While making the ID Badge school bus mini album the other day, I thought of a different way to bind using some binder rings. And add felt for the cover. I love how it turned out.
The basic instruction is the same as ID Badge school bus mini album. For this felt album, I used 12″x12″ card stock paper, and two binder rings.
Spider web image is from the web and used it as my base design. Printed it on a paper, temporarily attached it on the back side of the felt. Used an embroidery thread for the needle work. I definitely need to practice on my sewing skill.
This gorgeous felt is from a muse studio. It is about 11.75″. A bit wider felt would have worked better since the base card stock paper is 12″.
For the cover, you need 3.5″ x 12″ cut piece, and score at 5″ for front and back cover. Score at every .25″ for 2″ spine so the spine can curve.
For the inside accordion-fold spine, you need 3.5″ x 11.25″ cut paper, score at every .625″ (5/8), and fold.
Center an ID badge on one section of the accordion-fold. Mark the holes with a pencil.
Use a hole punch (Crop-a-dile) to make the holes a few folds at a time.
Apply adhesive on the cover piece. I didn’t have Modge Podge, so I used Tacky glue instead. It was too thick. I ended up using another decoupage glue.
Adhere the felt on the cover paper.
Make sure to stretch the spine before the glue dries. Use a round object and a bone folder to shape.
While waiting for the glue to dry, I inserted the 3×4 photos in the ID badges. Isn’t she pretty?I had a quick Halloween costume portrait session with her a few days ago. I think the witch costume is big enough for her to wear next year. Sweet~!
I used two 1.25″ binder rings (1″ inside circumference).
Add ID badges to the accordion-fold, and loop the binder rings from the back.
Apply adhesive on the back of last flaps.
Attach it to the cover.
You can totally make this album without the felt. Just the card stock paper would work, too.
Maybe, I’ll add a spider or two.
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