There are few things in life as dear as grandparents. Honor them this year with a lovingly crafted scrapbook of their grandchildren's pictures so those special moments can be captured forever in time.
We used the Making Memories 8x8" uneven scallop album for our sweet photo album. Use our idea as inspiration but choose any papers and embellishments you wish to decorate your photographs. We used beads, charms, buttons and ribbons.
Album Cover Step one: We used ink that we purchased at our local craft store to distress the edges to the cover of our album.
Step two: Use Memory book Dot 'N Go glue dots to attach papers, die-cuts and photos to the cover and window. We used paper and die cuts from Scrap Pad To Go - Kazoo Kids.
Step three: Use E6000 to attach charms, buttons and crystals. We used Swarovski 6mm crystal margarita bead, Swarovski erinite 8mm margarita bead, the antique pewter angel holding star charm, the antique brass star charm, antique brass kitty charm, the antique gold-plated pewter letter bead - a b and c, dusty green diminutive nylon button, light yellow Petaluma polyester button, red Petaluma polyester button and cream Petaluma polyester button.
Step four: Use E6000 to attach flatback rhinestones to the cover. We used Swarovski ss12 in black diamond and crystal Dorado.
Step five: Tie the hand-dyed silk rainbow ribbon around the cover and knot it. Slide the antique pewter countryside button onto the ribbon and knot the end to secure it.
Pages Step one: Choose any craft paper you wish to create the background and the cut-outs for the pages. Cut the paper to fit the pages and arrange the cut outs and photos.
Step two: Tie a piece of Swarovski powder rose cotton yarn with 3mm powder rose pearls onto the antique brass star flower charm, the sterling silver let's play and cute candy heart charms, and the sterling silver swirl design heart charm. We punched holes in the paper and tied on the silver charms.
Step three: Use E6000 to attach the Swarovski ss16 Indian pink flatback to the star flower charm.
Step four: Use glue dots to attach the photos and cut-outs to the paper.
Step five: Use E6000 to glue the star flower charm, antique brass flower charm, antique gold-plated pewter letter beads, pewter dream charm, and the cream Petaluma polyester button to the pages.
Step six: Use a Hot Fix applicator to attach Swarovski hotfix rhinestones. We used Swarovski hotfix flatbacks in ss16 and ss12 fuchsia.
Step seven: Punch a hole in the tab on the page. Fold a 10-inch piece of hand dyed multi greens silk ribbon in half and thread the fold through the hole. Thread the tails through the loop at the fold. Slide the antique silver plated pewter king's crown charm onto one of the tails and knot the end to secure it.
Approximate size: Book is 9 in. by 10 in. Difficulty level: Beginner
Tools Used: Dazzle-It Hot Fix Applicator (TOOL-0194) E-6000 glue (E6000) Memory book Dot 'N Go (GLUE-005) Scrap Pad To Go - Kazoo Kids (PPR-0012)
List of Components: Making memories 8x8" uneven scallop album (BOOK-175, qty 1) Swarovski 2058 flatback ss12 black diamond (2058-bkd12 , qty 4) Swarovski 2028 flatback ss12 crystal Dorado (2028-DORA12, qty 2) Swarovski 3700 6mm margarita bead crystal AB (3700-CAB6, qty 2) Swarovski 3700 8mm margarita bead erinite (3700-ERN8, qty 1) Swarovski 2058 flatback ss16 Indian pink (2058-INP16, qty 1) Swarovski Powder rose cotton yarn with 3mm powder rose pearls (59100C-PROPRO3, qty 1) Swarovski H2028 hotfix flatbacks ss12 fuchsia (H2028-FU12, qty 25) Swarovski H2038 hotfix flatbacks ss16 fuchsia (h2038-fus16 , qty 12) Antique brass star charm (BBA-CH009, qty 1) Antique brass kitty charm (BBA-CH041, qty 1) Antique pewter countryside button (BTN-026, qty 1) Antique gold-plated pewter letter bead - a (GA-A, qty 1) Antique gold-plated pewter letter bead - b (GA-B, qty 1) Antique gold-plated pewter letter bead - c (GA-C, qty 1) Dusty green diminutive nylon button (BTN-099, qty 1) Light yellow Petaluma polyester button (BTN-125, qty 1) Red Petaluma polyester button (BTN-133, qty 1) Cream Petaluma polyester button (BTN-123, qty 1) Antique pewter angel holding star charm (PW-CH0304, qty 1) Hand-dyed silk rainbow (RBSILK-MRBW, qty 1) Antique brass flower charm (BBA-CH044, qty 1) Antique brass star flower charm (BBA-CH045, qty 1) Sterling silver - let's play candy heart charm (CHARM598, qty 1) Sterling silver - cute candy heart charm (CHARM602, qty 10) Sterling silver swirl design heart charm (CHARM964, qty 1) Antique gold-plated pewter letter bead - a (GA-A, qty 1) Antique gold-plated pewter letter bead - e (GA-E, qty 1) Antique gold-plated pewter letter bead - l (GA-L, qty 1) Pewter dream charm (PW-CH0252, qty 1) Hand-dyed silk multi greens (RBSILK-MGRN, qty 1) Antique silver plated pewter king's crown charm (SA-2279, qty 1)
NOTE: This idea uses Swarovski crystal components which currently do not meet the requirements as set out in the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA).