I created this Sweet little album a few days ago. The instructions were downloaded from here
You will need to go to the April Archive to find the tutorial for the book, it’s called “Cherry Blossoms Folded Pocket Book” – Cherry Blossoms is the paper Kay has used to make her album. Any paper would do. I used “Hearts Ease” 12″ x 12″ Paper Pad from Couture Creations. You will need 6 sheets of 12 x 12 paper to create the album.
I’m so pleased with how it turned out. Although there are only 5 pages, there are 20 pockets to embellish.
I completed the belly band which holds the book together, You will need a closure as the book has a tendency to splay open. I think once I have put some embellishments inside, I may need to make a new Belly band as this one will no longer fit. It might be a good idea to wait until you have finished the embellishing before making the closure. Alternatively, before putting the inside finish to the cover of the book, you could substitute a ribbon closure instead. The finished size of the album is 5.25″ x 3.25′ so it is quite a small album.
There is some simple bookbinding (the stitch used is called Pamphlet stitch). I used a fairly fine black waxed thread which was all I had that would thread through my needle. I must invest in some proper book binding needles.
I used a Stampin’ UP! Piercing tool and mat to make the holes in the spine.
This is a great little album to try out Book Binding for the first time. Why not make one for yourself. It would also be a lovely gift.
A closer look at the belly band closure. The medallion is shown as an idea for finishing.
Happy Crafting in 2018.