On the outside, this album looks like any ordinary paper box. But...when you remove the lid; the box explodes open and all the sides fold down to create several flaps for showcasing pictures, drawings, sentiments, or anything else your imagination can dream up! This tutorial show you how to get the basic box and lid done. I will post my finished/decorated box later this week. All you really need now is the instructions for the box, the rest is personalized by you!
Mother's Day is a week from today so you still have plenty of time to get this great gift started and finished! Let's get started!
1. 4 sheets of coordinating 12" x 12" cardstock
2. 12" paper trimmer with cutting AND scoring blades
3. Pair of scissors
4. Corner edge punch
Optional items you may use to decorate:
1. Paper flowers (or a punch to make them yourself)
2. ribbon, lace, etc.
4. Pictures of your choosing
5. Sheets of coordinating decorative paper
Ok...now on to that lid...
Place your adhesive on one of the square corners after you have folded up all of your score lines. Now, glue this flap on the inside (towards yourself) of the cardstock. Repeat this step for all 4 corners.
All of the flaps can be used to put whatever you would like on them..front AND back! If you wanted something simpler, you could always just use one outside layer and make this album into a smaller album or just a Mother's Day card. Let your imagination decide!
Be sure to check back later this week to see my finished project. I have to get my feisty boys to sit still long enough to get some pictures taken here at home that I can use in my album. That's a job in itself! Until then..you know what to do...