Hello, Arielle here with a little album I made for my kiddies featuring the exploits of our Elves on the Shelf, Chippy and Lula. I used Deena’s Jolly Holiday Collection ~ I love the traditional Christmas hues and fun patterns of the papers!
I wanted this album to be grunge proof, since my children will likely be dragging it everywhere, so I used plastic badge holders for the “pages”. Other than the badge holders (available at most office supply stores) you probably have everything you need in your stash for this project.
- Badge holders
- Washi tape, twine, buttons, rhinestones, flair, etc…
- Ribbon to secure the binding
- Adhesive. I used an ATG
- Scissors, craft knife, or paper trimmer and a ruler
- Your digital kit printouts
Once your pages are done and inserted in the holders, stack them and your spacers. Next you’ll get your ribbon (about 6 inches) and trim one end to a point to make it easier to thread through the holes.
Now tie off you ribbon binding. I love to make bows, but I decided for the kid’s album I would knot it. I used a wide grosgrain ribbon so after I tied it & trimmed the excess, I used a lighter to melt the edges so they wouldn’t unravel. Just be careful not to set the whole thing ablaze!
And that’s it ~ all done! Now I have a cute little album the kids can take for show and tell and I don’t have to worry about smudges! And it’s almost Kool-Aid proof, too!
If you make one of these I would LOVE to see it… just leave a comment and share it!