The small, adorable size of the 8×8 album is perfect for gift albums, weekender albums and tribute albums. But sometimes adding another project on top of the regular family albums you’re already working on can seem a little daunting. Not anymore! Here’s a quick, easy way to make an 8×8 album using just a few supplies and tools of your choice!
I’ve used the Slice of Summer collection here, but you can use any collection of papers and stickers that suit your project. What will you use for yours?
Do not delay in getting your 8×8 Coversets, as they are only available a few times a year, and RIGHT NOW is one of those windows!
Not to worry though, the page refills are available all of the time. So, this allows you to create the pages whenever you wish!
To make this album you’ll need:
- 8×8 Album and Pages
- Half of a Paper Pack (you’ll use 1 sheet each of 6 designs)
- Coordinating Sticker Pack
- 12-inch Straight Trimmer
- Original Border Maker System with 4-5 cartridges of your choice (I used Scallop Dot, Zig Zag, Foot Prints, Lace Flower Chain and Sprout Chain)
- Tape Runner with Repositionable Tape Runner Refill
- Foam Squares
Cutting instructions for each of the the 6 papers:
Cut a paper lengthwise at the 8-inch mark to make 8″ x 12″ and 4″ x 12″* pieces.
With the 8″ x 12″ piece, cut 4 inches off the long side to make 8″ x 8″ and 8″ x 4″ pieces.
The 8″ x 8″ square will make several border pieces. (Tip: Make sure to check both sides of the paper to orient the design the way you want it before cutting.) Using the border maker and cartridges you chose, punch 3 different borders, trimming out as needed. Cut the remainder of the piece into strips (approximately two 1-1/2″ x 8″ strips will work).
*Cut the 4″ x 12″ strip into either one 4″ x 4″ and one 4″ x 8″ pieces OR three 4″ x 4″ squares.
Now’s the fun part! Mix and match border strips and rectangles on each of the pages. Use the 4″ x 4″ squares as mats or journal boxes and decorate as desired. Add stickers, mounting some with foam squares to make ’em pop. Each album will be unique, fun and oh-so-easy to put together!
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