as you can already imagine how excited I am when I hear the word TRAVEL! : 0
I just came back from San Francisco 2 weeks ago, this is the map I got from the hotel
not that I need a map in San Francisco, I've been there so many times and pretty good at walking the city as well as taking public transportation there, I just want to map because I know I will put it into good used someday.
I made a few mini album for my SF trips before, this one is the latest and I named it
I left my heart in San Francisco
I started cutting out the pieces I want from the map
I also want to use up the left-over journaling cards from my project life.....
next I gather all the bits and pieces of chipboard paper.... find those that can fit the size of the journaling card
chipboard 1 is the base, it is slightly bigger than the journaling card
2 are the sides of the album
3 and 4 is the front flips
next is to cut the pattern paper you want for the album cover.... leaving some space around the edges for folding and leave some space in between chipboard pieces too...
trim and fold them....
be sure to trim all corners as you fold and glue them....
next is the paper for the inside of the album cover.... be sure to use a bone folder tool for each gap and only glue one section at a time.
NOTE - if you glue the whole piece of paper while placing the chipboard pieces flat, you will not be able to bend them later.
once the cover is done, set them aside and work on the pages.... fold them like an accordion
I fold it this way (see picture below) because then I will be able to have some bulky embellishments for my pages
once the folding is done, you can start decorating the pages
this SF album is not for a particular trip but the trips I had over the years with different people I love
August 26 is the most recent one I went with my DH, we stayed near Union Square and will never miss Hog Island clam chowder at ferry building when we visited San Francisco
and of course in that same ferry building, Miette macarons, next best to Lauduree in Paris
July 2011, I went with my girls, the Japanese tea garden was the highlight of that trip
June 2012, I went with my son Lione
we had a lovely afternoon at the Palace of the find arts
September 2012 was with my aunt, both of us went to Haight Ashbury
when the pages are done, used double sided tape to attach them to the base of the cover.
Last step - decorate the cover
don't forget the inside of the cover too
hope you enjoy the tutorial of my San Francisco mini album
if you are still here, LOL! this is the prize LESSology challenge #40 had for the winner this month
Kaiser Craft Mister Fox 12x12 paper
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and don't forget to play along with us so you could win! : )