Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Doodlebug Challenge: All About Me Pocket Album

Happy Wednesday everyone!  It's Traci, back to share my project for the team's All About Me Challenge.

For my project, I created a pocket mini album with an A to Z theme.  Each letter represents something about me ... something, or someone, I love ... something I like to do ... etc. 
To make my album I used white card stock for the pages, chipboard for the covers, and Doodlebug 6x6 paper pads for the patterns.

First, I cut 26 "pages" --  5 1/4" x 11 1/4", and I scored each piece at the 6 1/4" mark.  Then, I folded each page on the score line to create a pocket.  (Tip:  don't adhere the pocket closed yet).
Next, I adhered two pockets back to back so that each "page" would have a pocket on the front, and one on the back.
Once I created 13 pages (26 sides for 26 letters), I cut my pattern paper.  I used 6x6 petite print paper pads because I wanted a mixture of fun colors and patterns throughout my album.
I cut each 6x6 piece as shown below ... the large piece for the front of the pocket is 5" wide x 4 3/4 high".  The small piece for the top of the pocket is 5" wide x 1 1/4" high, and the remaining piece was set aside as scrap to use later.
 Once all of my pieces were cut, I glued them to each side of my pages, and then glued the right and left sides of my pages down to create the pockets.  I punched holes in each page for my binding rings, and then cut my journaling tags (4" wide x 5 1/2" high).

Each page has a 3x4 photo, a Skinny alpha sticker, and an embellishment.  This was the really fun part!  And by the way, sorry for the shameless plug for Artsy Albums ... it's a big part of who I am so it just had to be my "A" ;)

My journaling is hidden in the pockets, and I printed simple labels for the top of each tag.  There is also room on the back of the tag if I decide to add another photo!

I hope our design team's challenge to create a project "All About Me" is inspiring you to create something that's all about you!!  Have fun with this one and show us what you create over on Doodlebug's Facebook page!

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