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Portable Christmas Album

By: Carlene Eshelman

Looking for creative DIY gifts that everyone will love? Make a Portable Christmas Album from Carlene Eshelman and fill it with fun memories - it's a great gift that will be cherished forever! Use decorative papers, stamps and ribbon to create this adorable keepsake.

Portable Christmas Album
 

Materials:

  • Two 12” X 12” double-sided papers
  • 1-1/2” X 9” ivory paper
  • 1-1/2” X 4” brown paper
  • Stamped image, cut out
  • 9” X 5/8” red ribbon
  • Bone folder/score board
  • Adhesive

Instructions:

  1. Score both 12” X 12” papers are 4”, 8”, then rotate and score at 6”.
     
  2. Fold at score lines.
     
  3. Trim 1/16” off all sides of your 12”x12” papers.
     
  4. Lay one paper down on table, then stack second piece on top, joining one set of the rectangles.

    Portable Christmas Album
     
  5. Glue papers together.
     
  6. Cut the scored lines in the middle of the papers. Make sure you trim 1/16” off the insides of each rectangle.

    Portable Christmas Mini Album
     
  7. Take the bottom and top rectangles and fold top edges down. Then small piece up. Glue down.
     
  8. On the opposite side, take the middle rectangle, and do the same folds as in #7. Glue.
     
  9. Fold right side, and left sides together. Then fold top and bottom of album in.
     
  10. Take your ivory strip and place glue down the middle. Place 9” piece of ribbon onto glue.
     
  11. Wrap ivory strip around your album. Make it slightly larger than the album. Glue flap down.
     
  12. Take 1-1/2” X 4 strip and glue over the seam side of your band.
     
  13. Glue your stamped image in the center of your band.
     
  14. Place band around your mini album.

 

How to Make a Portable Christmas Album: 

 

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