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Completely fill in the one inch seam with strong tape.
Carefully adhere the 8 ½ inch piece onto the 9 1/2 inches piece. Make sure you don’t go
Press firmly along the folded over piece, open up your page and check at the two pages line up nicely. Don’t worry if one of your pages is now wider than the other. You can trim it back to make them the same.
You need to add some more tape along the join of your foundation page. Adhere one strip of tape along one side of the join and about an inch of tape on the other side of the join.
A close up of the join with the tape each side. When you come to adhere your print papers, one piece will be an inch wider that the other page. The extra inch will need to be adhered over the top of the inch of tape on the foundation page.
Before we start the page, we need to cut some borders from our “Baby Border” print paper. Please cut the borders as shown above. We need 8 strips in total. Don’t cut all the strips into pieces, as we need the bottom one to be 4 borders wide.
Have a good look at the back of your sheet of “Lullaby” print paper. It has a border all the way around the print. The top left and right corners of the print paper has a fancy corner printed on it. We are going to use these fancy corners from both sheets. Now look at the border. It is in from the edge of your print paper, this gives us a nice creamy edge. We are going to remove the borders from each sheet. I need you to cut each border piece one at a time using a craft knife and a ruler. Place your ruler on the inside edge of your border, but leave a little bit of the cream on it. Cut all four sides, making sure you don’t cut through the fancy corners at the top.
Because we removed the borders the print paper is now about the right hight for our page. So now all we need to do is cut it to the right width. Put the first piece in your trimmer in the right way up, so you can read the writing. Cut it to 9 ¼ inches wide.
You need to completely cover the back of both pieces of Lullaby Print Papers with adhesive. You can use double sided adhesive paper or tape, if you use tape make sure you butt it together with no gaps in between each piece.
Adhere the 9 ¼ inch wide piece to your black foundation page first. Try and have the same amount of black showing along the top and bottom on your page. Remember this print paper is one inch wider, so it will go over the join on your foundation page onto the other page. You should have tape on your foundation page to help adhere your print paper over the join. Don’t worry if your print paper is not on straight. You are going to add a border around the page.
Carefully fold your page over, use your finger to run along the seam as you fold the page up and over. This will create a fold that you can see and use to line up your second piece.
Now you need to adhere your 8 ¼ inch piece. Make sure you are away from the centre fold of your page or you page will not shut nicely. To make it easier for yourself, don’t remove all the backing from your adhesive paper or tape. Just take a little strip off. Then if you don’t quite line it up right you can lift it off and try again.
Carefully fold your page over, use your finger to run along the seam as you fold the page up and over. Fold the whole page over and run your hand firmly along the fold to set the crease.
Find your sheet of “New Arrival”. We need to cut it so that we have lots of pieces to use on our page, pocket and tags. Use the photo as a guide. You need to cut all the pieces as follows. You need to have, one piece two stamps wide and 8 stamps long. Plus the three images from the middle, and the two pieces, above and below the images. You also need another piece, 6 stamps wide and 3 stamps high. Keep all the left over pieces, as we still need to cut some extra pieces for our tags.
Now you are going to make the pocket. From your sheet of yellow cardstock, cut two rectangles 5 ¾ inches x 8 inches. We only need one for the pocket; once the pocket is finished you will be adhering the second one to the back to cover all the brads. From your sheet of “Little treasures”, cut a piece 5 ½ inches x 7 ¾ inches. Cut the 5 ½ inches first then cut the piece back to 7 ¾ inches. Ink around the edges and adhere it to your piece of yellow cardstock. You should have a little bit of yellow showing at the left end and at the top of your yellow rectangle, don’t worry about having any yellow showing at the bottom or if you have too much at the right end. We will be hiding the right end and the bottom with a border.
Choose one of the images from your sheet of “New Arrival”. Cut a piece of yellow cardstock, 3 ½ inches wide x 3 1/8 inches high. Adhered your image to the middle of the yellow mat. Cut another mat from your blue cardstock, it needs to be 3 ¾ inches wide x 3 ½ inches high.
Adhere the image to your pocket; use the photo as a guide. Add two white brads and a title to finish the pocket. Add your second yellow rectangle to the back of your pocket.
This border is done slightly different to our first and second page, so please read the instructions carefully. You need to sort your borders out. Some have the pattern running all one way and the some have the pattern changing direction in the middle. We need four pieces with the pattern running the same way. These need to be used at the top and bottom of our page. The ones that change direction, we need to use two of them, one for each side of our page. We will be starting in the bottom left corner of our page, then doing the bottom right corner. Next will be the top and lastly the sides.
We will not be doing a mitred corner for this page. Trim the left edge of your border so it is straight. Start that the bottom of your page and at the left edge. You need to be just in from the left edge of the page and just up from the bottom. We need to have a little bit of black showing at the bottom and side of your page.
Now you can do the left edge page border and the right edge page border. They can overlap the top or bottom borders in the corners. Trim each end to fit and adhere it to your page.
Your corners should look like this.
Now it is time to do work on the left side of your page.
From your sheet of “Once upon a Springtime “die cut frames, remove the largest frame. Punch out the middle bit and keep it for your tags. Place a photo under it the frame and add it to your page. Add a chipboard title to the bottom of the frame.
Ink around the edges of your print paper and adhere it to your cardstock tag. Cut a rectangle from “Cherished” 3 inches x 4 1/4 , turn it over and adhere it to your tag. Find your butterfly border from “Baby Border”, cut to 10 inches. Adhere it to the front of your tag about ¾ of an inch up from the bottom of your tag and wrap it around to the back of your tag. Remove your Medium pink frame, add a photo to your tag and adhere the frame over the top. Glue a chipboard word to the bottom of the frame to finish the front of your tag.
Hope you like the page, I love the fact that I can add more tags as your family grow or change.