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Generations Album

Source: Martha Stewart Living, January 2006


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

  • Utility knife

  • Photo corners

  • White gel pen

  • Archival glue stick

  • Black card stock

  • Hole punch

  • Scissors


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

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

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

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

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

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

  7. Use photo corners and charm frames to mount photos.

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

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