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Description : Extreme Cards And Papercrafting offers an illustrated tutorial on how to create a Pop-Up Photo Album. It’s a lot easier than it looks!
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I decided to to makeovers on a couple of scrapbook pages today. I thought the project would just take an hour. However, since I wasn’t happy with the initial results, the pages took over three hours to complete!
Here are the results of my work.
Problem: I hated the pink area in the lower left corner, but I didn’t want to redo the whole page.
Solution: I used two shades of green paper and a flower punch to create a more attractive corner.
Problem: I liked the layout of the photos but thought the black background was too dreary.
Solution: I cut out the center layout and glued it onto a new, red background. I then framed the red background with a sheet of black cardstock. I added red and gold accents to the center of the layout.
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Still haven’t finished scrapbooking your photographs from the Winter?
If not, you’re in luck!
Here’s a whole array of neutral, printable scrapbooking elements from Canon. Just print out as many copies as you need on acid-free paper, and get to work scrapping.
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I love the colors in this layout. The blues go great with my son’s cap and gown. The whole effect is bright, cheery and a little bit scholarly!
To make this page, I cut out white stencil letters and glued them onto a blue rectangle. Then, I cut out out a light blue cap and centered it onto a darker blue cap. Finally, I alternated light and dark blue squares with square cropped photos.
What do you do with all those photos that are too nice to throw out, but don’t fit onto your scrapbook layout? Many people just throw them into a cardboard box to be lost forever. Others, shoved into an album, unsorted and unlabeled.
Here’s a quick way to make an organized and attractive album out of those photos. I call it a “scrapped album.”
Scrapped albums are albums that are half photo album and half scrapbook. The photos are placed in standard 3 pocket photo albums but labels, decorative elements, journaling and title pages can be added.
First, gather your materials. You will need all of your leftover photos, a standard album with 3 pockets on each side, acid free cardstock, glue and a scissors. If you want to use other embellishments, like stickers, get them together now also.
Second, sort your photos by event or by person and place into the album. Decide where you may want to place some journaling, and leave that pocket free.
Third, go back a personalize your album. Choose one of the ideas below to use on each two page layout. Unless you really have the time, it is not necessary to do more than that.
Cut square of cardstock the same size as your photos and use it for journaling or a title.
Cut small tabs and glue them onto the edge of photos for labeling.
Cut some pictures down and place frames around them.
I’m sure you can think of lots of other great ideas to do with your scrapped album. Just don’t go overboard, however.
Remember: This album is supposed to be in place of a scrapbook, not another scrapbook.
Don’t try to save money by using non acid-free paper. Acidic paper will ruin your pictures after a few years and is just not worth the savings.
Never throw out your scraps. Scraps can always be used on another project.
Know what you have. You don’t want to run out to the store and pay full price for yellow fibers when you already have some buried in your stash somewhere.
Avoid lettering only with stickers. Alphabet stickers can be costly. Instead try doing hand lettering or printing out letters from the computer. A one time purchase of letter stencils is also economical in the long run.
Trade with your friend. What is old for her, will be new to you.
Make your own embellishments. Serendipity squares, bottle caps, tags and shakers are expensive to buy, but cheap to make.
Don’t buy to many books and magazines. The internet is full of patterns, how-to’s and inspiration. And, what you can’t find on the internet, is available at the library.
You don’t need to need to purchase every new supply or tool that hits the market. All you really need is a good pair of scissors, some kind of adhesive, patterned paper, cardstock, templates and a couple of punches. Everything else is gravy.
Scrap with a friend. This doubles the number of tools available.
Take a look at your local dollar store. Mine has wonderful, but cheap, packages of vellum, patterned papers, fancy scissors, punches, stickers, rubber stamps and acid-free glue sticks. All of these products would cost at least 50% more in a scrapbooking store.
Target has very reasonably priced packages of patterned paper and cardstock.
Consider purchasing from ebay. I frequently by large lots of used products. The pricing is very good and I get a wide mix of stuff. The last lot had fancy scissors, papers, cardstock, letter templates, shape templates and stickers. All for about $16.00 dollars, including shipping.
