By the Sea! by Conny Craig

By the Sea! by Conny Craig

Ahoy Mateys!

I hope you are ready to sail off with me with this mini album using the Simple Vintage Vintage Seas Collection. 

    Beach Vibes, seashores, set sail!  Painting a picture here, no need with SV Vintage Seas Collection- it takes me on vacation just by looking at it. I love that you can document a beach day, an excursion either to the ocean or sea, a lighthouse, coastal vibes, and much more. I have an album ready to be filled with photos for the summer! 



Let's get started

For the base of the album you'll need: 

(2) 8.5x5.5 inches Chipboard pieces front and back covers. 

(1) 8.5x2 inches for the spine. 

(2) pieces of cardstock, color vibe 12x12 textured cardstock- warm white for wrapping the chipboard. Trim pages 8.5 by 11 inches. I added double-sided adhesive to glue both sheets and the chipboard.


Assemble-  Front, spine, and back cover, leaving an eighth-of-an-inch gap between the front, spine, and back cover that prevents the paper from tearing when the album is closed. At the corners cut diagonal, and leave an eighth-of-an-inch that makes sure the paper covers the chipboard after wrapping.


Hinge -   

(1) 8.5x8- Score at two(2) and then every half until you reach six(6) inches. Fold hinges up like hills leaving one flat in-between. Add glue of your choice to keep the hills together. Adhere the hinge to the spine.


Pocket Pages -

(2) 8.5x11 - Score at 5 and 10.

(2) 4.125x11- Score at 5 and 10 


At this time, hinges should have double-sided adhesive on both sides. Adhere Pocket pages to hinges, and add glue to the bottom of the pockets to close.  


Front Page - Horizontal pages

(1) 5.5x8.5- Score at 0.5 - adhere on the right 

(1) 5x8.5- Score at 0.5- adhere on the left. 

Add magnets to keep the pages closed. 




Front Back Page - Vertical Pages

(1) 6x5- Score at 0.5- adhere at the top

(1) 4.5x5- Score at 0.5- adhere at the bottom.

Add magnets to keep the pages closed.       




The Middle hinges have just two pockets.

(2) 4.125x11- Score at 5 and 10. Add glue to the bottom of each pocket to close.




On the last page, I added horizontal flip pages to the from and back.

(2) 4.5x8.5- Schore at 0.5. 

Add magnets to keep the pages closed.




Time to embellish:

  1. Cover page -Lace Trim, SV Vintage Seas- Beach Vibes paper, chipboard frame, enamel dots, layered stickers. 
  2. Inside the front cover, I created a pocket, embellished with chipboard. You can add the tags, notes, or photos.
  3. The Simple Vintage, Vintage Seas 12x12 Basics kit is perfect for photo mats.
  4. The journal elements, decorative brads, enamel dots, cardstock, and foam stickers brought this mini-album together beautifully. 

The album can hold 3x4, 2x2 photos. Inside the pockets - you can add larger photos by turning them into tags or brochures, memorabilia!



Please let me know what you think about it in the comments below, and tag Simple Stories to your projects using the Simple Vintage Vintage Seas Collection we can't wait to see your work.


Sea you soon, Conny! 

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