9 January 2010

2010 Scrapbook Stage 2

Today I made a start on the second stage of my 2010 scrapbook. I wanted to make dividers for each month inside my album so it looks more like a journal. If you want to follow along this is what I did next.

I love freestyle scrapbooking so I went along with that style for my dividers, you can taylor how you make yours to your own style. First I used one of the page protectors inside my album as a template. I'm using a very neutral kraft coloured card for my dividers so I can decorate them as I go along in the year. I cut the pieces of card so it was slightly longer than the page protector then freehand sketched out the edges in pencil. I want to make tabs on each page so I sketched that on too.

Next I sketched over the top of the pencil using a Sharpie marker pen. Then used a date stamp to add the date to the tab.

The page was then cut out and the holes marked on using the page protector as a guide.

Because this one is January I want to decorate it right now so I picked out some patterned paper, chipboard stickers and alphabet stickers to use and built up the design. You could just cover over your dividers with patterned paper if you wanted to although it is fun to make a design.

I'm using things I had leftover from Christmas for this first page so you could raid your leftover Christmas stash or cut up Christmas cards etc. Anything with snow would be good for this time of year.

Once that's done the holes are punched in and it's into the album.

If you're making dividers for your 2010 scrapbook you need to make 12, one for each month. Keep them in a similar style and use plain card so if you cover it up completely as you go along decorating your album it won't matter so much.

Keeping my album organised like this I'm hoping it will encourage me to fill some in each month and not be tempted to leave any gaps as the months go on.

I also added this cute tag to the inside. I think it will be nice to tie bits and pieces inside the album as I go along.

So for Crafting for all ers playing along your next mission is to make some dividers. If you didn't want to divide your album up by months you could pick other subjects to organise your book into. Next week we'll be starting the first page inside the book!

Oh, I also added a bit more to my cover because I thought it looked a bit too boring. My plan was to keep it quite plain but I just couldn't get along with it. I think it looks much more interesting now.

xx Leo

1 comment:

Pat said...

Thanks Leo, that is very clever. :) Love it so far. Must get started on mine here...... :)