When cardstock is too thick and 12 x 12 inches just won't cover it...mambi's new Expandable Paper Pads to the rescue! These glossy, oversized papers are great for wrapping gifts, BIG or small papercrafting projects, collaging, party decorations and so much more!
This week on the blog we are featuring projects created using the Expandable Paper Pads, and today we're sharing the simple way mambi Design Team member Heather Adams (blog | IG) covered a plain chipboard album.
About this project, Heather writes:
"Do you ever have an idea in your head and it takes a while for it to come to fruition? That's what happened with this plain chipboard mini album. It is 6x8 size, and I think I bought it because it was such a good price. I have wanted to either paint it or cover it, but didn't know with what. ENTER: the new Expandable Paper Pads from me & my BIG ideas! Because these papers are larger than 12x12, I was able to use one paper for the outside and a coordinating one for the inside of the album without having to piece together smaller pages."
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- chipboard album
- roller adhesive
- x-acto knife (not pictured)
- papers from expandable paper pad
- paper trimmer
- acrylic paint
- paint brush
1. Trim paper to fit album. Because these papers come folded, you can mark where you need to cut and then fold and fit them into your paper trimmer!
2. Paint the edges of your album. This gives a nice finished look. (TIP: Paint around the rings on the inside of the album as well-- this will help hide any mess-ups you might make when cutting the paper to fit around the rings.)
3. Add roller adhesive on one side of the album and place paper on. Add adhesive as you go. (TIP: DO NOT put adhesive on all at once. If you do this, your paper will more than likely get stuck where you don't want it to stick.) Trim corners with scissors if your album has rounded corners.
4. Repeat step 3 for inside. Use an x-acto knife to trim around inner rings.
Heather used an elastic band from The Happy Planner™ line of products to hold her album closed. Now she can add in as many pages that she wants and her album will still be held closed.
For more projects using Expandable Paper Pads, click HERE.