Some days I come across GOLD. I found this cool new blog Giddy Giddy and it's full of great DIY's for the kids and you to do.
I love this one because we had Stamp Albums when we were kids and I loved looking through them and reorganising them. We used to take such good care of them, I wonder where they are now? I'm sure my mum would still have them.
This is a DIY Stamp Collecting Album
The materials you will need:
*2 paper maps
*White masking tape
*Rubber cement glue (acid free) ** Do not use white glue (or rubber cement that is NOT acid free) as this will discolor the paper over time.
*Thin cord (leather, cotton or synthetic)
*Scissors or preferably a paper cutter.
Cut cardstock paper desired size.
For my example, I used 3 inches by 3 inches cardstock pages.
Cut map into long strips which will be used to cover the cardstock pages.
I used a paper cutter cut 3 inch strips the entire length of the map.
Tape pages together using white masking tape.
Brush rubber cement onto cardstock and adhere precut map onto the pages.
Now you can glue the glassine envelopes on each page using rubber cement. I cut the envelopes to size and then oriented them so that the envelope opening is facing the center binding.
Using a leather scrap, I cut a little jacket for my book and sewed long strap onto it.
Attach the leather jacket by wrapping cord around the center and knotting on the exterior.