Hi all! Among my favorite new items from October Afternoon are the Here & Now books and Here & Now chapters, both of which I used to create this mini-album:
However, in creating this mini, I decided not to use the paper for journaling alone, but rather, as a basis for creating page pockets, in conjunction with pages from the Here & Now chapters. Here is the approach I took:
Step One: Cut a few selected sheets from the Here & Now papers in half. I used six sheets for my mini-album from the Cakewalk and Woodland Park lines, selecting them for their designs on both sides of the paper.
Step Two: Determine the orientation of the pockets based on which side the holes are on (I wanted pockets on both sides of the page, so I had three face one way, and three face the other way). Fold down the tops of each sheet, approximately 1/4" - 1/2" in width. I used a bone folder to smooth the crease.
Step Three: Sew across each folded section. Have fun with straight stitches and zig-zag stitches.
Step Five: Assemble the album. I alternated my pocket pages with pages from the Here & Now chapters.
As for the cover, I squeezed a few globs of pink and red paint on it, and with a large paintbrush, I smoothed the paint over the cover.
I'll be using this mini-album to document some of our summer escapades.
Thanks for stopping by today!
ETA: If you're looking for sneaks from CHA, be sure to check out the design team's blogs. We'll start sharing some of our projects beginning today!