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Tutorial: ABC-Album
Isn’t it cute? I made this album as a present for our cat sitter who’s totally obsessed with our cat. But it works with other subjects as well – kids, parents, partners, travel destinations… 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:

Posted by Anke A. from Wernau, Baden-Württemberg, Germany • Published See Anke A.'s 15 projects »
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  • How to make a scrapbook. Abc Album - Step 1
    Step 1

    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 “Joschka” (my cat’s name) on the front with rub-ons. The chipboard J is covered with white embossing powder. The little metal charms and the “Life Happens”*-tag are attached with Tacky Tape. The paper “a-z”-ribbon is attached with an eyelet.
    *”Life Happens” Paper by Christina Cole, Provo Craft

  • How to make a scrapbook. Abc Album - Step 2
    Step 2

    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 3×4cm. 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 you’ll attach slightly slanted.
    *Hero Arts Assorted Letters Alphabet

  • How to make a scrapbook. Abc Album - Step 3
    Step 3

    Use the same pattern for finishing all pages.

  • How to make a scrapbook. Abc Album - Step 4
    Step 4

    My cat doesn’t like to travel. So I turned the German word “reiselustig” (= fond of traveling) into “reise-UN-lustig” (=NOT fond of traveling) by highlighting the syllable with the help of dymo tape.

  • How to make a scrapbook. Abc Album - Step 5
    Step 5

    It doesn’t have to be the attribute’s first letter

  • How to make a scrapbook. Abc Album - Step 6
    Step 6

    When you’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 you’re making your own version of this album, please send me a pic of your creation. Thanks! And now: have fun crafting!

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Destiney Y.
Destiney Y. · Green River, Utah, US · 36 projects
coasters i love that im always looking for a way to recycle or use things that you normally throw away!
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Felecity W.
Felecity W. · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 86 projects
Cool-Altered book!
I have been looking for Altered books on her, they only seem to have scrapbooks.
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SparrowFae
SparrowFae · Carthage, Missouri, US · 41 projects
I want one!!! I'm not a scrapbook making person, but I wonder if I can commission someone to make me one in exchange for stuff I make??? So cute!!!
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Anke A.
Anke A. · Wernau, Baden-Württemberg, DE · 15 projects
Oh, thanks for the fave, everyone! Please share your versions if you craft it, I'd love to see your albums Happy
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Anke A.
Anke A. · Wernau, Baden-Württemberg, DE · 15 projects
reiseunlustig und wasserscheu - ich habe eine absolute Klischee-Katze Happy
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The Twins
The Twins · 9 projects
xD
reiseunlustig!
das sind unsere katzen auch...
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