Monday, December 16, 2013

Meg's Garden Christmas Album Post

This is my last DT post for Meg's Garden and if you haven't been to visit her blog you'll be missing out on some gorgeous vintage papers to play with.
This is quite a long post so thanks for looking.
Memory File Folder Album (my own version with measurements in inches)
You’ll need four (4) A4 Manilla Folders
Co-ordinating cardstock OR extra manilla folder

Cut each to folder to 8 ½ ” on open side and 6 ¼ ” on the fold side then score at 1” from fold side so it opens more easily and fits into the hinge.
For the hinge cut a piece of cardstock or manilla folder to 8” X 6 ¼ ”
Score at 1” all the way along the 8” length.
Fold in a concertina fashion.  Fit the first file folder into the first valley of the concertina fold.  Repeat with the other three folders.  See tape position in the photo.
Tape the bottom and sides of the folder that will glue to the second folder and the open top will form a pocket for tag or smaller page.
Cover each side with your choice of patterned paper before creating and affixing the spine. To make the spine cut a piece of co-ordinating cardstock to 6 ¼ ” X 3”.  Score on long side at 1” then flip and score opposite side at 1”, this will give you a  ¼ ”spine.
Decorate the memory file as desired.
For the tags or smaller pages that fit into the pockets cut cardstock to 6” X 4 ½” then cover both sides with patterned paper and decorate as desired.  I used a spellbinders die cut in half for the tabs and adhered them to the top of the smaller page but in hind sight I would have adhered before adding the patterned paper ie.  Adhere over the top of the tab.
Products Used:
Vintage Christmas – mini - S110
Oh Christmas Tree - P6327
A Berry Merry Christmas - P6324
Christmas Decorations - P6360
Christmas Flowers - P6362
Christmas Cherries - P6363
Christmas Roses - P6364
Holly & Poinsettia - P1815
Vintage Christmas 6 – ATC04
Lace – L28970
Green Holly, Silver Leaf Flakes
Pearl String
Round Silver Diamante Trim – RBY28Vintage Beauty Charm

Stampin’ Up!  ink, patterned paper and stamps
Spellbinders Nesting Frame
Liquid Pearls

If you pop over to Meg's Garden you can see the rest of the project with tags included, lots of room for photos in this little album.


  1. fabulous album, love all the pages, thanks for sharing :)

  2. This is just Gorgeous Sandra....Love the papers and all the beautiful embellies....Love your idea! :)

  3. I saw this up there - wasn't actually sure whether it was yours or not. LOOOVED the whole idea, you clever cookie! It looks you've just got to fill it up!!!

  4. Your album looks beautiful.. You are very clever to make it like that!!

  5. Love this Sandra!!! A really fabulous idea and so beautifully decorated!!! Stunning!! ox

  6. How beautiful!! I love the vintage feel to your album!

  7. Beautiful Sandra, book marking this. Now off to Megs Garden to have a Bo Peep. Thank you for sharing your album and instructions

  8. Such a beautiful album! So clever too! :D

  9. What a gorgeous little mini.