Commemorative softcover album

In the modern world, people are paying more and more attention not so much to the variety of goods as to their exclusivity. For many, a handmade gift is much more desirable than a gift bought in a store. This gift, for example, can be a scrapbooking memorial album. The originality of the pages and the uniqueness of the internal content will undoubtedly be appreciated. A soft cover, easily made from improvised materials, will help preserve the information embedded in the album for centuries.

Materials for work:

  • A3 paper - 20 sheets;

  • Napkins of different designs - 30 pieces;

  • Food wrap - 1 roll;

  • Medical bandage - 2 pieces;

  • PVA glue liquid (building) - 0.5 cups;

  • Glue PVA pencil - 1 piece;

  • Wide satin ribbon - 0.5 m;

  • Super-glue - 1 tube;

  • Thick wallpaper 0.4 x 0.5m in size - 2 pieces;

  • Postcard - 1 piece;

  • Curly scissors, a knife for cutting paper, a brush.

Stages of the work:

The first stage: we make scrapbooking pages.

We reduce A3 format sheets by cutting off excess on the top and sides. It turns out to be a square, slightly larger than an A4 sheet.

We take three-layer napkins with different patterns and cling film.

On a flat surface we combine 2 sheets so that the joints do not run into each other.

On top of the sheets we roll the cling film.

Separate the excess layers from the napkin and put it on top of the film. We make a small indent from the edge to form the bend of the pages.

Carefully and thoroughly iron the napkin with an iron, trying not to touch the film on the right edge of the napkin.

We form a bend of the sheet.

We shift the resulting gluing to the left. Next to the second sheet of paper already glued, butt put the third sheet. We unwind the film to the right, covering it with the third sheet. On top we put the second napkin (another coloring). Iron with an iron.

We form a bend of the first sheet of the album.

We form the bend of the second sheet of the album.

We drag the gluing to the left side of the table. We put another sheet of paper under the film rolled to the right, smooth the film, apply a new napkin to it. Smooth with an iron.

Again we bend, we get the next sheet of the album.

Thus, repeating the actions, we make the necessary number of landscape sheets.

The second stage: do the binding.

To form the binding we take PVA and bandages.

All pages of the album have an inner white part. Apply glue to the first inner part.

Along the edge in the places where the pages are bent, we lay a piece of the bandage, leaving part of it at work.

Apply a thin layer of liquid PVA to the bandage.

We turn the page, bend the bandage onto the inverted page. We put glue on it, we connect the pages, smooth it.

We repeat all the actions until the end of the album. On top of the last page we put an additional piece of bandage, glue it.

In the place of his sticker we put a piece of paper.

We turn over the album. Carefully coat the entire PVA binding.

We bend the bandage, covering the entire binding.

Coat the bandage with liquid glue.

Wrap a piece of paper on top of the binding and wrap it in a bandage dipped in glue.

We put the album under the press. Dry the day.

The third stage: we form the cover.

We cut off the uneven edges of the album.

Cut the satin ribbon with the length corresponding to the length of the album binding.

In order to avoid shedding, we burn the edges of the tape.

We cut dense wallpapers to the size of the album.

On the left side of the edge of the wallpaper, glue the edge of the satin ribbon, soaking it with super-glue.

To the other side of the tape, we similarly fasten the second piece of wallpaper.

The cover cover turned out.

Apply glue to one side of the album.

Smooth thoroughly.

We also glue the other side of the cover to the album. The result was a soft cover.

With curly scissors from colored paper (on which the desired text is already printed), we cut out the irregular shape of the figure. Glue them to the front side of the cover.

Add liveliness by cutting color pictures from the postcard.

The fourth stage: we make the album informative.

We paste letters and diplomas inside the album.

Add photos.

If such an album will keep your family secrets, you can add textual content to the photos. For example, biographies or memories.