Make a Simple Scrapbook: The Matchbook Albumcomments (3) June 13th, 2016
This little scrapbooking gem only takes about 30 minutes to complete, costs under $5.00, and is great for seasoned scrapbookers and newbies alike. What's not to love? You just need a few paper supplies to create a unique little album for your keepsakes and treasures. Once you've made one, you're ready to switch it up with different colors and papers to create a whole new look.
What You'll Need:
• 1 piece of solid cardstock, cut to 12" long x 4.25" wide, for the cover
• 1 piece of patterned paper, cut to 5.25" long x 4.25" wide, to decorate the outside cover
• 4 pieces of patterned paper or cardstock, cut to 5.5" long x 4.25" wide, for the inner pages
• 2 eyelets
• Eyelet setter
• Paper cutter
• 4 photographs, trimmed to fit within a 4.5" long x 4.25" wide page
• Bone folder
• Double-sided tape runner
Place the 12" x 4.25" cardstock lengthwise on your table. Measure 1" from the left-hand side and make a score line from top to bottom.
Make 2 more score lines at 6.5" and at 6.75".
Fold the cardstock along the score lines to make nice, crisp creases. Now fold the right flap over towards the left. Apply double-sided tape to the back of the 5.25" x 4.25" piece of decorative paper. Adhere this piece of the front flap of the album.
The next step is to attach pictures to the inner pages using double-stick tape on the back side of each photo.
(It's important to leave a margin of 1" wide on each left-hand side of the inner pages. This margin will be in the spine of the book.) Once your photos are secure and in the order you're happy with, it's time to attach them inside the cover. Place pages inside of the album, aligned to the left. Fold over the 1" flap on the left side of the album.
With the eyelet setter, punch two holes, evenly spaced and about 0.25" in from the fold, through the folded 1" flap and all of the layers of paper/cardstock underneath it.
Insert the eyelets and set them with the eyelet tool.
The last step is to tuck the right-hand flap underneath the edge of the left-hand flap - just like a sideways matchbook.