I used my Silhouette Cameo and a couple of mini book album cut files to make my book base. I first resized them to fit a normal sized photo, then cut out using kraft paper. I like the kraft card stock. It has a stiffness to it and makes a really nice base and can go with any paper. I also like the rustic look of the kraft.
I cut out the mat pieces, slightly smaller than my base. My albums included matting cuts with the album.
I used the Cinch to bind my book together. I just love this tool! You can use it for so many things. These albums came with holes for rings or ribbon, but I love bound books, so I simply delete the holes before sending to my Silhouette.
Now for the fun part! I used the collectables that went along with the Frosted paper. I am giving this album to my son and daughter in law, so I wanted to keep it simple. I added just a few die cut items that are open on two sides and will allow a photo to tuck in.
The finished book and a few examples of the inside. Mom is so excited about adding memories of their son's first Christmas!
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