Chipboard Album


Chipboard Album
Creative Idea by Joy S.ChipboardAlbum_Sample

1 qty. 8 1/2” x 11” Extra Heavy Chipboard #30151682
2 qty. 7” x 10” printed paper for outside covers (they can be different designs)
2 qty. 5” x 8” printed paper for the inside covers (they can be different designs)
Assorted 8 1/2” x 5 1/2” double sided printed papers for the pages
Assorted 6” x 9 1/2” Printed papers for pockets on pages
1 qty. Binding Coil for Cinch – your color choice, size depends on how many pages you are making, if they are going to be bulky allow for that and go with a larger coil
1/4” Meriken Double Stick Tape #30013284
Embellishments – washi tape, stickers, stamps, de cuts, whatever you want to use.

The Cinch Binding machine #30105279
Wire Cutters #30105280
Sharp Scissors
Paper Trimmer #30088131
Martha Stewart Score Board #30103578

Making the Covers –
Cut the 8 1/2” x 11” chipboard in half so you have two pieces 5 1/2” x 8 1/2”.  Take one of the 7” x 10” printed papers and place right side down. Center one of the chip board pieces onto the printed papers. Fold over the edges of the printed paper. You may want to trim the corners off diagonally to create less bulk (indicated by dashed lines on figure 1). Tape the folded edges down. Center and tape down a 5” x 8” printed papers. Repeat with the other chipboard piece. These are the covers.

Pocket Pages –
Take a 6” x 9 1/2” and place on the score board with the 9 1/2” edge along the top. Score at 1/2” and 9” points. Turn paper and align the 6” edge along the top. Score at the 1/2” point. Cut a diagonal line across to create a pocket as indicated in Fig. 2. You can make the diagonal as you wish; the sample was cut at 2 1/2” on the side from the bottom and top edge was 3 3/4” in from the left edge.

Fold under at the scored lines and add double stick tape. Trim off bottom corners to create less bulk. Tape to an 8 1/2” x 5.5” page to create a pocket page. Create as many pocket pages as you want.

Finishing –
Assemble the pages in the order that you want, inserting pocket pages throughout. Place the covers on the top and bottom. Follow the instructions for The Cinch to bind your mini album. Decorate the covers and pages as you wish.

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