Hello everyone! It’s Indah here. I always love doing 3d projects such as packaging and mini albums, but there is one thing I always feel intimidated doing. It’s shaped albums. Believe it or not though, I have at least a dozen of shaped mini albums that I just keep buying but never did anything with them. I envisioned it in my head but when I got home it got very overwhelming for me. It seems daunting, but it also looks so nice especially after I browse around the internet for samples and ideas.
So. I will show you how I braved shaped albums and eventually became addicted to it! Trust me, it is very easy and simple. Did I mention addictive too?
- Shaped chipboard album. I used Kaisercraft Train Album
- Digital kit of your choice – I used the awesome Owen’s Room Kit by Wishing Well Creations
- PVA glue or Mod Podge
- Brush or sponge brush
- Hole puncher
- Binder ring
- Foam tape
- Colored corrugated cardboard
Let’s do this!
First of all, print out the papers and elements you’d like to use and then trace the shape of your album face down to the back side of your printed paper. You can do it the other way around but sometimes busy patterns make the line not visible enough.
Cut out the traced shape of your chipboard album page and also punch holes on them.
Apply a generous amount of PVA glue but be sure to even it out. This is why using a brush or sponge brush is important.
Adhere your cut out shape of patterned paper. A good tip is to adhere it while the glue is half way to drying so it’s tacky and prevent bubbles especially when your paper is thin (like mine). Not to worry if bubbles appear though, simply peel back the paper and adhere it again. If the glue is too tacky to peel back the paper then simply even out the bubbles using an atm/credit card or your hands.
Lastly embellish your finished pages with embellishment and photos. Assemble the album by putting on binder rings and tie colorful ribbons to the rings.
See how easy that was?
I promise you it won’t take more than a few hours to complete this. This is also a great gift for anyone. Simply leave it embellished but don’t put photos on it so that the receiver can put it themselves.
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