Here’s what I did:
For the background I used a moss green and white floral paper. I cut eight photos into squares and used acid free glue to attach them to the right side of the paper. I printed out a title on light olive paper with darker olive ink. I used olive chalk to color in the edges and placed this along the left side of the page. To finish, I used small white buttons for accents.
I’m very happy with the way the page worked out.
When we were younger my husband used to do all his own automobile repairs. He took photos of many of the jobs and I had half a box of pictures of dirty engines sitting around. After a lot of thought, I decided to make a scrapbook page documenting one of the bigger projects.
Materials and Equipment:
white printer paper
1. Cut 3/4″ off the length and the height of the grey cardstock.
2. Glue they grey cardstock onto the cardboard, making sure that the border around the cardstock is equal on all sides.
3. Mount the photos onto white cardstock, allowing a 1/4 border on all sides.
4. Position the photos onto the grey cardstock and glue into place.
5. Cut out several car and tire shapes and glue to the grey cardstock. Attach the brads so that the appear to be the center of the tires.
5. Print out the title using an outline font. Using the black marker, fill in several of the letters.
6. Attach the title to the page, using glue.
The Pretty In Pink Tag was designed for a spring scrapbooking swap last year. I wanted to do something “girlie” and this is what I came up with. I also wanted to use my new flower punch and this tag gave me a good excuse.
To make this project, print out a tag pattern on pink cardstock. Cut the tag out and trace it onto lightly patterned pink paper. Cut out a second tag from the pink paper.
Glue the two tags together (the original pink cut-out was just to make the tag stiffer).
Tear a slice of white paper and glue it across the upper half of the tag.
Punch out three white flowers and glue along the bottom.
Use pink chalk to highlight the edges of the tag.
Punch a hole at the top. Knot pink novelty wool through the hole.
The interesting feature in this page (beside my daughter) is the beading. This was done with a novelty scissors. I cut along one side of a very thin strip of paper, turned it over, and cut along the other side. The result was a perfectly flexible strip of paper beading.
The “Oh, So Square” tag is another one I made up for a swap. This was a very quick project and can be made up with any color or pattern of paper.
To make this tag, cut a rectangle of solid cardstock. Cut of both corners at an equal angle to make the shape shown.
Trace the tag onto the back of a slice of patterned paper. Cut out the patterned paper, trimming just a little from each side.
Glue the the patterned paper onto the center of the cardstock.
Punch a hole at the top center and tie coordinating embroidery floss through the hole.
Trim with a couple of brads.
I made this page to celebrate when my husband completed his model airplane. The plane cost over $200.00 and took over 3 months to finish. You can just imagine how thrilled I was when the project was over!
To make this page, first I mounted a sheet of white cardstock on a slightly larger sheet of orange cardstock. This created the “frame” for the page.
Then, I mounted each of my photos on slightly larger sheets of orange cardstock.
I cut out each of the letters to make the title and glued them on to the page using acid-free glue.
I dress a freehand picture of the outline of an airplane and cut it out. I used a black marker to draw some details onto the cutout.
Last, I mounted the airplane onto the page using puffy tape. This made the plane look a little like it was floating. I felt it fit in well with the flying theme.
The whole project took about an hour, and I really like the way it came out.
My husband is a big fan of the Twelve Steps. He lost around 175 pounds and has kept the weight off for about 10 years. He feels that he would never have been able to do it without the “program”.
So, off course when we were driving through Ohio, we HAD to stop off at Dr. Bob’s house. Dr. Bob’s kitchen is where much of the history AA took place. We toured the house, watched a video and bought a couple of things from the gift shop. Right before we left we took this picture of my now slim husband.
I’d love to give you a tutorial for making this page, but there’s really nothing to it. All I did is mount the photo on white cardstock and glue it on scrapbooking paper. Then I printed the title, cut it out and glued that down too. The whole thing took less than 10 minutes.