Star Album

Wow! Last night I finally got round to making a Star Album. I had a couple of mishaps on the way - but you need to make mistakes to learn and develop!! I'm very pleased with the final piece.

The outside measures 6" x 4". The inside pages measure a square 4" x 4".

Front, closed view

Inside, fully opened. I used Black and Lilac CS and two purple DPs from a co-ordinating pack to decorate the inside pages of this album.

A bird's eye view. Pretty, isn't it! And very easy to make!!

Note: Cutting the CS and DP is the longest part of this project!

  • 4" x 6" Chipboard x2
  • 4 1/2" x 6 1/2" DP x2
  • 20" to 24" Ribbon
  • 4" x 12" CS x7
  • 4" x 10" CS x7
  • 4" x 8" CS x7
  • 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" DP x7
  • 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" CS x7
  1. Glue one of the chipboards well. Adhere to back of the DP, ensuring it is centralised! Repeat for other Chipboard piece.
  2. Cut corners, fold and flatten DP over edges, then adhere down.
  3. Take a piece of the 4" x 12" CS. Apply adhesive to the inside of one end. Align one of the 4" x 10" CS overtop and press down. Apply adhesive to the end of the 4" x 10" CS, then get adhere down a 4" x 8" piece on top, ensuring it is exactly aligned.
  4. At the other end of the 4" x 12" CS, apply adhesive. Pull over the middle 4" x 10" piece, align and press down. Apply adhesive to the end of the 4" x 10" piece, and pull over the 4" x 8" piece, align exactly and press down. To check you have done this right, the pieces should easily fold shut together. This is one of the star points.
  5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 six more times, until you have seven seperate star points.
  6. Apply a generous amount of adhesive to one side of a closed star point. Align a second closed star point over top, and press down when centralised. Do this for the rest, so they are all stuck together.
  7. Using the 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" pieces of DP and CS, apply adhesive and place through the inside of the album to decorate, as desired.
  8. Apply a line of adhesive on the top and botton of the star points pile, and adhere the ribbon on one side, pull it round (not too tight, but not too slack) the closed side and adhere to the remaining side.
  9. Using lots of adhesive on the chipboard covers, adhere front to the front of the star points pile, then do the same for the back.
  10. Open your album and stand it up open to marvel at your new creation :).
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