To create my album, I found three small pieces of scrap chipboard. I used white, but you could easily use regular grey chipboard and cover the pieces with pattern paper or paint. The two cover pieces are 5" x 6 1/4", and the other piece is 4" x 6". I used a heavy-duty hole punch to punch binding holes in the front and back cover pieces.
Next, I taped one end of my black chunky twine to the back of my 4x6 chipboard, applied a small amount of liquid glue to the front, and starting wrapping the twine around the board. I repeated this process several times with black, grey, and white chunky twine ... taping the ends on the back, and glueing on the front. I finish the top of the piece with red twine for a pop of color.
Once the twine was wrapped around the entire 4x6 piece, I used a strong liquid glue to adhere it to the cover of my album (Note: I added a piece of 4 1/4" x 6 1/4" mint pattern paper and some fancy frills stickers to the album cover before adhering the twine piece)
I added mint pattern paper to the inside front and back covers also, and created a chunky twine heart to carry the twine into the inside.
For the heart, I just punched out a heart shape from white card stock and then added red twine to the heart, glueing as a followed the card stock shape.
For my inside pages, I kept them simple -- plain white card stock measuring 4 3/4" x 6 1/4". I punched the binding holes and then just added my black and white photos. I added 10 pages, so I have 20 fun family photos throughout my album. This little album will be a fun keepsake to carry in my purse and share with friends :)
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Strong liquid adhesive