Saturday, June 15, 2024


Hey Crafty Friends!  It's Conny with a fun project using  Hometown USA. If you know me, you know I had to make an album. This collection is patriotic, celebratory, and ready for documenting your 4th of July. This mini album measures 4" x 7.5" with a 2" spine and has space to hold all your celebration photos and a traveler's notebook at the back of the chipboard album.

Let's get started! For this chipboard mini album, I used (2) 4" x 7 1/2" pieces for the covers and (1) 2" x 7 1/2" pieces for the spine. I began by wrapping the chipboard with the red textured cardstock from the coordinating pack , the pieces measured approximately 12" x 9 1/2", leaving about a 1" border from the top, bottom, and sides. I used a Book Cover Guide to miter the corners and to ensure proper spacing between the spine and the covers. This tool is beneficial!
I used a red polyester ribbon as a close for the album's cover. On top of the red cardstock, I used the Red White and Blue striped cardstock. The measurements for the pieces are as follows: (2) 3 3/4" x 7 1/4" and (2) 3 1/4" x 6 3/4" for the front and back, and (1) 7 1/4" x 1 3/4" and (1) 6 3/4" x 1 1/4" for the spine. To embellish the cover, I used the "Sweet Land of Liberty" sticker from the cardstock stickers, along with Uncle Sam Doodle Pop,  Freedom Fireworks Shaker Pop and a few Star Spangled Shaped Sprinkles.
I covered the chipboard inside the album with the Summer Celebration paper. On one side, there is a vibrant red, white, and blue fireworks design. For the spine, I used a 7 3/8" x 4" piece of paper and placed it in the middle, making sure to score the hinges. Then, I placed the 7 3/8" x 3 3/4" fireworks paper for the front inside cover and the 7 3/8" x 3 1/8" Picnic Plaid paper for the back cover. I embellished the album with odds and ends, as well as card stickers

To create the pages, I cut 7" X 7 1/2" paper and scored at 3 1/8" and 3 3/4". For the second set of pages, I used 7" X 4 1/4" paper and scored at 1/2". For the notebook cover,  I cut a 7" X 8" piece of the Festive Fireworks acetate sheet and scored it at the longest side at 4", folded in half, and added a few sheets of copy paper measuring 7" X 7 1/2" and scored at 3 3/4". I bound the pages together with a stretchy white string and embellished the cover with cardstock stickers.

That's all for this mini-album. I would love to hear your thoughts about it in the comments section. As always, I'm really looking forward to seeing the wonderful creations you come up with using Hometown USA!


HomeTown USA
Festive Fireworks Acetate
Hometown USA Coordinating Textured Cardstock


Foam Adhesive
Book Cover Guide

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