Monday, December 14, 2009

My mom's Christmas present

Hi all! Sorry I didn't get any posts scheduled while I was out of town. Time just got away from me; thanks for your understanding! Anyway, here's the gift I made for my mom for Christmas. It's an album to hold her cards. I got the idea from Andrea Walford's blog. She was making them and selling them. I came up with my own template for the pockets inside.
The album is a 6X6 linen ring album. The front is decorated with chipboard letters and felt flowers. I adhered them with Mono Multi, and they are really on there! The closure is made from button brads attached to both the front and back. I tied linen thread to the back brad and wrapped it around the front brad. I added a cardstock circle so the thread wouldn't rub against the album cover. I punched the holes for the brads with the CropADile; it punched like butter through that heavy material!
Here is a a side view of the album so you can see the pockets. I made 12 pockets, but only 9 would fit in the album. I used Soft Sky, Pacific Point and Barely Banana for the pockets.
The next 2 photos show both front and back views of the pockets so you can see how they are put together. I made each pocket out of 2 pieces of cardstock. The pockets are gusseted to hold more cards, and the flaps are closed with velcro. I punched 2 holes in the bottom and added jumbo eyelets.

Here is the "front" view of the pocket. One piece of cardstock forms both flaps and the "back".
The 2nd piece of cardstock forms the "front" and the 2 gusseted sides.

Here is a view of the "back".
The "back" piece of cardstock is 6 X 8 1/2, scored at 1/2, 7 1/2, and 7 5/8.
The "front" piece of cardstock is 6 7/8 X 9, scored at 1/2, 1, 1 1/2, 7 1/2, 8, 8 1/2.
The size of the pocket is 6 X 7, so it will hold standard-sized cards.
Happy stamping!
Jana Signature

1 comment:

Kathy W said...

great gift and way to go figuring out a template on your own!