Isnâ€™t it cute? I made this album as a present for our cat sitter whoâ€™s totally obsessed with our cat. But it works with other subjects as well â€“ kids, parents, partners, travel destinationsâ€¦ whatever you like. You combine photos and attributes from A to Z. For example: A like Adorable, B like Beautiful, C like Chaotic.
I liked it so much that I made the same album for myself.
Do you want to know how I made it? Look here:
At first you cover the coasters with paper. Put glue on one side first and attach it to the paper, let dry and trim the paper. Then do the same with the reverse side. As a glue mat, you can take an old magazine, like shown here. Punch two holes into each paper-covered coaster.
As you can see, I put the name â€œJoschkaâ€ (my catâ€™s name) on the front with rub-ons. The chipboard J is covered with white embossing powder. The little metal charms and the â€œLife Happensâ€*-tag are attached with Tacky Tape. The paper â€œa-zâ€-ribbon is attached with an eyelet.
*â€Life Happensâ€ Paper by Christina Cole, Provo Craft
Write down a list from A to Z and choose images and attributes. This prevents you from being confused with all the letters later on. Print out the images in a small size, mine are 3Ã—4cm. On the back of the title coaster, attach the letter A (a sticker or a cut-out, whatever you like). Write the attribute with letter stamps*. Take your eraser as a stamp and stamp a frame for your photo which youâ€™ll attach slightly slanted.
*Hero Arts Assorted Letters Alphabet
Use the same pattern for finishing all pages.
My cat doesnâ€™t like to travel. So I turned the German word â€œreiselustigâ€ (= fond of traveling) into â€œreise-UN-lustigâ€ (=NOT fond of traveling) by highlighting the syllable with the help of dymo tape.
It doesnâ€™t have to be the attributeâ€™s first letter
When youâ€™re done: Congrats! Bind the coasters together with the rings. Knot pieces of pretty ribbon around the rings (you might want to fix the knots with a drop of glue).
When youâ€™re making your own version of this album, please send me a pic of your creation. Thanks! And now: have fun crafting!