Quite often when I make albums, they are as gifts for friends and family who in turn want to display them in their home. So when I saw the awesome new Fine & Dandy Albums, I knew I would be making a standing album.
This is a very simple and quick album - from start to finish took me about and hour and most of that was stressing about the hole placement. It's one of those pieces that you can add a lot of elements to it without it feeling overcrowded. And, you only need adhesive for the photos and everything else comes ready to stick down!
The printable instructions are * here* but the basics are:
Take the following Fine & Dandy products: True Blue Chipboard Album, Adhesive Chipboard Elements, Layered Cardstock Stickers and Epoxy brads. Add some Tulle and the ever-so-useful hole Punch (I used a Crop-A-Dile as it goes through this thickness of chipboard so easily).
1. Open the album package and discard the binder rings.
2. Line up the pages in the order you want them when standing.
3. Take the smallest page and use that as you template for hole placement.
4. Punch enough holes to enable you to connect all the pages.
5. Using the tulle, tie all the pages together.
6. Cut your photos to size & adhere where desired.
7. Add your chipboard elements and your sticker elements as desired.
8. Write a few words on the inside page & Enjoy
Helpful Tip: to add epoxy brads to the album pages, I snipped off the brad points and used adhesive dots instead to adhere it to the album.
A few more photos to show the details:
Just a hint - the adhesive on the chipboard & stickers is pretty strong so i try to pop them out only when i am ready to stick them down or i push them out from back to front and use a craft knife to cut away the backing sheet completely. I used some foam adhesive to help with the layers, but you don't have to use it as the chipbaord is so strong on its own.
(Even half opened i think it looks pretty.)
So there you go - a super quick and easy way to use the chipboard album and the beautiful chipboard elements.