Make a Photo Album Out of an Altoid Tin – Part 4

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Expert crafter Christina Crawford demonstrates how to decorate your Altoid tin photo album.

    Christina Crawford

    With over 12 years of stamping and craft experience, I've learned that one thing is for certain...there is always something new to create and share. As a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I've been recognized as one of the top demonstrators of the year each of my 11 years with the company. This is attributed to my wonderful customers and exciting and talented stamping team. I also give thanks to the stamping industry's fresh art designs and products. Stamping is great for those with little time (you can create something beautiful in minutes!), for those with tight budgets (making cards saves money over buying cards), and for those of all ages. I've enjoyed demonstrating many stamping techniques to thousands of people in workshops, stamp camps, and at several conventions. It is always my desire to show something fun and new. I love to tell new stampers that I am a former tax accountant. Everyone has a level of creativity, some more than others. With stamps, anyone can create gorgeous and simple projects! I am a great model of "if I can do this, so can you." Enjoy and Have Fun!

    Christina Crawford: You are going to go ahead and do the same thing. You the going to take more of the same size red cardstocks, you are going to take a lot of the embellished paper if you want to, you can go ahead and take your verses and start taping them on top of the weathered paper.

    You want to leave some blanks for photographs or journaling. So, you are not going to put a verse on every single on of these panels, but you do want to start with two of them. So, what I have is two panels, one with words and one thats blank. I am going to have a verse, picture, verse, picture and I am just going to do it in that pattern.

    Its really nice to have a grid map or some kind of a ruler or something to measure right underneath you because when you put your panels down, you dont want them touching because then they wont fold. You do want it, so, that they are about an eighth of an inch apart.

    I am actually going to slide it right on top of my panels, the ribbon, the ribbon doesnt go underneath, its going to go right on the top and just kind of measure it. The first one is a little harder to do. You want to measure that and then what you are going to do is get some more glue, these are glue dots, mini glue dots from Stampin' Up! and usually, I dont like to peel these off, but in this particular project, you do want to just peel those little, tiny guys off, just tape one right down in the centre and let your ribbon stick right on it and that ribbon is not going to go anywhere and then do that one more time.

    I dont wear contacts, but they kind of remind me of little contact lenses they are tiny, little, clear pieces. You do want to make sure that its kept straight and then you just tape it down. And now, once you have that first panel down the rest is really easy, you are going to slide the next one down and you want to make it so thats about an eighth of an inch apart and you are going to take the glue dot and do it again.

    You do want to do it so that there are two panels at a time, as opposed to lining up all your panels and putting the glue dots down and then taking the ribbon and laying it right on top, because it just doesnt work that way. Believe me, I tried it, I am always looking for the easy way out and its just not worth your time to do it at your will, mess it up and just like me, they didnt fold together nicely. So, what I found is that its just easier to do two panels at a time.