Authentique Paper Goes Back to School: Mini Album with Accolade, Companions and Frontier
Hello Friends! What a fun day this is! Today’s the day that Authentique Paper Goes Back to School! The Authentique Design Team have prepared some amazing Back to School projects to share with you. You can find them all HERE on the Authentique Blog. For my project share, I’ve created a chunky monkey of a mini album made with the Accolade, Companions and Frontier Collection Kits.
This “from scratch” album measures a hefty 6 1/4″ x 7″ x 2 1/2″. I created a 5 tab hidden binding system inside the covers to hold my pocket pages. (You can find a tutorial for the Valentine’s Day album I made using this same system HERE. )
I used fussy cut images from Accolade along with a Tim Holtz Vintage Globe Die Cut and cute buttons to create this collage style cover. The album is a birthday gift for our dear daughter in law who homeschools our 3 grandgirls. She can record all the wonderful projects, events and field trips inside the album pages.
The spine is reinforced with a canvas binding for strength and durability.
I’ve accented the album with some cute school themed charms and Bold Red Check Ribbon.
Authentique Paper Goes Back to School: A Peek Inside
There is so much to see inside this album, that I created a video tour for you. But I thought you might like to see a few of the still shots first. This is the inside cover. I’ve used the floral paper and kitty cat border from Companions here. Our son and his wife have 3 kitty loving daughters, so I thought it would be cute to make a pocket with these cute cats on it. Accolade is such a neutral collection that you can pair it with almost anything and it still looks great.
The inner pages are loaded with flaps, fold outs and pocket pages. To stretch my designer paper, I used Authentique Spectrum Cardstock. It’s a perfect color match.
Look how great these papers from Frontier look alongside Accolade and Companions! I had such fun mixing and matching collections!
This double page looks like a flap page, but it’s actually holding two very fun photo inserts.
These 4″ x 6 1/2″ photo inserts slip neatly behind the page. To do this, just place adhesive on only 3 sides of your paper.
Authentique Paper Goes Back to School: The YouTube Video Tour
There are too many pages in this album for me to share all the photos here. So I created this 10 minute video tour. I’ll show you how all the mechanisms work and share tips and tricks that I used while creating the album.
I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas that you can use in your own crafty adventures. If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.
I’m sitting in the corner with the dunce cap on my head! The date for the Authentique group share post was changed to FRIDAY, but I missed the memo! So pop on by the Authentique blog tomorrow, Friday August 31, to join in the fun!
Thanks for stopping by!
Authentique Paper Goes Back to School Supply List
- Accolade 12×12 Collection Kit
- Companions 12×12 Collection Kit
- Frontier 12×12 Collection Kit
- Spectrum Cardstock: Robin’s Egg Blue, Sandy Beach, Tricycle Red