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Constellation Album
by Lynda Musante

Constellation AlbumYou will need:

  • Paper board photo album
  • Plastic backed foil-black and silver
  • Seven 16mm star rhinestones
  • ¼" Star hand punch
  • Decorative edge scissors
  • Black permanent marker
  • ¼" Wide double stick tape
  • Stylus
  • Scissors
  • Ruler


Constellation Pattern

  1. Cut a piece of black foil 8½" x 12" and place on table with black side down. Center opened photo album on top of foil. Use stylus to trace around the edges of the album. Remove album from foil. Fold foil in half, aligning the 8½" edges. Cut a slit in foil ¼" from folded edge, cutting from top edge of foil to traced line. Repeat at the bottom. Open foil up and trim tab to ¼" length.
  2. Place album back onto foil with center spine of album aligned with the center fold of foil. Place tape on tabs and fold tabs in. Fold top and bottom edges of foil up onto album and use double sided tape to secure foil. Diagonally fold corners (like wrapping a package) and similarly fold and tape side edges of foil to album.
  3. Cut two 4½" x 6¼" pieces of black foil for inside lining pieces. Tape pieces to the inside of the front and back album cover.
  4. Cut a 4¼" x 6¼" piece of silver foil. Trim along edges with decorative edge scissors. Punch stars along edges of foil piece with hand punch. Adhere to cover of album at a slight angle with double sided tape.
  5. Use double stick tape to attach star rhinestones in a "Big Dipper" formation on front of photo album. Draw lines between stars with black permanent marker.
Constellation Album - Fig. 1
Constellation Album - Fig. 2
Constellation Album - Fig. 3


Reynolds® Bright Ideas™ Crafting Surface Blanks, Ultra™ Foil, Double Sided Tape, Stylus; Darice® Rhinestones; Fiskars® Long Paper Edgers, Scissors, Hand Punch; Sakura of America Permapaque™ Marker.



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