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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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During a cybercrop at KT Crafts this summer, Vicki told us how to make suncatchers. I made one then and since an idea has been floating around in my head to use beads for the ring at the top. Now I’ve made two, and more to follow!

I don’t know exactly what to call these projects – are they hybrid?

The ring at the top is beaded, tubular Herringbone weave using Miyuki 6/0 for the blue and Miyuki 8/0 for the pink/brown one. The acetate is stamped using VersaMagic – I like the matte stamping against the shiny acetate. I have added beads, flowers and ribbons. The stamps are from Personal Impressions and Prima.

Sorry about the poor quality of the pictures – it’s hard to take good photos in a window.

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