I spent 6 hours on the road yesterday day bringing our new dog to school. It was a great distraction and I am getting excited to bring him home after his training at TrailRunners. He will be finished 2 days after Christmas, so that will be my gift this year. The boys are excited to have a new friend to play with out here, and I will post pictures then. In spite of that, I finished up the tutorial, and here it is for you.
You need 2 sheets of 12 X 12 CS and a scrap or DSP at least 6 inches wide to start with. Cut one of the sheets into 5 X 12 and 4.75 C 12. The left over strip will be the band. Then cut another 4.75 X 12 strip off of the other sheet. That left over piece is not needed, and it can go back into your scrap folder.
Score the 5 X 12 piece at 2.5, 3, 8 and 8.5. Fold as pictured and this becomes your album cover.
Take the two 4.75 X 12 pieces and score them at 4.75 and 9.5. Then fold them as pictured and lay them out on the largest middle section of the cover. It will be a little big and you may have to trim a smidgen off of the two smallest portions on these pieces. When you glue them on, they should be just shy of the edge. hat way, when you fold them in, they won't hang out of the completed album. I trimmed a little more than was necessary, as you can see by the gap after I glued it, but that is not a big deal, since that will be covered with your mat, and photos.
The you can glue the DSP to the front bottom flap of the cover - this will be the biggest flap. Now it is time to make your and to hold it altogether. Score the narrow strip that was left over at 1.5, 2 1/8, 7 1/4, and 7 7/8. Each score mark gets bigger by 1/8 of and inch to make room for the expanding that will occur when you add your photos and embellies.
Then add a bit of glue to the edge and adhere. Try to make it as square as possible, so it fits nice. Be cause of the added room, this band will be a little loose until it is completed. Here are the shots of a couple finished ones.
The girly version.
Another masculine version. Here is the inside of a finished one. Please link back here after you make them, so I can go and check it out! Tootles, have fun and happy scrappin'.