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I’ve been thinking about this for a long time. Storage… For some reason I couldn’t find anything that suited me. Well, now I have! I made it myself!

Basic ingredients: chipboard, plain paper, cardstock, book cover plastic, acetate, stamps, inks, BIA and o-wires.

Start up with the covers: I used 8×8″ chipboard/mountboard, cut two pieces of plain white paper approx 10×10″. Mark out on the papers where the folds will be. Decorate the papers with stamps, inks or whatever you like. I used stamps and Distress Inks.

Glue the boards to the back of the papers, score and fold starting with mitring the corners. The folds get neater if you score them with your bone folder first. Glue the excess paper to the back of the board. Set aside for now.

Now start with the inner pages. Cut cardstock measuring 20.3×24.3 cm and score and fold 4 cm from the short end. Decorate if you wish.

Cut book covering plastic to 18.8×20.3 cm, the long side of it should line up with the right side of the back cardstock, leaving some 1.5 cm gap from the fold of the flap.

Cut acetate measuring 20.3×29.7 cm and score and fold at 18.8 cm from the short end (this will be on the front of the page). The long piece on the back side will make the page more sturdy. Glue or tape with the fold lining up with the right side of the cardstock.

I used 6 of these inner pages for my album. Line the flapsides up to the left, bind together using a BIA following the manufacturers’ directions or make holes with a crop-a-dile and bind with book rings. 6 inner pages goes well with 3/4″ o-wires. Decorate the insides of the covers.

I put my clear stamps on the acetate flap, when folded together and tucked under the cardstock flap, I see the stamps as they will show when stamped.

So far I’ve made 3 of these albums, and more are to follow!

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Cyber Crop!

OK, today’s the day… At 14.00 CET (that’s Swedish time) there’s a cybercrop over at CropStop! Come on in and have fun with us!

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CropStop Blog Hop

We are so close to Oscar time that we decided to do a themed blog hop to present to you our new design team members. This blog hop will have 9 stops in total and in all those stops our design team members will be sharing with you a tip or giving you a challenge. There will be prizes drawn from those that submit their entries to the blog hop challenges by midnight Monday CST. You NEED to submit your entry for the blog challenge as a comment to the design team blog post in her own blog. (example: If you are doing Vicki’s challenge then you need to leave Vicki a comment on her blog post with a link to your project) Sign up to “follow” our blog and you might win a prize. Our red carpet order is as follows:

1. CropStop’s BLOG – http://www.cropstop.blogspot.com

2. Vicki – http://validationofvicki.blogspot.com/

***YOU ARE HERE*** 3. Elisabeth – https://paperart.wordpress.com/

4. Jessica – http://blogg.coffeeaddicted.se/#home

5. Gloria – http://www.gloriascraps.blogspot.com/

6. Lisa – http://pop-dot-porcupine.blogspot.com/

7. Stacy – http://stacystampinscrappin.blogspot.com/

8. Anneliese – http://www.queen-of-the-crop.blogspot.com/

9. Dalis’ BLOG – http://www.stampergirl.com

One last thing… would you like a coupon to enjoy a discount on your order of $20 or more. (coupon code: OSCAR) expires March 10th

Most of you who know me knows that I like the 50’s… The music, the cars, the clothes, the lifestyle… Just about everything! To celebrate our Oscar Blog Hop, I have made two ATC’s to get you inspired for my challenge… Create anything that takes us back to the 50’s, Grease style!
Put a link to your Grease creation in the comments section for a chance to win a fabulous prize, and I will also draw a name at random from all who leaves their pawprints in the comments for some blog candy!
A note to our European participants – please note that the times given are US times – Sweden is six hours ahead so midnight Monday means it’s six o’clock Tuesday morning here!
Have a nice trip along Hollywood Boulevard!

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