Love Story album & insert

Ann Bernklau

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Love Story album & insert
By Ann Bernklau

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Designer Tips: . Torn edges add a shabby chic look to this cute vintage collage album. . The Nested Frames Dazzles look great when backed with paper and stacked on top of each other.



  1. Sponge black Stazon on the spine of the binder. Cover the front with Vintage Roses striped paper, trimming off the excess with an X-acto® knife. Sponge black ink around the edges of the cover.
  2. Cut a 5" square of Vintage Roses red pattern paper and tear along all edges. Glue to cover tilted slightly to the left, 1" from the left edge.
  3. Place a small Zot on the spine 2 3/4" from the bottom and attach the center of a 3' long piece of Vintage Roses black & white gingham ribbon to the Zot. Place a strip of Zips along the front cover, 2 3/4" from the bottom. Attach the ribbon. Repeat for the back of the album. Tie the loose ends of the ribbon in a bow as a closure for the album.
  4. Back a large Black Nested Frame Dazzle with Vintage Roses teal houndstooth paper and glue 1 1/2" from the left and 1 3/8" from the bottom. Print "Love story" on Vintage Roses cream texture paper and place a smaller Black Nested Frame Dazzle over it. Cut around and foam tape on top of the larger frame.
  5. Cut the end of the narrow Vintage Roses aqua ribbon at an angle. Thread through the holes of a medium Black Vintage Button and tie in a knot. Trim ends at an angle. Repeat with a large Black Vintage Button. Do the same with large and small White Vintage Buttons, using Vintage Roses black ribbon. Glue the small white button 1" from the top and 2 3/4" from the right using Tacky Glue. Glue the remaining buttons to the left of the first button, alternating colors as shown.
  6. Thread Vintage Roses aqua ribbon through the right side of the tall Fancy Hearts Wood Laser Cuts. Thread the ends through a small black button and tie in a small bow. Place pieces of foam tape on the back of the heart avoiding the holes. Place the heart 1" from the top and 5/8" from the right.
  7. For the insert: Cover with Vintage Roses red pattern paper and trim excess. Re-punch the holes from the back, using a 1/4" hole punch. Sponge black ink around the edges. Cut a 5" square of Vintage Roses teal houndstooth and tear along the edges. Glue to center.
  8. Print "Just the two of us" on Vintage Roses cream texture paper and frame with a Black Nested Frame Dazzle. Trim around and foam tape 1" from the right and 3/4" from the bottom.
  9. Place the hollow swirly Fancy Hearts Wood Laser Cuts on a photo and trace around the outside of the heart with a pen. Cut out just inside the line and glue the heart to the photo with a light layer of Tacky Glue, framing the photo. Tie 3" of Vintage Roses red & black gingham ribbon through the top left of the swirly heart. Tie 4" of Vintage Roses red & black gingham around the right side of the heart. Glue the heart 3/4" from the top and left. Place a strip of Zips on either side of the heart and adhere the ends of the ribbon to it. Trim the ribbon ends even with the divider.
  10. Tie Vintage Roses aqua ribbon in a knot through small and large black buttons, trimming the ends at an angle. Tie a black knot through a small white button. Glue the small black button 3/4" from the left and 2" from the bottom. Glue the white button 1 3/4" from the right and 2" from the bottom. Glue the large black button to the right of the white button.