Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Star Album Instructions.

We made these adorable Star Albums at our December Club Class. . .

by the way, which was a lot of fun!!!

Here are the instructions. . .

You need 7 4 x6 1/2 pieces of colored cardstock

You need 7 4 x 5 1/2 pieces of colored cardstock.

These pieces will be your inside and outside, so you can use the same color and save yourself some cardstock!
The best way to do this is to cut 7 4 x 12 pieces of colored cardstock. . . now cut them once at the 5 1/2 mark. . .

You will now have 7 pieces of 4 x 6 1/2 and 7 pieces of 4 x 5 1/2

Now cut 4 4x 12 pieces of white cardstock. . .or whatever color you are using. . . cut these pieces in half to make 8 4 x6 pieces. . .you only need 7.

Fold EVERY piece of cardstock in half and make three piles for each size.

next, decorate your smallest colored cardstock piece. . . 5 1/2x4 however you would like.

Adhering your pieces together might be tricky without pictures to help explain. . .

I will try, but look for pictures to come soon!!!

Pick up one white (or middle) piece of cardstock. . . . 4x6. . . .hold it like it is a book open with the fold in the middle going up and down. . . just like you are looking at an open book. . . now flip it over and put two strips of adhesive along the outer sides only. Not the top or bottom. . . . just along the outsides of the piece.

Pick up your largest piece of colored cardstock like it is an open book also. . . .line up one side of the white piece with the side of the larger piece. Make sure the edges are flush. . . then adhere the other side the same way. The middle will not be glued down and there will be a gap. . . That is what you want!!!!

Now adhere the smaller piece of colored cardstock that you have decorated, the exact same way to the top of the white piece!

Do all of the pieces this way.

Once you have them all done, you will now adhere the backs of the largest piece of colored cardstock to the other pieces. Put a fair amount of ahesive all along the back. . .avoiding the fold line. . .glue all of the pieces together until you have your book made. Leave one end open so it will fold up like a book!!!!

Like I said. . . pictures to come soon. . . .

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