Sunday, August 11, 2013

Vacation Album

I spent part of July cleaning my work area and came across a huge envelope full of brochures, receipts and ephemera from a family vacation back in 2011.  As luck would have it, I'd recently picked up a large handful of Heidi Swapp products.  Her memory folders were the perfect home for my memorabilia.

However, as I planned out my album I realized that I'd need to reinforce the folders to make them sturdier.  I planned on sandwiching several folders and stitching them all together. So with a bottle of the Best Glue Ever and a few inserts from my husband's dry cleaning I was ready to go.

Just a little line of the Best Glue Ever around each edge and across the middle was all I needed for a good hold.  I trimmed the chipboard to fit the inside of the folders.

The next step was to apply color to the outside of the folder. I used Heidi Swapp's Color Shine - the surface has a patterned resist.

Once the folder was dry it was time to cover the interior.  I choose two different papers for each side of the folder. The fine tip of the Best Glue Ever let me make a thin line along the edges of the chipboard and the curves of the scalloped edges.

To conceal where the paper edges meet and to give a bit of reinforcement to the spine I added two strips of washi tape.

However, the tape doesn't always stick very well to itself.  The solution? Another thin line of the Best Glue Ever.

And here's the finished project. The Best Glue Ever was key to adhering the elements in this album, including the transparent film strip on the cover.


Mom2Two said...

This is SOOOO beautiful!!!!

Tonya said...

Awesome job!!! I have just come back from vacation and plan on trying this. Thanks for the inspiration!!!