Thursday, November 5, 2015

A Christmas Carol

Wow, so I haven't gotten my hands into a mini album in a while and it was so fun and refreshing to do it again.  I used "A Christmas Carol" from G45 (which I've been told they are out of print now, but you can still purchase some at Country Craft Creations).  Also, I used a new binding system by Tamra Merrill called the Hingeless Waterfall, and it is quite genious!  It was such a fun project to make and just in time for the fun holiday season. 
I did make a few adjustments (as I seem to always).  My album size is quite different in size than Tamra's (smaller) and I may have put the cover together a little differently.  Anyway, I thought I would list the sizes here in case you'd like smaller size dimensions.  Then you can follow Tamra's video it putting it together.  :)
Cover pieces (chipboard):
cut 1 (front right side)-  7(h) x 6(w) 
cut 1 (front left side) - 7(h) x 4 1/2 (w) 
cut 1 (back) - 7 (h) x 7 1/2 (w)
cut 2 (spines) - 7 (h) x 2 (w)
Left side Waterfall (on the inside):
Cut 1 (base piece) - 6 1/2 x 4 1/4
Cut  6 (waterfall pieces) - 4 3/4 x 4 1/4 (score at 1/2)
Hingeless Waterfall (center on inside):
Cut 1 (base page) - 7 1/4 x 6 3/4
Cut 6 (main pages) - 6 3/4 x 5 3/4 (score at 1/2, 1, and 1 1/2)
(makes the pages 6 3/4 x 4 1/4 when finished scoring)
Cut 1 (part that holds the main pages down) 7 1/2 x 2 (score at 1/2)
Random Flips (right on inside):
Cut 1 (base) - 7 1/2 x 5 1/2 (score at 1/2)
Cut 1 (middle that connects to hinge, on top of base) - 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 (score at 5 1/4)
Also, I made this using only 9 pieces of 12x12 designer paper (from my winnings at Tamra's last crop hop event in September).  I only had 3 pieces left,  (about 1x2).  To do this I made my pages so the designer paper would be 4" wide on most of the pages.  Then I cut most of them at 6" in height (which isn't quite tall enough, but then I used a designer punch and black cardstock to fill the gap).  I also added about 5 journaling spots from cream cardstock to fill in any extra spaces. 
Photos of my completed album:

This is what the right side 'random flip' pages looks like when opened.
So much fun, gorgeous paper, great tutorials.  Happy Holidays!


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