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Vintage photo album — Designer: Susan Cobb


  • Sara’s Surfaces 6 x 6 album (link)
  • Lost & Found Paper Stack (link)
  • Rich & Spicy Ribbons (link)
  • Timepieces (link)
  • Adornments (link)
  • Game Spinners (link)
  • Corners (link)
  • Keyholes (link)
  • Sprocket Gears (link)
  • Ornate Plates (link)
  • Antique pewter chest keys (link)
  • Brown ink pad (link)
  • StazOn Metallic Copper ink pad (link)
  • ¾” round punch (link)
  • Zots™ (link)
  • Foam tape (link)
  • Wire cutters (for trimming brad prongs as needed)
  • Black pen or computer printer
  • Font: Sudestada


  1. Ink the album brown, then ink the metal pieces, album cover, and paper edges with metallic copper ink for a unique look.
  2. Cut a 6” square of words paper and a 3½”x4½” piece of music note paper, tear 2 edges on the music note paper. Center the words paper on the front of the album and glue the music note paper to the bottom left. Cut a filmstrip and glue1” from the bottom of the paper.
  3. Glue the inked timepieces and title to the album front, as shown. Wrap a piece of ribbon around the filmstrip and glue a gear to the bottom. Thread the keyhole and key with ribbon, tie in a knot and glue to the left of the album.
  4. Use the copper inkpad to color the edges of the album and the screws.

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