Creating a Shaped Album

Hello Every-Bunny! Welcome back to the PB! Let’s hop to it! πŸ˜„

So it seems the conventional and practical way to create an album is to make it rectangular and boxy, like a library book. But what if you want your album to look like a cupcake? Or, what if you want it to have a scalloped edge? Today we wanted to explore what it would take to customize your album’s shape.

So first we need chipboard in the shape we are looking to create. We want to make a snow globe. Snow globe chipboard is in short supply so we’ll have to customize our own. We reached for the Lawn Fawn newly released “Magic Iris Snow Globe Add-On die.”

We’ll die cut a bunch of the snow globe and adhere em back to back so we create a thick, solidary piece.

So first off we die cut 4 of them…

Next, we decided we wanted our spine to be 2″ wide so we trimmed some coordinating cardstock 2″ x 4 1/2″.

So, the two pieces on the left we will use to connect the spine to our cover and the two on the right will connect our spine to the back of our album. We scored the two cover connector pieces 3/8″ from the left and the two back pieces we scored 3/8″ from the right. These will be mountain folds and these folds will act like anchors.

Note: The snow globe die is 3 3/4″ x 4 1/2″ so this will be a mini album. For bigger, heavier albums you may decide you need more than 3/8 inches of surface area to create a secure anchor to your spine. Our snow globe album will be pretty light weight…

So now, take one front connector and one back connector and adhere the “anchors” (the folded areas) to the spine as in pic below…

Then, to reinforce our 3/8″ anchor, flip the spine over and adhere our other two connectors as shown below, in essence sandwiching the spine…

Next, take a decorative 2″ x 4″ strip to cover the side of the spine that will be seen…

Next, we die cut 8 snowglobes. We layered 4 with adhesive to create our own “chipboard.” We layered the other 4 the same way.

Next, we adhered one of our make shift chipboard snowglobes to one of the connectors. Notice we put no glue on the spine

And ta daaaaaa! πŸ‘‡


We used a similar process with Lawn Fawn’s “Scalloped Rectangle”…πŸ‘‡

Hope you enjoyed today’s science experiment. Troubleshoot the idea yourself and see if it works across all shapes and sizes πŸ˜€ Then let us know in the comments below.

And check out Lawn Fawn’s new release in person! This release is huge!! 14 new stamp sets and 25 new stand alone dies! 🀩🀩🀩

All this could be yours πŸ˜πŸ˜†πŸ™ƒ

Hope to see ya soon! Happy Crafting!!

❀, The Paper Bunnies

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