I placed a piece of paper and a photo on the cereal box to get an idea of how to cut this.
I decided to use a variety 6"x 6" paper pack in black and white
I spent way too much time looking through old photo's, desperately trying to reduce the number of "favourites"
I then printed them out, 4x on an A4 page size and a few 9x on an A4 page (wallet size setting on my printer)
Step 4 and 5
Using my We R memory keepers scorer and trimmer, I opened the whole box up flat and cut off the excess.
I scored the middle of the side of the cereal box to give myself a fold on the "base" of my album
I added a 1cm border all around my 6" x 6" paper - you can make it larger or smaller.
Step 6 and 7:
Just showing you the scored line and fold on the soon to be base.
The paper was only attached with small pieces of washi tape which I used as my sizing guide.
Attach double sided tape all the way around the box (I didn't cover the inside as I liked the brown)
I cut 3 pieces of black cardstock to size and attached them to my box (you could also use pretty wrapping paper for this)
I went over the joins with washi tape to finish it off.
Using my Heidi Swapp Cinch, I punched all the pages I needed (I used 20) and the 2 top ends of my album.
My desk looking like a (fun) creative mess
Here are a few of my finished pages - I did both sides of the page.
Using the handy holder on the side of the Cinch I decided on my layout and put the pages onto a 1" binding ring - I later changed this to a 1/2" binding ring as the other one was just too large
Bind it - so easy to use this machine : )
The finished album
I love this and I can't wait to give it to my husband on Christmas day. My kids had a sneak peak and they each want their own one and I must admit I would love to do a pretty pink flowery one for myself.
*Please remember I decorated this for a man, a very serious and conservative man when it comes to colors, so I did keep it as plain as I could with a very neutral color scheme... you should go as wild as you can and have fun doing it!
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