Get all the major supplies needed to make this project with the Summer Memories Album or you can order them separately.
Summer Memories album
By Ann Bernklau
Designer Tips: I used gold jewel Dazzles for the centers of the pleated flowers for a touch of sparkle. I trimmed out 3 flowers from the green floral paper to glue over the binding holes.
- Remove binding posts and paint the album cover with 2 coats of white acrylic paint, letting dry after each coat. Cut an 8”x8” square from the bottom left of the flowers paper. Round the corners with the 1/2” rounded Corner Chomper. Ink all edges with Deep Lagoon ink using a makeup wedge. Glue centered to the cover.
- Trace the top of a binding post onto the back of dark teal dot paper 3 times and cut out. Glue the circles onto the flat tops of the binding posts. Cut out 3 flowers from the green allover floral pattern. Punch 1/4” holes in the centers. Ink the tips of the petals with Berrylicious ink. Glue a flower over each hole on the album. Insert the binding posts so the teal circles are in the centers of the flowers.
- Trace the Penelope pleated flower shape onto the back of the orange plaid paper, flush with the yellow scalloped edge. Trace a second shape where the first shape ends, overlapping the tab to make a continuous strip. Cut out the strip and score each fold line in the middle and sides of each petal. Fold accordion style. Glue the tab over the first petal. Cut a small piece of scrap paper that fits under the flower. Squeeze some glue on the scrap. Spread out your pleated flower and carefully place it over the glue. Weigh down the flower with a small object such as a book or saucer to dry. Once dry, glue it to the top right of the album over the large flower. Add a large gold Jewel Dazzle to the center. Use this same process to make a Lenora flower out of pink dots and a Justine flower out of cream floral. For the cream floral flower, ink the edges of the strip with Berrylicious before folding. Glue the pink dots pleated flower over the pink flower on the paper and the cream floral over the small multi-colored flower as shown.
- Cut 3”x2” of white cardstock and print “Summer Memories” on it. Sponge Lime Pastel ink over the whole piece. Ink edges with Berrylicious ink. Mat onto white cardstock leaving a 1/16” border. Glue 10” of pink dot ribbon along the cover 1 1/4” from the right edge. Glue the title to the album 3/4” from the right and 1” from the top. Tie a small bow with the pink dot ribbon and Zot it below the title.