As I’ve told you many times before, scrapbooking is one of my favorite hobbies. I started many years ago and now I really need a bigger craft room, since I have endlessly of scrapbook materials and tools. My latest addition is the Tab punch board from We R memory keepers, and this week I made a whole album using it. With the tab punch board you can easily make custom tabs for planners, folders and much more! Follow the steps if you are interested in seeing how to DIY a scrapbook album, or get some scrapbook layout inspo!
The first thing I do when making an album is to choose the theme, and this time I chose “Roadtrip in California”. A trip my friend and I did 2015!
After choosing a theme, I started with the front and the back of the album. This is what you’ll need:
- Rings that’ll bind the pages together (not included in the picture, but you can find them in most of the scrapbook stores)
Then I cut out two pieces of carton that I used as the back and front of the album.
…And wrapped them in paper. Wanted to go “old school” so went for this cartonish color.
And after finishing the front and the back (decorated it later!) it was time for the inside of the album, where this beauty helped me! Just like the tag punch board from We R memory keepers that I tried a few weeks ago, I loved this one as well.
I started with putting the tab alignment bar in the holes to the left (where you should put it if you want to make side tabs, the right one is for roundering the corners).
I lined the paper along the tab alignment bar and pushed the punch down, and tadaa.
After that I flipped the paper around, removed the tab alignment bar and chose which size I wanted it (as you can see here I went for small).
And after that I trimmed off the excess paper! I just lined up the paper and used the blade that’s included (sharp and good). And I got a tab!
So my though with this roadtrip album was that I wanted to use one tab for each city we went to, and therefor made four. One for San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego and one for Las Vegas!
After decorating the front of the album, I punched holes and bind the whole album and the pages with rings.
Then I decorated the pages!
And here we have the result! What do you think? Besides this album I’ve made two from scratch before, both out of toilet paper rolls (you can NEVER guess they’re made out of that!). You can find them here and here.
To sum it up- I recommend everyone who’s into bullet journaling, scrapbooking or other hobbies where you’ll use this one! I truly love mine. And don’t forget to tune in to my Instagram by the way! Se you there.2