The First Two Memory Book Pages

Here are the first two memory book pages .  Have you finished your Memory Book spine and cover yet? These pages are shown in the three different color schemes that I picked.

The first page is an elephant place holder page.  You can use it as is to decorate the memory book.  I used it for the inside cover of one of my books.  The other page can also be used as a place holder page or the corners have foam tape to raise them and you can tuck a picture in.  Wasn’t Cordelia a cute kid?

What you Need:
  • Cardstock from your color scheme
  • Glue
  • Foam Tape
  • A picture (about 3X5 or 4×6)
  • Download Files
Keeping the Colors Straight with Different Color Schemes

Yesterday I suggested you choose your color palette. 

The download files use four basic colors, white, pink, blue and purple.  I suggest you keep them consistent throughout the whole project so I developed my method to keep them straight.  When working on the purple or brown color scheme pages, I took a little piece of all four colors (white is white) and wrote on them which color they represented. This way if I am doing a page on a different day, I can remember what I was doing.

Choosing the Paper

 I selected three different color palettes and everyday I will show the pages in all three.  The paper doesn’t have to be heavy, 65 lb weight will do.

Cutting the First Two Pages

These pages are fairly easy to cut.  Some of the pieces are small and intricate so be careful taking them off the mat.

I used a black pen for all the drawing.  If you choose another color just make sure it shows up on your color palette. 

Assembling the first page: The Elephant Page
This page is pretty straight forward.  First, glue the embellishments together.  Make sure they line up properly so no edges of the bottom color show.  Put the glue on the cut out piece so that the glue doesn’t get on the open spaces much.  If you are using Art Glitter Glue (the one I suggest), it dries clear.  Then glue the embellishments on the page, making sure they all fit and are centered.

And the Elephant page is done.  To put it into the Memory Book glue it to the inside cover or to a white base page.  Make sure you glue it as far in as you can to cover the writing (Xs and Os) if you are gluing it to a base page.

Assembling the Second Page : The All Dressed Up Page

This page is just a little more more complicated.  Start by gluing the corners together.  Then put two of pieces of thin foam tape, forming a V at the corner.  This will allow the corners to hold your picture if you choose to add one.

If you are adding a picture, use it as a template as to where to stick the corners.  Otherwise just line them up with each other in the corners.

And the All Dressed Up page is done.  To put it into the Memory Book glue it to the inside cover or to a white base page.  Make sure you glue it as far in as you can to cover the writing (Xs and Os) if you are gluing it to a base page.

View all the Memory Book Tutorials here.

Tomorow we will have some Pull Tag Pages like this one:

Hero pull out pages with picture in pastels

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