As Mom’s Day rapidly approaches, I’ve determined to briefly revisit this Grandma Album that has been by far my most-popular undertaking ever.
First, listed here are some obtain hyperlinks for freebies to create this album from a pre-made file. Select the one which greatest meets your chopping capabilities:
Grandma album lower file (in Silhouette Studio format for Silhouette Portrait or CAMEO)
Grandma album 12×12 lower file (in Silhouette Studio format, optimized for Silhouette CAMEO and 12×12″ paper and chipboard)
Grandma album lower file in SVG format (resize all collectively proportionately so the letter top is about 4″ tall for all of the letters and the longest letter (A) is about 8.5″ huge)
Grandma album PDF to print file (to chop with scissors or craft knife)
Right here is the way to lower and assemble this album. The completed album is about 4″ tall and eight.5″ huge.
1- Reduce all of the letters as soon as from chipboard. I like the Silhouette 12×12″ chipboard as a result of it’s so easy and simple to chop with my CAMEO, however it’ll all be lined so you’ll be able to lower it from any skinny chipboard. You should use cereal packing containers, packaging inserts from scrapbook paper or photograph enlargements, and so forth.
2- Reduce every letter entrance from sample paper. Select papers that coordinate, however choose alternating contrasting colours (darkish vs. gentle) so the letters will stand out from one another.
3- Reduce all of the letters in reverse from sample paper. You’ll be able to select a special paper for every letter, however I feel it’s easier to have all of the again sides matching.
4- It is best to now have three layers for every letter. A high paper layer, a chipboard layer, and a reverse paper layer for the again.
5- Now simply begin adhering the right back and front paper layer to every chipboard letter. You should use any glue you want. I used my Scotch Superior Tape Glider (ATG) this time round. It’s best to begin with the biggest letter and work your solution to the smallest. Ensure you focus extra on lining up the letter-portion of the web page than the flat finish.
6- As soon as all of your letters are lined back and front, you’re prepared so as to add photographs and every other elaborations you want!
And simply because I like my CAMEO a lot and was capable of get the letters to chop so exactly, I’ve to incorporate some element photographs.
As you’ll be able to see, I haven’t added any binding but in these photographs. You could have a number of choices for binding. You probably have a private binding machine like a Cinch or a Bind it All, these will work. If not, you’ll be able to usually get it punched and certain at a neighborhood copy store with little plastic bindings as seen in my unique album (under). One other easy choice is to make use of a gap punch so as to add 2-3 holes in every web page and add unfastened binder rings.
Create Your Personal Phrase as an Album:
If you’re feeling formidable and wish to create your personal phrase album that claims one thing apart from grandma, you’ll be able to see this tutorial I made for designing an album from scratch in Silhouette Studio. Simply be warned that it makes use of an older model of Studio that can look somewhat completely different from the present model.
And right here is the hyperlink for a tutorial to design your personal phrase album and print it to chop with scissors for non-Silhouette homeowners (once more, barely outdated so let me know when you get completely misplaced).
Listed below are just a few extra variations. The underside two are my unique albums from 2008 for my very own mother and my mother-in-law. You’ll be able to see I merely added small photographs, rub-on quotes, flowers, and ribbon.
I hope you will have enjoyable making this album! Please let me know in case you have questions.