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Monday, 27 August 2012

H2H Challenge - Back to School - Mini Autograph Ablum

This week's challenge at Heart to Heart Challenges is all about Back to School.  I decided to make this cute little autograph album that is just the right size to fit those little school pictures in that the girls love to exchange.  It also has lots of little tags and other space for special friend messages to be written in it.

Here's a picture of the front on the book. It's 3.25 inches square and about 3/4 of an inch thick.

The inside pages are made using the directions from here to make a meandering book, but instead of binding with a ring binding (I so want/need a Cinch!) I made it into a hard covered album.  Of course, because I created this on the one day I had home in between camping trips I totally forgot to take pictures of it in progress.  I do promise though that I will make another one and I'll post the directions with pictures for making a hard covered album sometime very soon.  Trying to write out the directions will only confuse, pictures are worth a thousand words!

Here are some more pictures of some of the parts of the book.

First the inside first page, two different views of it.

Now one of the inside pages.

And here are the tags for in the book, all the tags are cut using the CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge.

Do you have any back to school projects that you've been working on?  Head on over to Heart 2 Heart Challenges and check out the other great inspiration and post a link to your work, I'd love to see it!!

CTMH products used:
Avonlea patterned paper
Slate and Whisper cardstock
Colour-ready seam binding ribbon
Olive Alcohol marker (to colour the ribbon)
Black and Sweet Leaf ink pads
Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge
August Stamp of the Month - Baroque Borders
National Stamping Month Special Stamps - It's your day (available until the end of September ONLY)
Friendship blessings stamp set
Natural Hemp
Burlap Ribbon


  1. What a fun little tag book! Beautiful project!

  2. Such a fun- and heartfelt- project for kids of all ages!

  3. This is adorable! Great project!