Susan Cobb

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Susan's Tip:: I used the vine to create stems for the flowers on the center of the album cover. The keyhole at the right side is attached to the front with brads, then tied with ribbon for a closure.

By Susan Cobb

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  1. Ink the back, spine, and 1 1/2" on the left side of the front of the album. Cover the remaining front with ivory patterned paper. Glue a 1 1/2" strip of the striped paper to the left side, leaving a 1/2" border of ivory paper at the left side. Glue a 1/2" strip of white cardstock along the right edge of the striped paper. Glue a 5 3/4" wide piece of chocolate flourishes paper over the front, leaving a 1/16" border of the white cardstock showing. Ink edges of the album.
  2. Place an 8" length of the black vine across the chocolate paper section, curving upward diagonally, attaching in place with Zots. Cut smaller lengths of vine and add at upper left and lower right sides. Add black brads to flowers and Zot them to the vines, as shown. Write or computer print "Memories" on ivory paper, trim to a rectangle, then mat on chocolate paper. Ink edges and glue centered between the posts at the left side of the cover.
  3. Use the Crop-A-Dile to make 1/8" holes on the right edge of the front cover to add brads on top and bottom. Place the keyhole at the center of right side as shown, and mark the holes at the top and bottom of the keyhole with a pencil. Also mark two holes inside the keyhole opening. Punch 1/8" holes in the front cover for attaching the keyhole plate with the Crop-A-Dile and two 3/16" holes at center of the keyhole. Attach the keyhole plate with brads. Mark the 3/16" holes through to the back cover with the awl to mark it, then punch the 3/16" holes from the outer back cover.
  4. Cut an 8" length each of brown and white/black ribbon and tie through the holes in the keyhole. Cut two more pieces of ribbon 10" each, and tie a bow. Attach bow over center of vines.