Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Campers Have S'more Fun Waterfall Album Tutorial

Hello everyone! Today, I'm sharing a really cute waterfall album and the step-by-step tutorial on how to make it. I wanted mine to have a colorful camping theme so I used Doodlebug's Great Outdoors collection. However, you could use any paper line you want and customize the album for your needs. 

I love a great waterfall album. This one is 6"x8" and I think it looks beautiful with the different colors and patterns layered down the front. I added a pretty blue band with a magnetic closure to keep the pages secure.

I added 14 pages (7 double-sided) and each page has room for photos, journaling or decorative embellishments.

Hmmm, it's possible that I used every single 12x12 pattern paper in this collection, lol! So many cute prints!

I added 4 flippies - 2 are in the picture above. You can tuck a photo behind the "Gone Camping" piece, then document all your adventures on the inside where it opens up to a long journaling card.

To embellish, I used die cuts from the Odds and Ends, stickers from the This and That and a few of the mini icons. (All the product links are listed below.)

By changing the collection, this album could be used for new baby pics, a birthday, winter fun, traveling, summer, any holiday, or a more generic theme with flowers or geometric prints.

Whatever theme you choose, this makes a beautiful keepsake or ... a really special handmade gift for someone else.

Below are the instructions, the product links AND a video flip through. Enjoy! 
Waterfall Album Tutorial

Supplies needed:
1 piece of chipboard -- (a) 6" x 8"
2 pieces of pattern card stock for chipboard base -- (b) 7" x 9" and (c) 5.75" x 7.75"
7 pieces of white card stock -- (d) 5.75" x 4.75" scored at .5" to get 5.75" x 4.25"
1 piece of white card stock for band -- (e) 1.75" x 7.25", scored at 1" to get 1.75" x 6.25"
2 pattern strips to cover band -- (f) 1.5" x 6"
15 pattern pieces -- (g) 5.5" x 4"
1 piece of white card stock -- (h) 5.75" x 4" 
2 magnets, positive and negative sides

1.  Score pattern paper (b) in .5" on all 4 sides to create an inner space that measures 6.25" x 8.25".  Trim corners as shown.

2.  Adhere chipboard (a) in the center of the score lines and add score tape to the 4 edges.  Adhere the four sides down on the chipboard base.

3.  Adhere another pattern piece (c) over the exposed chipboard.

4.  Adhere the 1" side of the white card stock band to the bottom of the chipboard base so that the fold of the band is 1/8" up from the bottom edge of the chipboard. 

5.  Cover the band with white card stock (h).  Adhere the waterfall pages to the base.  Apply adhesive to the 1/2" scored and folded tab of the 1st page and adhere the page to the bottom of the base.  Now working your way up, adhere the next scored and folded tab just above the previous page until all 7 pages are adhered.

6.  Add one side of the magnet to the inside of the band, and the other side to the center of the top waterfall page as shown.

7.  Adhere pattern paper (g) to the front and back of each white card stock page.  Add pattern paper (f) to the front and back of the band.

8. Embellish pages as desired.  

Supplies: Affiliate links are used in this post at no additional cost to you. I receive a small amount of compensation when you click through and shop using the provided links. This helps me to continue building my small business. Thank you!

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  1. I love this album and paper line. Thank you for being so kind and sharing this one as a free one! All of your work is always amazing!

  2. Snapchat filters are like icing on a cake; without them, your party will be missing something interesting! When I host a party, I always set up a special "filter station" where people can take pictures and experiment with different filters for their selfies. This guarantees that all attendees will go home with amazing photos to remember the evening by and ups the ante on the fun factor of the event.

  3. Can I still order the camping album that is the top of this?