SPINE: Left Photo: Crease and fold the 4-3/4" x 12 strips. Connect the two strips (see yellow arrow)
Right Photo: There are a total of 7 mountains for the outside and 8 for the inside. Note: The total amount of folds will also depend on how many envelopes are being used for the album.
Left Photo: Make a template 2" x 4-3/4" using chipboard. First hole is 1-1/8" from the top, following (3) 1/8" holes on the edge 1-1/4" apart. Note: if envelopes are larger/smaller in size, center the template for the same results. Place the template on the 3rd fold line which will the 1st mountain fold, mark holes - continue marking on all mountain sections.
Right Photo: Fold crease to punch holes using a 1/8" hand held punch. Repeat process 6 additional times.
Left Photo: Fold the envelope flap inside (see yellow arrow)
Right Photo: using the template previously made for the strips, center template on envelope, mark holes.
After punching the envelopes, the envelope side results are as shown. Note: the 1/8" punch should be ONLY punching half way (or 1/16" in).
Left Photo: A needle with larger holes will be good to thread ribbon of your choice.
Right Photo: After threading needle, push through the center hole of the spine and envelope (see yellow arrow). Leave about 7" of ribbon as a tail.
Left photo: After threading ribbon through the center hole, from the inside of the envelope, thread through the bottom hole and through the bottom of the spine (see yellow arrow)
Right Photo: Bring needle up to the top spine hole, thread through top envelope hole as shown.
Left Photo: Before the spine attaching process is completed, outside of the spine should be as shown
Right Photo: Thread through the center envelope hole and through spine ensuring the tail will be on the opposite side of the original tail (see yellow arrow). Tie a double knot to secure ribbon.
Finished attached envelope results:
Left Photo: adhere spine extension to the cover (see yellow arrow)........position it 1/4" from the edge
Right photo: Adhere the solid/pattern paper on top to hide the extension.