Monday, April 24, 2017

Perfect Mini Album Cover Corners 4/24/17

Good Morning and Happy M.O.M. Day. 
   (Modus Operandi (a why of doing something) Monday.

Today I am going to show you how I get perfect corners on the covers of my mini albums.

First you need to know the size of your chipboard piece. This one was 5-1/2" x 5-1/2". Then you need to measure and cut your paper. You need to allow 1" on all sides. So I cut my paper to 7-1/2" x 7-1/2"

Next I want to make sure my chipboard is centered on my paper and I put a small mark 1" in on each side of the paper.

I then score the paper where the pencil marks are at.

Now is when I do a pre-fold to verify that the chipboard is centered and scorelines are in the proper place. If everything has been scored properly, I will add some glue to my chipboard and glue it in place on top of my paper.

You will need two small pieces of the same thickness of chipboard you are using. These will be your spacer for marking your cut lines. Butt them up against the corner of  your chipboard and diagonally (as shown below), Using a pencil, draw a line on the paper, straight across the front of your spare chipboard pieces.

Now you want to cut those corners of diagonally, along your pencil marks.
Now apply score tape to the edges of each flap. Remove the score tape from one flap only and apply glue where there is no score tape. Fold the flap over onto the chipboard.

Now you will want to do the opposite side. 

Now with your thumb nail or whatever you have, gently push in the corners of the next flap. Do this on both sides.

Expose your score tape and add glue where there is no score tape and fold the flap over onto the chipboard. So the same for the opposite flap. Use your boning tool to push down on your corners to flatten them out.

A perfect front or back cover for any album.

Now just do the same for the back cover and this can be use on any mini album that you will be using the binding rings or the Zutter Owires.  
The rings on the second album are a little hard to see, as I wrapped them with ribbons.

Next week I will show you how to add a spline to your mini album, the easy way !!!


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