To make the pages for the inside of your photo album
cut the cardstock in half. Use about four sheets of
cardstock paper. You can use the front and back of
2. To make the front and backcovers, take one sheet
of cardstock. Measure the width and length of the
half papers. Then use a whole sheet of cardstock so
that the end of the paper wraps over the top cover.
The top page of your photo album will need to be half
a sheet of cardstock.
3. Punch holes in all the pages about two inches inward
and half an inch from the end. Put in the eyelets
using the tool that comes with them. You will be punching
holes through all the pages and the two covers. Make
sure the eyelets are good and tight. This is what
holds your album together.
4. Make holes on the wrap end about one to one and
a half inches inward. Also make the same holes on
the end that this will cover. This will be how you
close it. Place the ribbon though the holes on th
top cover. Glue the middle down .Fold over the flap.
Put ribbon though the holes and tie a simple bow.
5. Add whatever pictures you want inside. You can
also use momentos or small stories about your family.
Use the matsock for decoration on the cover and inside.
There are very pretty papers out there to choose from.
This makes a great small gift for family members and
is easy to carry in a purse to show off to friends.
the author: Michelle Waite is a wife and
mom of two boys. She enjoys making crafts and has
written many crafting articles online.