Record Album Cover SmashBook!
By Kathy Cano-Murillo, The Crafty Chica
SmashBooks are everywhere these days and they are so fun to make! I've seen all kinds of methods but when I came across a stack of old record albums, I decided to use the album sleeves as book covers. The idea is to gather up scrap paper and bind them into a fun journal. I think Anastacia would be very proud!
1 unwanted record album cover
24 pieces of scrap paper cut to 8-1/2"x11" or smaller
Needle and thread or sewing machine
Craft knife and craft mat
Fold/crease the papers in half and separate into booklets (six papers each). Sew up the center of each booklet. Set aside. Take the front of the album cover and use the craft knife to score two lines to create the spine of the book. Measure in 5-1/2" on each side. Next, cut off 3" from the bottom of the album. Trim the edges with duct tape to make it look finished. Add hot glue to the spine of each booklet and set inside the cover. Adgere all four booklets. Let hot glue cool Embellish pages as you wish.
Tips: Add pockets within the pages, add a page of labels so you can use them in your book.
Author and aritst, Kathy Cano-Murillo is the founder of the award-winning site, http://CraftyChica.com. She is the author of seven craft books and two novels: Waking Up in the Land of Glitter and Miss Scarlet's School of Patternless Sewing (both by Grand Central Publishing). Both titles are available in print, e-book/Kindle/Nook and audiobook formats. She is currently working on her next book.