two frames on the page). I used another arrow, as well as adding the soccer player that was detail cut from the embellishment pages.

I used more rub-ons from my stash and an embellishment tag for this page. There are so many options included for decorating your pages.

And of course the page featuring Kolby with his Aunt Stephanie & Uncle Rod had to be all about the St. Louis Cardinals, our favorite baseball team.

The final step was assembling the album. I used strong double-sided tape to attach the album pages back-to-back (adding a little more ink along the edges to give it a finished look) and then used a hole punch along the spine. The pages were attached using Loose Leaf Rings that you can find at any office supply store.

I hope you enjoyed my tutorial for creating my Adam-themed Chipboard Album. Comment below or send me an e-mail if you have any questions about the process!

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julie_woolston said...

Fabulous tutorial thank you for sharing.

Hugs Julie xxx

Gabby said...

Kolby is such a handsome little boy! The chipboard album has adorable illustrations and nice inking/ stamping. A great keepsake for him. :)