Tuesday 20 July 2010


Album Totalansicht

Isn’t it cute? I made this album as a present for our cat sitter who’s totally obsessed with our cat. But it works with other subjects as well – kids, parents, partners, travel destinations… whatever you like. You combine photos and attributes from A to Z. For example: A like Adorable, B like Beautiful, C like Chaotic.

I liked it so much that I made the same album for myself. If you want the pictures to be larger, just go to my original post on my website.

ZutatenYou’ll need 14 coasters. The shape doesn’t matter, square or round will do as well. They’ll be bound together with 2 album rings. I don’t have photos of the making-of itself, but the images below are quite self-explanatory.

Additional materials:
  • Pretty Paper (here: Basic Grey)

  • Glue

  • Scissors

  • Hole Punch

  • Stamp Pads

  • ABC Stamps

  • 26 Photos (3×4cm)

  • 1 Eraser, cut to the photos’ size

  • alternatively a piece of craft foam

  • Letter Stickers

  • Rub-ons

  • Pretty Ribbons

  • Embellishments

Album TitelseiteAt first you cover the coasters with paper. Put glue on one side first and attach it to the paper, let dry and trim the paper. Then do the same with the reverse side. As a glue mat, you can take an old magazine, like shown here. Punch two holes into each paper-covered coaster.

As you can see, I put the name “Joschka” (my cat’s name) on the front with rub-ons. The chipboard J is covered with white embossing powder. The little metal charms and the “Life Happens”*-tag are attached with Tacky Tape. The paper “a-z”-ribbon is attached with an eyelet.

*”Life Happens” Paper by Christina Cole, Provo Craft

Beispiel 1Write down a list from A to Z and choose images and attributes. This prevents you from being confused with all the letters later on. Print out the images in a small size, mine are 3×4cm. On the back of the title coaster, attach the letter A (a sticker or a cut-out, whatever you like). Write the attribute with letter stamps*. Take your eraser as a stamp and stamp a frame for your photo which you’ll attach slightly slanted.

*Hero Arts Assorted Letters Alphabet

Beispiel 2Use the same pattern for finishing all pages.

Beispiel 3My cat doesn’t like to travel. So I turned the German word “reiselustig” (= fond of traveling) into “reise-UN-lustig” (=NOT fond of traveling) by highlighting the syllable with the help of dymo tape.

Beispiel 4It doesn’t have to be the attribute’s first letter :D

BänderWhen you’re done: Congrats! Bind the coasters together with the rings. Knot pieces of pretty ribbon around the rings (you might want to fix the knots with a drop of glue).

When you’re making your own version of this album, please send me a pic of your creation. Thanks! And now: have fun crafting!

By the way: I love comments on my website ;)

Have a fantastic day!



Manunamoral said...

Flor da minha vida.

Obrigada por compartilhar um pouco da minha vida através do meu bloguinho.

Feliz Dia do Amigo.

O verdadeiro amigo

Nunca abandone
o verdadeiro amigo.
Ele pode nem estar
ao seu lado agora.
Mas certamente,
estará sempre contigo.


Bjotas sonoras.

Shirley said...

Julie, what a great album! This is a nice idea for my little nephew who is starting to learn the alphabet!
Greetings, Shirley

Anke said...

@Shirley: Thanks for the compliment, but my name is Anke ;)

Elizabeth Roessle said...

Adorei o mini, obrigada!

karennarelle said...

great job, love it!

Monika Reeck said...

woowza what a very cute project love the full colors....thanks dear for the tutorial..I just make a tutorial how I made my Apple maybe you want to take a look :) here is the links to make you easy http://inspirationaltechniquesandtutorials.blogspot.com/2010/08/how-i-made-my-apple.html