Sunday, May 23, 2010

Covered Photo Albums

I got this album at Joann Fabrics
for $4
I would wait until they have 40% coupons

I removed the photo pages from the back
Luckily they were actually apart 
when I bought them
Because 12x12 paper
isn't big enough to cover over the edges
I cut the piece in half
and cut the top edge at 7 1/2 in 
so the pieces were 7 1/2x 6in
I used uhs glue because it does 
give you some time to move the paper
I folded the paper over the edges

I cut the piece straight
so there wouldn't be any bulk

Cut the other piece at an angle like an envelope

Glue the piece over

I cut an additional piece to cover the part 
that the paper didn't cover on the binding

I cut 2 pieces of contrasting paper
I believe 6x6

The overlap in the binding portion
 doesn't matter if it matches up 
as you will be covering it up

I hot glued the photo pages back in

 applied a ribbon to the front
I topped it w a lace ribbon

I cut a piece I believe 3x 5 for the
 pocket and applied glue to the edges
Yes I did change my mind
 on the pocket paper
Good Eye!

Now the fun begins 
by adding embellishments

I applied silk flowers I had seperated from a bush
added glitter jewels
buttons in the corner
For the tag I  covered it with
the paper and printed the words
on vellum and added a ribbon

I got the inspiration for this at

I have a real special one
I will share with you next week


  1. What a great way to add peronality to a plain photo album. Love you choice of colors and the little pocket. Thanks for sharing.

  2. This is awesome! Pink and green are some of fav colors! I love this tutorial...and your album turned out just beautiful! One of a kind, beautiful!

  3. Nice idea! Love your patriotic background of your blog!


  4. Very pretty makeover! It looks like it was a lot of work but probably very fun to do. It turned out really well.

  5. Hi Jo! Oh, this is just the cutest thing! You've done an amazing job and I love all of the pretty papers and embellishments you've used!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  6. How adorable! I love the buttons and lace.

    Laura @ along for the ride

  7. LOVE it!! Great Job :)

    Please stop by and enter my giveaway...

  8. That turned out quite pretty! Nice work! :)

  9. I really like this idea because I don't have the patience to scrapbook pages, but the cover of the album looks like fun!!! thanks : )
    (found you on Whatever Goes Wed)