Friday, April 15, 2016

Vintage Junk Mini Album for Canvas Corp Brands

Welcome to the Blog! I have a project using Canvas Corp Brands products for you today! I also have two videos to go with this one.

I have created a Vintage Junk Mini Album, suitable for use for travel photos or for heritage photos. 

This is a canvas covered mini which measures 6 1/2" x 7 1/2" with a 1 3/4" flexible spine. The printed canvas makes a wonderful book cover. The compass print canvas is a retired product, but you can find similar printed canvas HERE, or you can find the compass print cardstock HERE.

I added some splatters of Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist to the canvas before I used it to create the mini album covers.

I decorated the cover with some bits and pieces, including 7 Gypsies Industrial Gears.
The inside pages of the book are constructed of black cardstock and covered with 7 Gypsies papers. I used American Vintage, Ordre du Jour, Gypsy Moments, Maritime, and Wanderlust.

To see all of the inside pages of this mini album, watch the video above.

To create the covers of this album, first cut two pieces of canvas to 8 1/2" x 9 1/2". 
Spray canvas with glimmer mist and allow to dry.
Cut two pieces of heavy weight chipboard to 6 1/2" x 7 1/2". Use multi medium to attach the printed canvas to one side of a chipboard cover. Trim the corners as shown. Repeat with the plain canvas and the other chipboard cover.

Wrap the canvas around the edges of the chipboard covers. Use strong, double-sided tape to adhere the canvas edges to the chipboard. 

Create a tab-hinge spine by cutting black cardstock to 6" x 11 3/4". Score at 2", 2 1/4", 2 3/4", 3 1/4", 3 1/2" 4", 4 1/2", 4 3/4", 5 1/4", 5 3/4", 6", 6 1/2", 7", 7 1/4", 7 3/4", 8 1/4", 8 1/2", 9", 9 1/2", and 9 3/4". Place double-sided tape on the second, fourth, sixth, eighth, tenth,and twelfth 1/2" sections.
Fold on the score lines and adhere the 1/2" sections together to form six tab hinges. Place double-sided tape on both sides of each hinge as shown.
Trim a piece of black Kraft-tex (or black cardstock backed with tyvek) to 6 3/8"" x 4 1/2". Trim a piece of printed canvas to 7 3/8" x 2 1/2" and glue to the Kraft-tex. Wrap the canvas over at the top and the bottom edges and secure. This is the spine of the album.
I used a white pen to mark the 1/4" gutters on both sides of the tab hinge so you can see how to position the hinge onto the back of the spine. Make sure the hinge section is centered on the spine piece and secure with strong adhesive.
Flip the spine over so that the tab hinge is facing down. Attach strong adhesive from the 1/4" gutters to the edge of the spine. The visible canvas spine is approximately 1 3/4".

Trim two pieces of black cardstock to 6 3/8" x 7 3/8" and attach to the inside of both canvas covers.
Remove the adhesive from the spine section and attach to the covers, making sure that the 1/4" gutter of the spine lines up with the edges of the covers. Make sure your tab hing is facing up.
Trim decorative paper to 6 14" s 7 1/4" to cover the inside covers.

The spine and covers will look like this. 

Create 6 fold-out pages and attach each page to one of the 6 tab hinges. 

To see how to create this type of the page, see the video above.

Thanks for looking. Visit the CCB Blog for more inspiration! 

Canvas Corp Brads:
Canvas Corp Printed Canvas (the clock canvas is no longer available, but the cardstock is available HERE)
Canvas Corp Natural Canvas Sheet
Canvas Corp Denim Sample Pack
Canvas Corp Natural Burlap Sheet
Canvas Corp Mini clothes pins: blackred
Canvas Corp Canvas Fringe: Red Ticking
Canvas Corp Black and Ivory Postcards Cardstock
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist: Lobster
7 Gypsies American Vintage 12x12 paper: Wish You Were Here
7 Gypsies 8x8 paper pads: American VintageOrdre du JourGypsy MomentsMaritime, Wanderlust.
7 Gypsies Industrial Gears
7 Gypsies Metal Book Corners (retired)
7 Gypsies Mini Ephemera: Receipts, Correspondence
7 Gypsies Gypsy Moments Cards: Du Day
7 Gypsies Printed File Folders: Country Roads

Tags: Graphic 45 Artist Trading Tags (black, kraft), Regular Tags (black, kraft), Square Tags (black, kraft)
Ribbon and twine: Really Reasonable Ribbon natural burlap string, black and ivory plaid (out of stock)
Lace: Really Reasonable Ribbon Melissa Natural Crochet Lace
Punches: Stampin' Up 1" circle, EK Success corner rounder
Ink: Ranger Distress Vintage Photo
Chipboard: Grafix (black)
Trinket pin: Maya Road
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts
Cardstock: 65# black
Kraft-tex: black
Adhesive: Scotch 3M ATG tape, Scor-tape, Scrapbook, Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares, Liquitex gel medium, hot glue, white glue


  1. Such a great album! I love how you created the spine and the covers, using that beautiful fabric. Thank you for sharing, Gloria!


  2. Wow, Gloria! This is a masterpiece! I love the construction;thanks for the great "how-to" video! I know how much work that is! This is such a wonderful mash up of 7 Gypsies products and everything is perfectly executed. You had to have spent weeks on this...but it was worth the effort. It's gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing your techniques. You are so generous! Hugs!

  3. Wow nice! I love it! thank very much for sharing it!

  4. Your album is gorgeous!! Thank you so much for the fantastic tutorial, that was so kind and generous of you! I just love your work Gloria :)

  5. Love this album and will have to make one of my own. But think I will use another color for the glimmer mist splatters. The red looks like blood to me.. :-(

  6. Beautiful album. Thanks for showing, Anneke

  7. I am a cloth/canvas cover lover and this is just my speed! I love the clock canvas and the gorgeous layers and flaps on the inside. I will definitely sit down with this video and try some of your page ideas. Brilliant and thanks so much for sharing! Hugs, Autumn

  8. This album and tutorial are so inspiring and instructive. Thanks for sharing the detailed directions with photos. These are so helpful.

  9. Very nice tutorial here on your blog....and I also watched the video and love the creativity you put into each page. Beautiful work :) Hugs...Janie