Today I'd like to show you how to create this circle album card that folds up into a quarter circle for posting! I have seen a few of these around in various shapes but couldn't find a tutorial so when I figured out how to make one I thought I'd share it with you all! You can use this as a special card with stamped images like I have or even as a photo album to give to someone as a gift.
YOU WILL NEED:
4 pieces of 12" x 12" cardstock
13 pieces of 6" x 6" paper
your choice of decorations and images
Draw around a large dinner plate on each of the 12"x12" pieces of cardstock.
Fold each circle exactly in half as shown.
Open out again and cut from the centre along one of the fold lines.
Your circles should then look like this.
Take the cut edge and place it along the third fold away from it to create a fold in between two existing folds as shown.
The circle will then look like the photo above. Add glue to the section shown above. NB glue is required rather than taped as you need some manouverability!
The glued section should be glued to the section next to it to create the shape shown above. Repeat this for all of the circles.
Now glue them all together as shown above. Do not glue the final two sides together - these create the front and back of the card album when it is closed!
To cut papers to fit with a margin of cardstock place your chosen paper inside the folded card as shown with a margin to the left and bottom and draw around the curve......
......cut the paper just inside the drawn curve as shown. Your paper will then have a margin all the way around when glued to the cardstock sections.
You will need to attach ribbon to the outside front and inside back of the card. For extra strength when tieing and untieing the ribbon I have attached them with brads. This is the ribbon attached to the front of the card........
..........and this one attached to the back of the card but on the inside.
Now you can have fun decorating the outside and inside of your circle album!! It is best to stick to relatively flat embellishments inside so that the album can fold up neatly. You can add embellishments to the bottom sections as long as if they overlap the centre fold you only glue them to one side of the fold. That way they will fold up with the panel and not become crushed.
Here is how I have decorated one of my inside sections using the cute Ben in the Rain from the February release. All the papers are from the new paper pad too!!!
This is what the album looks like from the top when opened up for display. If you would like to see the rest of the album in detail please stop by my blog! Hope you enjoyed the tutorial and thanks for looking!