We made the cutest little ABC book mini album using KB and Friends’ Animals A to Z Alphabet Book Quick Page Album and 6″ by 6″ chipboard. We made this hybrid scrapbooking project in an afternoon.
We created our album using CropMom’s online scrapbooking software, but digital scrapbookers who have their own graphics software can purchase the quick page album kit here at KB and Friends and make this adorable alphabet book.
- Animals A to Z Alphabet Book Quick Page Album
- Animals A to Z digital scrapbook kit
- Staple from Social Butterfly digital scrapbook kit (or staple from other digital scrapbook kit)
- 28 layouts, one for the front cover, one for the back cover, and the rest representing the letters of the alphabet
- 14 pieces of 6″ by 6″ chipboard (we bought ours from CK Resale)
- 3 one-inch book rings
- Several colorful ribbons, cut in 8″ lengths
- Home printer or professional photo service to print your layouts on 6″ by 6″ matte photo paper
- Hole punch
- Spray adhesive, acid free
- Optional: chipboard ABC shape and ball chain
Begin making your alphabet book by using the Animals A to Z Alphabet Book Quick Page Album pages to create a page for every letter of the alphabet. We used one black-and-white photo on each page.
Making the 26 scrapbook pages of your book is a breeze with the quick pages in the Animals A to Z Quick Page Album.. We used the Lindsay Pro font to fill in the blank on each page where it says A is for _________, B is for _________, and so on. We added a backwards staple from the Social Butterfly digital scrapbook kit to the flash card on each page.
Use a quick page background for the cover of the book, then add brown chipboard letters from the Animals A to Z digital scrapbook kit or word art from the Animals A to Z Alphabet Book Quick Page Album kit to create a title for your book. We added the words “an alphabet book” using the Goudy Old Style font below the title.
For the back cover, we used one of the collage background papers from the quick page album kit.
Print your layouts (or have them printed) on matte photo paper.
Use adhesive spray to glue the prints onto the 6″ by 6″ chipboard pieces, making sure that you keep the layouts in the correct order when gluing to the back side of the chipboard. Use the spray adhesive in a well ventilated area. Be careful not to get any adhesive on the front of your prints.
After the adhesive has dried, trim any excess from the prints so that it fits the chipboard. Our chipboard had rounded corners, so we used scissors to round the corners of the prints.
Now, use the sandpaper to gently sand the edges of each page in your book.
Use a hole punch to punch three holes on the left side of your chipboard pages for the binding for your ABC book. Make sure that you punch the correct side of each chipboard page. You need a sturdy hole punch and plenty of pressure to punch through the chipboard.
Thread the book rings through the punch holes to hold your book together. Dress up your book by tying the 8″ pieces of ribbon to the book rings.
To embellish your book even more, purchase a piece of chipboard in the shape of the letters ABC and a ball chain from a scrapbook store. Now, make an extra print of the back cover of your book on matte photo paper. Glue it to the ABC chipboard letters on both sides and trim. Use the ball chain to attach it to your alphabet book. This last step is optional.
Here are some (but not all) of the pages in our ABC mini album: