Grungeboard Nestibility Photo Album

Click Below for an A4 Printable Worksheet

Grungeboard Nestibility Photo Album


Shopping List:      

Tim Holtz Idea-ology Range: 

 Grungeboard – Plain: TH92715 ( Various Finishes Available )

 Grungeboard – Elements: TH92486

 Long Fasteners: TH92703

Cosmic Shimmer Mist: Golden Mint : CSMMINT &  Angel Mist: CSMAN

 Curved Rectangle Mega Nestibility Die:WIZS5-0006

Distress Ink Pad – Victorian Velvet: DPVICTORIAN

 Cut `n` Dry Foam : FOAMCUT

 Non-Stick craft sheet: CRAFTSHELRG( Large ) – CRAFTSHELSM ( Small)

Double Sided Tape : Tape2s

 Wonder Tape: WH2 , WH4, WH8 or WH10

 Ribbon: Various Ribbon Codes Available.


Step by Step Instructions

1 Print both sides of a sheet of 160sgm paper from a craft cd or use a scrapbook sheet of paper. Top Tip – don`t have the card too thick as the spine will ping out. Fold the A4 patterned paper in half and trim to 12cm x 20cm. On the open edge punch a decorative edge or use a spellbinder die to edge the paper.

2 Open the paper out. Starting from the middle score line, score 6 lines either side at 0.5inch intervals. Concertina the folds up and leave the wider punched edge flat. This will give you 6 ridges to attach pages later.


3 Spritz both pieces of grungeboard using the golden mist first. It helps to dab the colour in with a piece of kitchen roll. When dry spritz the angel mist and allow to dry. Repeat this on the back and when dry lay the hinges in place and punch holes ready to fasten.  


4 Distress the edges using the cut`n`dry foam with the Victorian velvet ink. Attach the hinges on the front of the cover with the long fasteners.


Apply wonder tape to the back of the punched edge and secure that edge flush with the edges of the grungeboard. This will also cover the fastenings. Repeat on the other side to link the front covers and concertina part all together.


6 Once the book is closed the concertina edge will add a nice feature to the book.                                      


Take 6 A4 pieces of co-ordinating card and score in half. Trim each folded piece to 12cm x 19cm. Now place the curved rectangle die in the centre of the page and cut through both sides of the card using your die cutting machine to make the aperture. 


Apply double sided tape to the bottom and side edge of the card. Leave the top edge free of tape so you can easily add photos in and out of the page. Stick the frame on the back of one of the concertina tabs. Whilst the page is open stick your photos over the apertures or just tack them.


9 Remove the side tape and leave a tab to help position the page straight when closed.


10 Close the page over the top of the same concertina tab and pull the tape tab to secure the page closed.


11 Repeat this on all 6 pages. You can leave some pages blank and have then as a journal rather than an album or mix and match them.


12 The front page will show the decorative paper and the photo.


13 Punch a hole on the front and back cover and tread a ribbon through to secure the book closed.


14 Here is the outside of the book. You can leave it plain with the cosmic shimmer mists or you may wish to stamp and decorate the book further.


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3 Responses to Grungeboard Nestibility Photo Album

  1. Edna says:

    Superb tut Suzanne. I have grungepaper but it may not give enough stabililty to an album like this. Looks like I’ll be spending more then. 🙂
    Edna x

  2. AliceH says:

    This is wonderful, Suzanne- thank you again for sharing!

  3. Denise Fletcher says:

    this is a fab idea, love it!

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