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I love creating mini albums especially using photos of my kids. I used ID badges for this school bus mini album.
It is so easy to make!
For my school bus mini album, I used 8.5 x 11 card stock paper.
Cut the paper to make, 3.5 x 11″, 3.5 x 8.75″ pieces. You can discard the rest.
This is for the cover. Score 3.5 x 11″ piece at 5″ and 6″. This will give you 1″ spine. I used a scoring board, but you can use a soft surface, a ruler, and a scoring tool.
This is for the spine (Goes inside of the album =). Score 3.5 x 8.75″ piece at every .625″ (5/8).
Mountain fold the 3.5 x 11″ piece. Accordion fold (Alternate mountain and valley folds) the 3.5 x 8.75″ piece.
Here, I laid out the decoration before I permanently attached them to the cover. Also rounded the corners of the cover with We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper Tool (I used 1/4″ round)
I cut apart welcome baby stamp and just used duckies to stamp on the square window pieces.
Added some clear square stickers over the window pieces.
For STOP sign, I used a square punch tool (3/4″). First, pouch a square. Tape it to a piece of thin paper, and punch it again at 45 degree angle.
An easy way to make a STOP sign. Wrote the word with Uni-ball Signo pen.
Decorate the album cover.
Attach the accordion-fold piece to the inside of front and back cover right along the edge of the spine. You need a stronger adhesive for this. I used double-sided adhesive tape.
You can also attach the accordion-fold piece AFTER you attached the ID badges to the accordion-fold first.
For this mini album, I used six 4″x3″ Clear Badge Holders.
I printed two photos on 4 x 6 photo prints. Cut them in half. Trim a wee bit to fit them in the ID badges.
I used a bone folder to loosen up the inside of ID badges.
It was very easy to insert the photos using the bone folder.
Adhere the ID badges to the accordion-fold spine using a stapler. I used Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher.
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOPS!!!!!! I attached the album inserts upside down, reversed order! This is what happens when I watch a video while I craft. Heehee. My son thought it was the most hilarious thing I’ve ever did.
I LOVE Washi tapes!!! I used it to cover the back of the staples on the accordion-fold spine.
Simple and easy!
Cute and fun!
Thank you for stopping by!
BASIC SUPPLY & TOOL LIST
- six 4″x3″ Clear Badge Holder
- one 8.5 x 11 cardstock paper
- Stapler, glue
- Bone folder