Hello Simple Stories friends! Anya is here today, and I am so excited to share with you a set of mini albums I created with the stunning Here+There collection. I must admit, this is one of my favorite travel collections ever! Those colors, and patterns, and chipboard stickers – they simply take my breath away! That's why, when I decided to create a mini album, I made three!
Today I am sharing just the covers of my mini albums. Each one of them includes my favorite patterns on the front cover and layers of beautiful elements on top. Starting with one of the chipboard frames makes it easy, since it gives a nice ground piece to hold everything else in place. After I decide which travel memories will be recorded here, I will spend more time decorating all of the pages inside.
You have probably seen how similar mini books are made, but I keep getting questions on how to create the binding part. It may look complicated, but it really isn't. After you cover the front and back pieces of the chipboard with patterned paper, cut about 3” wide piece of faux leather, which measures an inch higher than the height of your album. I use double sided tape to adhere the binding piece and both covers to the leather piece. Fold the extra leather inside the cover and press nicely, so that your album will close easily. To hold the leather in place, I add stitch lines. Inside of the cover is then finished with patterned paper, which will hide any imperfections and you are ready to add your pages to it.
There are many different ways of adding pages to the album, but one of the fastest is using a Cinch machine. It looks nice and is easy to do. After you make one album, I promise you will be5
Here + There - Collection Kit
Here + There - 6x12 Chipboard
Here + There - Chipboard Frames
Here + There - Washi Tape