Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Mini Monday Part 2 - Binding Systems

Hello scrappy peeps!!  Onto day two of Ribbon and Ring binding systems.  :)

The tools you are going to need for this are similar to the ones used for the ribbon binding.  The only thing different is instead of using ribbon we are going to be using binder rings.

You can purchase these at your local stationery store.   They come in several different sizes to accommodate different thicknesses of albums.

You can use these as is or if you want to spice things up you can paint them with nail polish.  When you do this the pages slide a little easier.

First you are going to want to mark where your holes are going to go on your pages and your album cover.  Like in the previous post you can eye ball the placement or like me do one quick measurement.  All the measurements I am giving are based on a 6 inch album cover.

I will be using 2 binder rings but you can adjust your measurements to add 3.

First we are going to mark 1 1/2 inch from the top and bottom of your pages.

and about 1/4 to 1/2 inch in from the edge of the page and punch your holes.

Using this page as a template line up each additional page and trace the holes and punch.

Take one of your pages and center it on your chipboard cover.

Trace the holes onto both the front and the back covers.

Punch the holes

Stack the album covers and the pages in the order that you would like them and put your binder rings through the holes.  Make sure the joint in the binder ring is outside the album.  Your pages will turn easier and it is easier to hide with ribbon.

For a little added touch you can tie several coordinating ribbons to the rings.

If you don't have binder rings you can use pieces of ribbon in place of the binder rings.  Ensure that you leave enough space when you tie the ribbon to allow the pages to turn.  :) In my example I only have a few sheets of paper so the space in the ribbon seems exaggerated.  Once you have more pages with pictures and embellishments it will fill in the space in the ribbon.  I just wanted to make sure you leave enough room for your pages to turn easily.

If you have any questions about this post or any other post be sure to let us know.  

Thanks for stopping by!!  :)

Happy Scrap'n!!!

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