[Craft] DIY Postcard Album

In my previous post, “Mad about Postcards” (https://korpannita.wordpress.com/2014/05/27/mad-about-postcards/), i showed the postcards i received from Postcrossing. I kept them in a plastic folder but i wanted to display them properly. There are several ways to do it as suggested in Postcrossing blog from September 2012 (http://www.postcrossing.com/blog/2012/09/06/postcard-storage-boxes-albums-and-more) but i prefer to store them in an album. Although searching for postcard album both in stores and online shops, i have a hard time finding the perfect one because insert pocket sizes are usually  limited to 3 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ vintage size , 4″ x 6″ modern size or 5″ x 7″ large size. So, i decided to create my own DIY album instead. It is 8 1/2″ x 11″ album and should be able to hold at least 50 postcards, hopefully more! 🙂

Materials

  1. 11″ x 14″ black chipboard x 2 sheets
  2. 8 1/2″ x 11″ black card stock x 50 sheets
  3. 8 1/2″ x 11″ kraft card stock x 5 sheets
  4. 1″ black metal binding wire x 1 wire
  5. 250/ box clear photo corner x 2 boxes
  6. Decorative materials like mt, stickers, etc.

Materials

Tools

  1. The Cinch 2 Binding tool
  2. Wire cutter
  3. Cutter
  4. Cutting mat
  5. Pencil
  6. Ruler

Tools

Steps

  1. Cut the chipboards to the size needed with cutter
  2. Use the Cinch to punch card stocks and chipboard
  3. Insert kraft papers every 10 pages of black papers
  4. Trim the wire to the size needed with wire cutter
  5. Place card stocks in the wire and cinch to close it
  6. Add decorative materials on insert pages and cover
  7. Attach postcards one by one, using 4 photo corners
  8. Put country and date received label for each postcard

DIY Postcard Album

This project can be a great coffee table book, don’t you think? I can leave it in the living room for our guests to flip through if they want. Anyway, i had some leftover materials and decided to put together a cute little notebook under postcard theme! It’s 4 x 6 inch with 9 insert pages and 50 blank pages which decorated with lots of washi tapes and stickers.

Postcard Notebook

Happy Crafting and Postcrossing!

Read more about the Cinch bookbinding tool that i used at: https://korpannita.wordpress.com/2013/06/13/bookbinding/

Learn more about the Postcrossing Project at: https://korpannita.wordpress.com/2014/03/05/postcrossing/

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