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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Graduation Mini Album

Wow - I didn't mean to be away from here for so long. Life got in the way and I didn't create anything to share. I hope to be more consistent after next week. This weekend my eldest DD goes to college.

Just a quick update on the Sounds of Summer Album I posted earlier - I was one of the winners of the Bind It All Challenge - how fun is that!!! I won a Display It All to display my album! I can't wait to get my new sb room set up so I can put it on a shelf.

On to todays post. I made this mini graduation for a friend whose son is going off to college - Hi Judy if you're here!
Here is the front cover. Again I used my Bind It All to make the coils and hold it together.
the paper is various school papers I've collected and I don't really know the manufacturers.
I love to make these 6 x 6 albums. I call them "tube" albums cuz I fold a piece of 12 x 12 paper into a tube and crease with the overlap in the center. You end up with an opening on each end. For the covers, I close the opening but as you'll see below, I often make a pocket out of them.
I learned how to make these albums several years ago at Scrap-a-faire an online class by SB Etc. Unfortunately I didn't record the name of the teacher. If any of you know, drop me a line and I'll give her credit. I've searched and can't find it.
I made a 2 page layout for each year of high school. Each LO has its own pullout tag inside one of the pockets to record additional photos or memories.
also, I included a few nonspecific layouts.
This is my first album for a boy so I tried to keep it pretty clean and simple.
Thats all for today and probably the week. Happy Crafting y'all.
I'm off to link this to the craft it Wednesday blog. It was a great idea for me to join that blog because weeks like this one - it forced me to take a second and post.


  1. That looks wonderful. Glad you could join in on Craft it Wednesday.

  2. hi thanks for the comments in my blog...TC

    followed you..

  3. Love your CD project. I may have to try and make one of those.

    I posted here because I didn't see a comment section on the CD project post.