Here is the Church, Here is the Steeple

Here is an interesting way to make a photo album with all of those wedding pictures. If you are going to a wedding, bring your camera and give this to the bride and groom when they come back from their honeymoon. They will love you!

2 pieces of mat board (or chip board)
8 1/2" x 11" piece of card stock
large photo of church
20 long, thin photos printed on heavy-weight paper (mine were 1 1/4" x 3 1/2")
glue stick

paper cutter, scissors or Exacto knife

Glue photo of church to the back of the mat board so that the nice color side of the mat board shows when you open the book. Trim. Cut the second piece of mat board to match the first. My example worked out to be 9" x 7". Accordion pleat a piece of card stock lengthwise. Each pleat is about 3/4" in my example. Cut the pleated card stock the height of the mat boards.
Do not glue photos to the front and back pleats. These will be glued onto the covers.
Place 1/2" of glue on the back left hand side of one of the thin photos. Place it about 1/2" below the top of the first pleat on the FRONT of the pleat. Fold the pleat over and place 1/2" of glue on the back right hand side of another picture. Glue it to the BACK of the pleat. Leave a small space between the two photos. You should now be able to see the front of first photo and the back of the other. Continue all the way down and on the other pleats.
Glue the front and back flaps of the pleats to the inside of the front and back covers.
It should look like the above photo. When you open and pull both covers, the photos will lie flat and look like the photo below. This reminds me of the ditty I learned as a child...."Here is the church, here is the steeple. Open the doors and see all the people"
This gift will last longer than those skinny stemmed wine glasses they asked for in their registry.


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Natalie the Photo Album Ideas Collector said...

I Love this post! So creative! I will try to make one with my daughter this weekend! Thank you so much for sharing this!

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