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Friday, December 14, 2018

Christmas Gift Card Album with Doodlebug Designs

'Tis the season for gift giving, and gift cards are always a popular choice.  Here's a cute project to make giving gift cards a little more special...
This is a 4x6 folded tag album with 5 pockets.  I used the adorable Doodlebug Christmas Town collection and added Odds & Ends, sprinkles, and a cute "Do Not Open" sticker on the cover.
I love the little buildings in "Christmas Town" so I adhered one to the front of each pocket ... it reminds me of a cute little shopping village!  The papers I used for the pockets are from the 6x6 paper pad.  
I have included a DIY cut/score guide in this post.  The page above with the cute tree is the back of "page I" (and the first page you see when you open the cover) The front cover of the album is the back of "page A".   

DIY Guides:
For this project I used two sheets of 12x12 white card stock cut to 8"x12" each.   I scored each piece at 4" and 8", and then 2" up across the bottom to create a fold for the pockets.

After making your score lines, use scissors to cut out the pocket section (F) of page C.  Now adhere the back of page G to the front of page C.  
Once you have the pages adhered, fold them up together and make two cuts at the corners.  Cutting the corners together will ensure they are all the same angles when the album is folded.  Before cutting mine, I measured over 1" and down 1" and marked my cut line to get them symmetrical.
Once the white card stock portion of your album is cut and scored, adhere the pattern papers to the front and back of each "page".  The paper should be cut to 3 3/4" x 5 3/4".  After adding the backgrounds, adhere the flaps up on the right and left sides to create 5 pockets across the album.  The pattern paper for the pocket fronts should be 1 3/4" x 3 3/4".  
It's a really fun project that comes together pretty quickly.  Let me know if you decide to make one!  We'd love to see it so please share on social media and tag us #doodlebugdesigns and #artsyalbums!

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