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ClayGuana Vintage Style Suitcase Mini-album


Here are some measurements for you to follow:

Chipboard for the album covers, spine and outer walls of the drawer:
6" x 6" (2 pc)
6" x 2 1/4 (the album spine)
6" x 1.5" (the back outer wall of the drawer)
6" x 5 5/8" (the separating element)
5 5/8" x 1.5" (2 pc) - outer side walls of the drawer

Chipboard for the drawer:
5.5" x 5.5" - for the bottom base
5.5" x 1 3/8" (4 pc) - for the inner sides
5 7/8" x 1 5/8" - for the outer covering panel

Card stock for the hidden hinge binding (which will hold 6 pages):
5 5/8" x 9 1/4"

Score marks on the hidden hinge piece:
1 3/4" > 2 1/8" > 2.5" > 2 3/4" > 3 1/8" > 3.5" > 3 3/4" > 4 1/8" > 4.5" > 4 3/4" > 5 1/8" > 5.5" >
5 3/4" >  6 1/8" > 6.5" > 6 3/4" > 7 1/8" > 7.5".


Here is the link to the video tutorial on You Tube:



HAPPINESS IS HOMEMADE

MINI ALBUM





Measurements:

Chipboard:
Cut (2) at 3.50" x7"
Cut (1) at 7" x 7"
Cut (2) at 2" x 7"

Cardstock:
Cover for chipboard - Cut (1) piece at 9" x 12" and (1) piece at 9" x 9".

Binding - Cut (2) pieces at 6.50" x 8.50" and score on the 8.50" side starting at 1.50"and every .50" space until you get to 7". The 7" score mark will be your last score line.

Inside cover pockets - Cut (2) at 3.50" x 4.50" and score on the 3.50" side at .50" and on the 4.50" side at .50" at each end.

Smaller pages - Cut (4) pieces at 5" x 6.50". Cut (4) pieces at 8.75" x 7.50" and score on the 8.75" side at 4.50" and score on the 7.50" side at .50" on each end.

Larger pages - Cut (4) at 6.50" x 11" and score on the 11" side at 6.50"

Back pocket for large page - Cut (4) at 5" x 7.50" and score on the 5" side at .50" and on the 7.50" side at .50 each end.

Binding pocket for large page - Cut (4) at 3" x 7.50" and scor eon the 7.50" side at .50" at each end.

Belly band for large page - Cut (4) at 3" x 5 3/8" and score on the 5 5/8" side at .50" at each end.

Pocket for back cover - Cut (1) at 3.50" x 8" and score on the 3.50" side at .50" and on the 8" side at .50" each end.

Photo mats - 3.25"x 4.25" and 4.25"x 6.25"

Photo mat booklets - Cut at 6.25" x 7.50" and score on the 7.50" side at 3.25". I made (3) of these.




Graphic 45 File Folder Mini Album Tutorial 
Part 1, 2 and 3



chipboard front/back cover 6×8-1/2
chipboard spine 2-1/2 x 8-1/2
cardstock pages 8-1/4 x 11 scored at 5-1/4 (6)
hinge 8-1/8 x 11
cardstock for long pocket 3×9-1/4 (6)
inside front/back pockets 4-1/2 x 7
to create the top and bottom tabs for the pages on the punch board the measurement is 3 inches
to create the middle tab for the pages on the punch board the measurement is 2-3/4



Measurements for the design paper are as follows…
6 pieces @ 4×8
6 pieces @ 5×8
12 pieces @ 5-1/2×8
6 pieces 2×8
The measurement on the punchboard for the tab is as follows…
Top/bottom tab punch at 2-7/8
Center tab punch at 2-5/8






Calendar Girl Tutorial






Making Ledger Paper

Making your own ledger papers, notebook papers and grid papers in Photoshop is easy, you just have to be aware of a few speical tools.
This first tool isn't really all that special, and you probably know about it already, but I used Photoshop for an embarrasingly long time before my husband pointed out the line tool to me. Then my life was changed.
Using the Shape Tool (ctrl+U) you can make more than just a rectangle! Change the shape in the menu by clicking on the shape you want, rectangle, rounded rectangle (another favorite), circle, many sided shape, line, and custom. Seriously life changing when I realized there was more than just the rectangle. Also, you can download custom shape files to get lots of cool shapes. This is ony of my favorite sites for free custom shapes.
The first arrow allows you to make the shape a specific shape, or with the ability to be modified. I prefer the simple single size shape. The second arrow allows you to change the width of the line.
To make ledger paper I make one line and then duplicate it a bunch of times. (To duplicate a layer right click on it in the layer panel and choose "duplicate" or else use the shortcut ctrl+J.) The next tool allows you to evenly distribute them across the page.
Put the first line and the last line in the place on the page where you want them to be. In your layer palette select all the layers and then using the Move Tool (ctrl+V), click on the circled icon above. This will evenly distribute your lines vertically. The icon to the left will distribute them evenly horizontally. These distribute buttons are really genius for getting things evenly spaced. The group to the left allows you to bring them all to the same top point, middle point or bottom point. Try selecting a bunch of layers and using these buttons to see what happens.
After realigning the lines I duplicate them all and rotate the new layers 90 degrees and then you'll have a grid. Try varying the width of lines and the space between to make interesting ledger papers.







How to Make Basic Cardboard

This method is a very quick and easy way to add a little depth to paper that resembles cardboard.

First, fill the layer with the color you'd like to use.
With the color layer selected go to Filters -> Noise -> Add Noise
Use the following settings (you can adjust these settings to get more or less color change):
Next go to Filters -> Blur -> Gaussian Blur

Finished!

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