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Generations Album




If you can't find the perfect album, create it.


  • Plain album with removable pages
  • Cloth
  • Decorative label and custom pages
  • Double-sided adhesive sheets
  • Album cover template
  • Utility knife
  • Photo corners
  • White gel pen
  • Archival glue stick
  • Black card stock
  • Hole punch
  • Scissors


  1. Step 1

    Take a plain album with removable pages, cover it with cloth, and add a decorative label and custom pages.

  2. Step 2

    Decorate cover: Use double-sided adhesive sheets (photo adhesive paper) to cover album with book cloth.

  3. Step 3

    Download cover design; print. Cut out with a utility knife.

  4. Step 4

    Glue to album with an archival glue stick; let dry.

  5. Step 5

    Make pages: Remove original pages. Using originals as a guide, cut black card stock to size.

  6. Step 6

    Punch holes through new pages; insert into album. (Reserve originals for another use.)

  7. Step 7

    Use photo corners and charm frames to mount photos.

  8. Step 8

    Label pages with a white gel pen; decorate with rub-on borders.

Martha Stewart Living, January 2006



Reviews (4)

  • Dazzlyr72 23 Nov, 2010

    Does anyone know what font was used for this generation album cover? I would like to use it on other projects.

  • etches 13 Jan, 2008

    Does the archival glue work on material ( muslin ) for example?

  • sweettooth2 10 Jan, 2008

    I made my own too and gave them out as gifts, wedding, baby and just friends I used a pretty fabric and added lace around the album.It turned out very nice.Sometimes I added a frame and put the same material on that and glued it to the front of the album then added a picture of the person I was giving the album too. I also put some lace on that too. I enjoyed doing these projects.

  • abuelitanury 9 Jan, 2008

    I used muslim and with iron-on transfer, I ironed on an early black and white photo of the person to whom I was giving the album. It came out beautiful