Create beautiful Christmas Albums the EZ way!

Saturday October 10, 2020
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Are you a crafter that loves to use your decorative dies to create one of a kind unique projects? Join us and discover how to make an Album using your Majestic Frame Dies, a perfect gift for a loved one. 

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Let's get crafting!

Directions: 

Step 1: Using the Majestic Swirl Frames die, cut 14 pieces of grey coloured card stock using the outermost mat die from this set.

Cut out 14 pieces of white cardstock using the inner decorative swirl frame die.

Step 2: Using a paper trimmer or craft knife and ruler, cut out the rectangle inner part from the 12 white swirls frame die cuts, leaving 1/4” border all around. Cut out 12 rectangle frames from white card stock measuring 5 1/4” by 3 1/4” the same way and adhere on the outer cut out area. You will have 12 swirly frames with borders on the cut out part.

Step 2B: Layer the two white frames together with tape and die cut the thin outer frame from Luxe gold cardstock. Cut 12 such pieces-2 for the inner front and inner back pages and 10 for the inside pages. The front and back covers do not have these gold frame outlines.

Adhere these gold frames on the 12 grey mat layers. Add dimensional tape on the inside of the white frames on three sides, leaving the top part open to insert pictures. Adhere these on the grey mat layers.

Step 3: Apply glue on the 5 inner pages leaving a little area on the left side so that they can be attached to the hinge later. Adhere the other 5 pages to these back to back. The front and back inside pages will not be used right now. There are now 5 inner pages that look like this, both on front and back.

Step 4: To start creating the front and back covers, first cut out 2 pieces of the inner most rectangle label in white card stock and without removing the die, distress the pieces with Peeled Paint Distress ink. Stamp the sentiment in black ink from Cheerful Notes cling stamp set, one on the label and another sentiment on a narrow strip of paper.

Adhere the two pieces on gold paper leaving a very narrow border. Cut out two pieces of inner decorative label from Luxe gold card stock. Adhere the sentiment labels on this gold die cut.

Step 5: Using the third largest Majestic Swirl Frames die, cut two times from Luxe Gold Cardstock.

Cut two pieces of grey paper that measure 5 x 3"and layer the gold diecuts on these.

Cut two white rectangles 3 7/8 x 1 7/8" to layer on the gold die cut. Adhere the sentiment labels on top. 

TOP TIP: When diecutting metallic cardstock, add a scrap piece of cardstock on top on the metallic cardstock to avoid getting marks from the cutting plates.

Step 6: Using the second largest Majestic Swirl Frames die, cut two times luxe gold paper. Adhere them to the back of two of the same white die cuts, aligning in such way that there is small gold border all around.

Adhere the whole piece on the grey mat layer. Adhere the two inner front and back pages on the back side of these two pages.

Step 7: Cut a piece of grey card stock measuring 4 1/2” inches by 10 inches and place it on a scoring board. Score on the longer side at 1/2 inch intervals.

Apply strong double sided adhesive on the first column and then leaving two subsequent columns as shown and then repeat.

Fold over the tacky tape column onto the column on the right to make 7 hinges. Use a bone folder to burnish all the score lines very well.

Step 8: Apply glue on the inside part of mat layer on the left side where there is small opening and slide in the pages carefully on each hinge, starting from the front page, followed by inside pages and finishing with back page. Measure a piece of luxe gold paper to cover the outside of the spine. Score this paper at 1/8 inch intervals on scoring board to create a design and add double sided tape at the back. Adhere this to the spine.

This album measures 7"" x 2 1/2".

Step 9: To decorate the album, make poinsettia flowers and holly leaves using the Christmas Poinsettia and Holly stamp and die sets.

Stamp the flowers with Red Geranium Archival ink on flower shaping paper. Colour with same ink using sponge dauber. Stamp the leaves in Library green and colour with a blend of light and dark colours. Cut them with matching die and shape them in 3D poinsettia shaping mold. Layer two large and one small flowers together to create the large flowers. Add prills in the centres.

Step 10: Cut pattern paper from Snowy Pines paper collection to size 5 inches by 3 inches to insert in the photo frame areas.

Decorate the album on the front cover, inside pages and spine. Add a gold ribbon bow on spine along with the poinsettia flowers and holly leaves.

TOP TIP: Learn more techniques with theMajestic Frames collection in this video here: https://www.heartfeltcreations.us/video/how-to-create-decorative-shaped-cards-for-all-occasions

Have fun creating your own projects! We love to see what you create too, share your projects with us on our Facebook page here https://www.facebook.com/HeartfeltCreations 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tutorial by designer Anita Kerjiwal.

See more of Anita's beautiful projects on her blog https://craftingforever-anita.blogspot.com/

Looking for more creative inspiration? You can find all of our tutorials here https://www.heartfeltcreations.us/blog/category/step-by-step-tutorials

Let us know what you like about what you just read in the comments below, we love to hear from you.

 

See what supplies were used to make this project so you can create one too!

Heartfelt Creations Products:

  1. Snowy Pines Paper Collection
    Snowy Pines Paper Collection HCDP1-2117
    Special Price $21.24 Regular Price $24.99
  2. 3D Christmas Poinsettia Shaping Mold
    3D Christmas Poinsettia Shaping Mold HCFB1-478
    Special Price $25.49 Regular Price $29.99
  3. Christmas Poinsettia & Holly Die
    Christmas Poinsettia & Holly Die HCD1-7249
    Special Price $25.49 Regular Price $29.99
  4. Christmas Poinsettia & Holly Cling Stamp Set
    Christmas Poinsettia & Holly Cling Stamp Set HCPC-3881
    Special Price $16.99 Regular Price $19.99
  5. Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Leaf Green
    Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Leaf Green
    RACP436
    $7.99

Other Products: Grey card stock , Double sided adhesive, Dimensional tape, Hot glue stick, Hot Glue Gun, Die cutting machine, Peeled Paint Distress ink, Gold ribbon.

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Comments
Marie Andersson
How lovely! Thank´s for a great tutorial, going to be my next project.
October 10, 2020 at 5:11 AM
Liliana Hurst
Oh so beautiful album, thank you Anita, thank you HFC you always teach us so many ways to use the beautiful dies, that is why I always recommended you, HFC is just Amazing and Unique !!!
October 10, 2020 at 6:10 PM
Jacquelene L
This album is gorgeous. I already own the dies, but not the beautiful gold cardstock. I really like that this is not complicated and doesn't require special binding dies or bookbinding tools. I can actually make this. The instructions are clear and easy to follow and make sense. I would like to see this as a youtube video.
October 10, 2020 at 10:25 PM
Supriya
Beautiful Album and an easy way to make it. Thanks for sharing the tutorial..
October 12, 2020 at 6:48 AM
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