Friday, April 6, 2012

Just The Two Of Us {Scor-Pal}

{As seen today on the Scor-Pal blog}

I am so thrilled to be featured as the guest designer on the Scor-Pal blog today!

Using the Scor-Pal I created this mini album using what is often referred to as the meander or maze method. This type of album is a great option because it can be created from just ONE sheet of 12x12 paper.

The finished album comes out to a 3x3 size and was perfect for some pictures of my husband and I on a recent trip to Tahoe.

The way the meander album is assembled allows for each page to be turned into either a top-loading pocket or side-loading pocket. This is a great place to store mementos from a vacation or to tuck in tags with journaling about your special event.

To get started with your meander album take one sheet of 12x12 paper (single-sided or double-sided will work) and place it in your Scor-Pal.
Score at 3", 6", and 9", rotate your paper 90 degrees, and score again at 3", 6", and 9".
Once your sheet is scored your paper will be sectioned into a 4x4 grid (as shown in the diagram above).
To finish prepping your paper, cut along the score lines as indicated by the red lines on the diagram above.

Starting at the first square in the grid (shown in the diagram above in the upper left corner), fold on each score line accordion style, continuing around the corner pieces and all the way through until you have come to the last square in the grid (shown in the diagram above in the bottom right corner).
From here use Scor-Tape to adhere the edges of the front and back pieces of each of the pages together, leaving one edge opening for a pocket on each page (if desired). {I prefer to use the 1/8" Scor-Tape for this step as it gives a strong hold but allows for a bit more room inside each pocket.}
{Tip: Make sure each of your pages has one of the four edges in common as the spine edge - the front and back pieces of each of the pages along this edge will always be adhered with Scor-Tape to create a strong spine.}

For each of my covers I trimmed two 3x3 pieces of covered chipboard and sandwiched the twill tying tape between the pieces (which were adhered with 1/4" Scor-Tape) so that I would have a way to tie the album closed without it showing on either side of the cover.
I created a spine cover from a strip of patterned paper and scored it every 1/8" on the section that would be flexing when the album is opened and closed.

Thank you so much for allowing me to share my mini album with you and please stop by the Scor-Pal blog today and let them know what you thought about my project!

Adhesive: Scor-Tape;
Scoring Board: Scor-Pal;
Patterned Paper: Authentique Paper (Gathering Collection);
Die Cuts: Authentique Paper (Gathering Collection);
Stickers: Authentique Paper (Gathering Collection);
Flower: Recollections;
Twill: Kraft Outlet;
Tools: Fiskars (Trimmer, Scissors, Round N Round Squeeze Punch); Tim Holtz (Tiny Attacher);

1 comment:

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Congrats on your GDT spot:) LOVE this little mini album! I really need to make one!! SO FUN!